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Witchfinder (2013)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror | 20 April 2013 (USA)
A small community lives in fear of the satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive ... See full summary »


Colin Clarke


Colin Clarke

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Credited cast:
Dave Juehring ... William Thatcher Blake
Valerie Meachum ... The Witch
Travis Worthey Travis Worthey ... John Hawthorne
Nicole Kilmer Nicole Kilmer ... Sarah Blake
Chloe Konieczki Chloe Konieczki ... Mary Blake
Nicholas Capriola Nicholas Capriola ... Executioner
Michael Beever Michael Beever ... Hooded Man
Alex Wolf Alex Wolf ... Hooded Man
Alex Ralph Alex Ralph ... Hooded Man
Lucy Adrignola Lucy Adrignola ... Specter
Deb Perry Deb Perry ... Specter
Sean Tyler Sean Tyler ... Specter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Travis Worthey Travis Worthey ... John Hawthorne


A small community lives in fear of the satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron of terror that threatens to engulf them all in a bloody pit of horror! Written by Anonymous

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Believe in Evil.


Short | Horror


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Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherry Valley, Illinois, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Valerie Meachum's lifelong fascination with witch trial history came in handy as The Witch. During rehearsals, she recommended a favorite book from her childhood, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, to young Chloe Konieczki (Mary Blake). She has also directed The Crucible for theatre. See more »


References Black Sabbath (1963) See more »

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Witch against Witchfinder in this horror short
31 December 2013 | by emaildavehowarthSee all my reviews

Revenge is sweet in this short film Witchfinder, which to me is an obvious homage to the film Witchfinder General (1968) where the Witchfinder himself, Matthew Hopkins is played by the great Vincent Price, though more than just Witchfinder General, much of the Hammer film output is also referenced. Colin Clarke manages to conjure up the right mix of gore, fright and dialogue, or should I say lack of dialogue which I think the film is all the better for, leaving you, the viewer to fill in the gaps yourself. About two thirds of the film is shot at night with just the right amount of 'there's something in the shadows' to put that 'edge of the seat, 'what happens next?' fear into you. The rest of the film shot in daylight with the slightly washed out colourisation looking particularly striking and adding to the overall ambiance. The period is also well represented and the settings look almost Gothic or Salem like in nature. It has everything you'd expect from a film called Witchfinder. Looking very professional in its appearance all in all this is an enjoyable nineteen minutes of horror cinema.

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