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Witchfinder (2013)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror | 20 April 2013 (USA)
A small community lives in fear of the satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive ... See full summary »

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Colin Clarke

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Colin Clarke
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Credited cast:
Dave Juehring ... William Thatcher Blake
Valerie Meachum ... The Witch
Travis Worthey Travis Worthey ... John Hawthorne
Nicole Kilmer Nicole Kilmer ... Sarah Blake
Chloe Konieczki Chloe Konieczki ... Mary Blake
Nicholas Capriola Nicholas Capriola ... Executioner
Michael Beever Michael Beever ... Hooded Man
Alex Wolf Alex Wolf ... Hooded Man
Alex Ralph Alex Ralph ... Hooded Man
Lucy Adrignola Lucy Adrignola ... Specter
Deb Perry Deb Perry ... Specter
Sean Tyler Sean Tyler ... Specter
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Travis Worthey Travis Worthey ... John Hawthorne
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A small community lives in fear of the satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron of terror that threatens to engulf them all in a bloody pit of horror! Written by Anonymous

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Believe in Evil.

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Short | Horror

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20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Cherry Valley, Illinois, USA See more »

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Valerie Meachum's lifelong fascination with witch trial history came in handy as The Witch. During rehearsals, she recommended a favorite book from her childhood, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, to young Chloe Konieczki (Mary Blake). She has also directed The Crucible for theatre. See more »

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References Witchfinder General (1968) See more »

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Intriguing indie horror short
30 December 2013 | by rp-jSee all my reviews

With nods not only to Witchfinder General (1968), but also The Mask Of Satan (1960), Witchfinder is a very pleasing live-action debut for director Colin Clarke, following two animated shorts.

It's a fairly simple tale of witchery and revenge, but perfectly suited to the slim running time. The film's real trump card is an engaging visual design - heavy on autumnal reds, yellows and browns, it strikingly utilises the woodland setting and claustrophobic interiors.

As The Witch, Valerie Meachum is suitably menacing, particularly at the film's climax.

Is this a taster for a more fully fledged project? Let's hope so, as on this evidence Clarke has a great flair for capturing barren landscapes and locations, which is screaming out for a wider canvas. Well worth a look.


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