Elegantly designed and shot but poorly directed, but it fascinates because it's a (then) rare Lovecraft adaptation that (partly because of its disjointednness and contrasting tones) retains the wierd tales flavor better than many film attempts.
An excellent AIP film--released in the U.S. as BURN, WITCH, BURN--based on a novel (Conjure Wife) by the great Fritz Lieber. Ably adapted by Richard and Charles Beaumont. Solid British acting and inventive black-and-white cinematography.
Amazing, little seen film about an accident that ignites racial violence in a small town but (during the second half of the film) unites the town in its efforts to save a little girl. Its raw, neorealist style makes it especially effective.