Night Of The Eagle (1962) a.k.a. Burn, Witch, Burn!
A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, and stop that foolishness. He isn't put off by her insistence that his professional rivals are working magic against him, and her protections are necessary to his career and life.
Peter Wyngarde ... Norman Taylor
Janet Blair ... Tansy Taylor
Margaret Johnston ... Flora Carr
Anthony Nicholls ... Harvey Sawtelle
Colin Gordon ... Lindsay Carr
Kathleen Byron ... Evelyn Sawtelle
Reginald Beckwith ... Harold Gunnison
Jessica Dunning ... Hilda Gunnison
Norman Bird ... Doctor
Judith Stott ... Margaret Abbott
Bill Mitchell ... Fred Jennings
Director: Sidney Hayers
DivX 5 / MP3
If your looking for a good horror film to view on a rainy night than you definitely want to check this out. Not only is it well made but the acting is very good with some genuinely spooky moments.
This film is directed by Sidney Hayers who would go on to be one of the most popular and reliable television directors that Hollywood ever used. This is a low budget effort from AIP and Samuel Arkoff but with the English setting it plays like something from Hammer Studios.
Like the great Lawton/Tourneur film-noir horror movies of the 1940's "Burn Whitch Burn" lets your mind,not the special effects, do the thinking and thus literally scares the hell out of you.
Much of the horror here is simply implied, making it that much scarier, but what is shown is truly chilling. If you've never seen a believable performance in a horror movie, check out Wyngarde in this --his final scene should be shown in every drama school -- his fear is that palpable.
If you're a fan of films dealing with the supernatural than look no further because this is a well made chiller.