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Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! )

Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! ) (1962)

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Night of the Eagle was the second film version of Fritz Leiber Jr.'s Conjure Wife (the first was Weird Woman, perhaps the best of Universal's low-budget "Inner Sanctum" series of the 1940s). The film's title was possibly meant to invoke memories of the earlier Night of the Demon (58); both films involve a rational scientist (in the case of Night of the Eagle, Peter Wyngarde) forced to accept the existence of the supernatural. All evidence points to the conclusion that the scientist's American

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George Baxt, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson

Dec 5, 2000

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Atmospheric and underplayed in the tradition of Val Lewton.

December 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Sidney Hayers shoots the whole thing with an almost Wellesian flourish, and the script (by Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson) is structured with incredible tightness.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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An odd, stylish, and completely absorbing witchcraft-in-the-suburbs oddity that puts hexes into the hands of academics and university wives.

September 9, 2011 Full Review Source: CampBlood.org
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For protection, American threater-goers were given a special pack of salt and words to an ancient incantation during the showing of this oddball, scary tale.

December 10, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Probably the finest hour-and-a-half of director Sidney Hayers' long and generally undistinguished career.

December 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

The film is never less than gripping, and past a certain point, you have no idea where this movie is going.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

O diretor Sidney Hayers consegue até criar um clima de suspense razoável, mas o roteiro absurdo (que, por incrível que pareça, se leva realmente a sério) anula seus esforços.

December 9, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Interesting, but uninspired version of a great horror novel, Conjure Wife.

November 5, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Performances and tone are expertly judged and despite the odd Americanism this is a quality serving of intelligent English horror.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Audience Reviews for Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! )

An admirable rendition of Fritz Leiber's 1943 novel, Conjure Wife. Tangibly atmospheric and delightfully spooky.
January 28, 2012
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Randy Tippy

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an underseen 60s thriller from britain with terrific atmosphere and intelligent script. like 'night of the demon,' which the title is apparently meant to recall, the film involves a skeptical scientist's confrontation with supernatural powers... in this case, in the shape of his own wife. great use of minimal special effects in the rampaging eagle scene
July 26, 2011
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Stella Dallas

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