Sunday, December 18, 2011

As the Worm Burns

His stance against witches is firm
He's happiest watching them squirm
This grim horror show
Has no hint of the Poe
And no chance of a conqueror worm.

David Cairns

Vincent Price in Witchfinder General, aka The Conqueror Worm (1968). In an attempt to cash in on the earlier and highly successful Price Poe films, the alternate title -- and the poem by Edgar Allan Poe -- was slapped on for American distribution. Image source:

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