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132 Ratings

Burn, Witch, Burn!

Night of the Eagle

Directed by Sidney Hayers
United Kingdom, 1962
Horror, Thriller


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.

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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
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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
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