Boring for an hour and 10 minutes, until the edibles kick in.
"During the witchcraft era it was dangerous to be old and ugly, but it was not safe to be young and pretty either."
Essentially a movie about the difficulty of being a woman in the presence of men. The most illuminating sequence begins with a heartbroken woman exclaiming that her husband's sickness must have been caused by witchcraft. Multiple women are brought in, tortured, and forced to make fictional confessions to religious authorities. Eventually, the blame rides all the way…
"I'm dead, Dan. Please bury me."
I've been waiting to watch this movie for almost a decade (ever since spotting it on the Video Nasties list), but I was sure it would disappoint.
This is not the slow-moving, dialogue-heavy, been-dere-done-dat zombie movie some reviewers have suggested it is. This is an incredibly atmospheric, EC Comics-inspired, genuinely scary late-nite hide-under-the-covers creepfest featuring incredible gore effects by Stan Winston and two great performances from James Farentino and Jack Albertson.