The Conqueror Worm (Witchfinder General)
The Conqueror Worm (Witchfinder General) (2000)

A corrupt opportunist commits brutal crimes in the name of God and country in this atmospheric period horror tale. In 17th century England, as a people's uprising threatens Lord Cromwell's rule, superstition still rules the land,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
86%
Flixster
User Score
67%


Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. Hoberman
Village Voice

It remains contemporary, and even frightening, in its evocation of cynical Puritanism and mass deception.

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Lucius Gore
ESplatter

With no supernatural elements to speak of, it is as much an historical drama as a horror film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Certainly not for the squeamish, but for others it's a surprisingly well realized study of violence.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Price is superb as real-life witchhunter Matthew Hopkins, and writer-director Michael Reeves pulls no punches with this absorbing material.

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Brian Holcomb
PopMatters

This is not the kind of horror that comes from cobwebs and creaky doors. Its horrors are all too human and impossible to cast off with a simple fade out.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A harrowing horror film directed with real skill

Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

A film about the terrifying combination of sadism and power.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's an interesting indictment of blind piousness, but it's not much of a scare film for Halloween time.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Bizarrely overrated Price thriller with some good moments.


Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Vincent Price embodies with perfection the horrors of religious bigotry (a subject that is still not outdated), but the strength and brutality of the story get… More
Bruce Bruce
When it comes to the MGM Midnite Movies, I've yet to find a bad one, that is until I watched this film, maybe that's why its sold as a single rather… More
Randy Tippy
In spite of Mr. Price's noteworthy performance, <i>Witchfinder General</i> is at best a second-rate production. The story is conceptually… More
Cassandra Maples
I have a copy of Witchfinder General from many years ago. Recently, whilst re-organising my collection, I happened upon it and watched it once more. This film… More
Anthony Lawrie
It's disturbing and horrific as far as the story goes, the fact that this kind of thing used to happen makes me feel quite uneasy. The fact is though, that… More
Lee ?
Historical based witch-hunt film set in 17th century England. Not bad at all, but it's lost it's shock value due to its 40 year old age. Watched as a… More