Saturday, 23 March 2013

MARCH 23, 2013

069 WITCHCRAFT (1964) Directed by Don Sharp ***

Better than anything Don Sharp did for Hammer, this is a really good low-budget horror film. Beautifully shot by Arthur Lavis (with my old friend Len Harris taking time out from Hammer to operate the camera) this more than stands comparison with that other much admired minor classic CITY OF THE DEAD. Filmed at Shepperton Studios with much use of iconic horror film location Oakley Court at Bray the film has a more than competent cast led by Lon Chaney, Jack Hedley, David Weston and Diane Clare. A winner all the way.


1 comment:

Cerpts said...

I've always really liked that film -- even years before seeing it I liked it due to the gorgeous cover painting that appeared on the cover of the original FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine!