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Witchfinder General Remake

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Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish director behind Pusher, Drive, and Only God Forgives is producing a remake of the 1970 film Witchfinder General aka The Conqueror Worm. The original starred Vincent Price as a 17th-century English witch hunter who committed a number of heinous crimes under the cover of his position. The film remains a cult favorite.

 

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http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/43082/-drive-helmer-remakes-witchfinder-general

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My interest sagged when I read "... but the decision about whether to completely contemporize the story has not yet been decided."

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One of the greatest of all horror films, because it accepts, in a novel way, the ultimate victory of evil.  That last scene -- amazing. Even the audience is corrupted.

 

But -- it must be seen in the British print. I don't mind the title change or reading over the credits, but there are other changes, particularly the music, which makes the American print inferior.

 

They don't need to remake it. It's Price's greatest horror film.

 

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