(Known in the U.S. as Burn, Witch, Burn!) Norman Taylor (Peter Wyngarde), a psychology professor lecturing in belief and superstition, discovers that his wife Tansy (Janet Blair) is a practicing witch. She is insistent that her charms have been responsible for his academic success. Angry at her superstition, he forces her to burn them all. But almost immediately things start to go wrong for him as pupils accuse him of sexual harassment and bullying. He is drawn into his wife’s web of superstitions, forced to believe in order to survive as a rival witch tries to use black magic to destroy him and his wife. —Wikipedia
Sidney Hayers (24 August 1921 – 8 February 2000) was a British film and television director, writer and producer.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, among his most acclaimed films were Circus of Horrors (1960), The Trap (1966) and the occult thriller Night of the Eagle (1962).
In British TV, his credits included The Persuaders! and The New Avengers; he later directed several American TV shows, including episodes of Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Knight Rider, T. J. Hooker, Baywatch and The Famous Five.
Hayers died of cancer in 2000 in Altea, Spain, survived by his wife, the actress Erika Remberg. He had two children, Susan and Robert from his first marriage, to Patricia. —Wikipedia
Very tight script and effective direction make this one an entertaining and underrated chiller. Most of the horror remains either suggested or unseen, with the exception of the climax (maybe an inspiration for the blind pianist's death sequence from Dario Argento's Suspiria?) which is surprisingly well made. I enjoyed this more than the similarly themed Night of the Hunter actually. Wyngarde and Blair are wonderful.