Witchfinder General (Screening)

Tue 30th August 2016 7:00PM
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, BT18 0EU

Novelist Martina Devlin, author of The House Where It Happened, a ghost story inspired by Ireland's only mass witchcraft trial, introduces the classic movie: Witchfinder General

England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from "witches" in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favors. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest's niece. Risking treason by leaving his military duties, Marshall relentlessly pursues the evil Hopkins and his minion Stearne.


Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies


86 minutes

cert 15


Michael Reeves

Event Details

Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:00PM to 9:30PM


Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, BT18 0EU

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