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
Apr 25, 1962 Wide
Dec 5, 2000
Prof. Lindsay Carr
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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.
An odd, stylish, and completely absorbing witchcraft-in-the-suburbs oddity that puts hexes into the hands of academics and university wives.
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.
Probably the finest hour-and-a-half of director Sidney Hayers' long and generally undistinguished career.
The film is never less than gripping, and past a certain point, you have no idea where this movie is going.
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.
Interesting, but uninspired version of a great horror novel, Conjure Wife.
Performances and tone are expertly judged and despite the odd Americanism this is a quality serving of intelligent English horror.
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