Full Movie Reviews
kcvidkid - wrote on 12/01/2008
It's difficult to classify this one as strictly "horror', although "historical" doesn't quite cover it, either. I would say it is mostly a historical drama with some horrific elements. Although we never see any actual witches (that we know of), the techniques used to identify, interrogate and eventually destroy those suspected of witchcraft are quite gruesome.
Moreover, I would say that the elements driving the story forward are strictly romance and action-oriented. And there is some genuine sympathy and suspense to be generated from the relationship between Richard Marshall (career soldier) and Sarah Lowes (suspected witch).
Regardless of the category, it's a well-made film with some effective direction by Michael Reeves and one of the most quietly terrifying performances that …