Witchfinder General

Witchfinder General
Join us in the atmospheric Castle Keep for our first Behind the Scream talk and film screening. The first Behind the Scream will be Witchfinder General (1968). Katie Liddane will discuss the witch trials before the historical horror screening.


2 Hours and 40 Minutes

Doors open - 18.00

Film Start - 19.00

Witchfinder General is a 1968 historical horror film directed by Michael Reeves and starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Hilary Dwyer, Robert Russell and Rupert Davies. The film is a heavily-fictionalised account of the murderous witch-hunting exploits of Matthew Hopkins, a lawyer who falsely claimed to have been appointed as a "Witch Finder General" by Parliament during the English Civil War to root out sorcery and witchcraft.

Katie Liddane is an expert in the supernatural and social history of the North East, with a focus on seventeenth century witch-trials. Following local stories from past to present: her work covers the relationship between historical events and folklore, and how this is represented in fiction and film.

Event Dates

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27th August 2022,
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