#ClassicHorror Review – Witchcraft (1964)

Witchcraft (1964) is one of those classic horror movies that keeps the momentum going to the end. I first saw this movie when I was a kid, and only remembered the driving scene. I thought the dude in the backseat, sleeping, was great. The way he bounces in the seat, and his missed cue at the crash, just amazing.

Yvette Rees’s portrayal of Vanessa Whitlock is priceless, her smooth movements make her scenes unforgettable. Her costume is delightful and simple, dark crepe draped over her. The murders are bizarre and fun.

My take away of the final scene is as follows. Oh, how I love this movie! Amy freaks out, catches Vanessa on fire, the whole room goes up, Todd can’t save her, OMG, the entire house is destroyed, Todd somehow gets out, and the cozy nonwitch family reunites, sigh – the cheese! The marketing for Witchcraft is clever, giving away a Witch Deflector to the patrons, fabulous!

 

I give this delight 3.5 out of 5 Stars. If you come across this gem, watch it, you won’t be disappointed.

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