The Conqueror Worm
The Conqueror Worm ★★★ Witchfinder General; Edgar Allan Poe's Conqueror Worm 1968
Price turns in a fine performance portraying the sinister Matthew Hopkins, a real-life 17th-century witchhunter. No “ham” in this low-budget, underrated thriller, based on Ronald Bassett's novel. The last of three films from director Reeves, who died from an accidental overdose in 1969. 95m/C VHS . GB Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Hilary Dwyer, Rupert Davies, Robert Russell, Patrick Wymark, Wilfrid Brambell, Nicky Henson, Bernard Kay, Tony Selby; D: Michael Reeves; W: Michael Reeves, Louis M. Heyward, Tom Baker; C: John Coquillon; M: Paul Ferris.