Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! )
Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! ) (1962)

Night of the Eagle was the second film version of Fritz Leiber Jr.'s Conjure Wife (the first was Weird Woman, perhaps the best of Universal's low-budget "Inner Sanctum" series of the 1940s). The film's title was… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 25, 1962
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Atmospheric and underplayed in the tradition of Val Lewton.

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Brian Juergens
CampBlood.org

An odd, stylish, and completely absorbing witchcraft-in-the-suburbs oddity that puts hexes into the hands of academics and university wives.

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Ron Wells
Film Threat

The film is never less than gripping, and past a certain point, you have no idea where this movie is going.

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Time Out

Sidney Hayers shoots the whole thing with an almost Wellesian flourish, and the script (by Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson) is structured with incredible tightness.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

For protection, American threater-goers were given a special pack of salt and words to an ancient incantation during the showing of this oddball, scary tale.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

O diretor Sidney Hayers consegue até criar um clima de suspense razoável, mas o roteiro absurdo (que, por incrível que pareça, se leva realmente a sério) anula seus esforços.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The majority of Sidney Hayers' career would be spent as a journeyman director for American television -- his countless credits include Galactica 1980 and Acapulco H.E.A.T. -- but he provides the right measure of sustained menace for this impressive film.

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Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Probably the finest hour-and-a-half of director Sidney Hayers' long and generally undistinguished career.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interesting, but uninspired version of a great horror novel, Conjure Wife.


Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
An admirable rendition of Fritz Leiber's 1943 novel, <i>Conjure Wife</i>. Tangibly atmospheric and delightfully spooky.
Stella Dallas
an underseen 60s thriller from britain with terrific atmosphere and intelligent script. like 'night of the demon,' which the title is apparently… More