For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
3.4
117 Ratings

Burn, Witch, Burn!

Night of the Eagle

Directed by Sidney Hayers
United Kingdom, 1962
Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

Norman Taylor, a psychology professor lecturing in belief and superstition, discovers that his wife Tansy is a practicing witch. She is insistent that her charms have been responsible for his academic success.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Burn, Witch, Burn! Directed by Sidney Hayers

Awards & Festivals

Hugo Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

The film seems to suggest that witchcraft both exists and works, but the uncertainty we continue to have about some events and characters is a mark of Lewton’s influence… The movie does a pretty good job of handling this fantasy sequence, but the rhetorical nudges building up to it are tiresome because they trust the audience’s initiative so little.
December 10, 2016
Read full article
Wyngarde (seen a year earlier as the enigmatic Quint in The Innocents) is a model of didacticism; it’s endlessly amusing to see the physically compact actor, in his wide array of high-waisted, beltless slacks, slowly turn into a sweaty, stammering mess as he tries to make sense of the spells and counter-spells that make up the film’s thrilling, convoluted second half. Here, the mundane, domestic rhythms of the film’s quiet first act give way to a fantastically overwrought melodrama…
October 25, 2013
Read full article

What are people saying?

Related films