|Genres:||Drama, History, Horror|
|Crew:||Director of Photography: John Coquillon | Hairstylist: Henry Montsash | Executive Producer: Tony Tenser | Producer: Louis M. Heyward | Additional Writing: Louis M. Heyward | Screenplay: Michael Reeves | Director: Michael Reeves | Screenplay: Tom Baker | Novel: Ronald Bassett | Original Music Composer: Paul Ferris|
England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins, a monster disguised as a man who wanders from town to town offering his services as a witch hunter.
An undeniably brilliant swan song for the ill-fated directorial prodigy Reeves, with remarkable vision, and a ghastly sadistic performance by Vincent Price. Hard to like the film because it gets under your skin with its brutality and just stays there, eating you from within. A very fine work that stays with you, hauntingly.