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Salem Witch Trials (2002)

A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials.

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Rev. Samuel Parris
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Tituba Indian
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Lizzy Porter
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Annie Putnam
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Elizabeth Parris
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William Stroughton
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials.

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The charges were false. The terror was real.

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Drama | History

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3 March 2003 (Canada)  »

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(2 episodes) | (DVD edition)

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In reality, Governor Phips was only 41 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. The film depicts him as obviously much older. See more »

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Lots of screaming, lots of fear
28 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

In this three-hour TV special, the plot is pretty self-explanatory. It's about the Salem Witch Trials. If you're interested in that period of history, this movie is pretty good. If you haven't seen or studied America's famous witch hunts, it might be better to start with The Crucible and ease your way in. This one is pretty intense, and very long, so you might get overwhelmed.

For the historians out there, this is a good representation of the hysteria of the time. With veteran actors like Alan Bates, Peter Ustinov, and Shirley MacLaine to round out the cast, it's a well-acted assault on the senses. There's lots of screaming, lots of accusations, and lots of fear. But after all, there's nothing more American than fear of "different" is there?


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