Cry of the Banshee (1970)

Director
Gordon Hessler

Main cast
Vincent Price; Elisabeth Bergner; Essy Persson; Hugh Griffith; Sally Geeson

Genres
Horror

Description
In seventeenth century England Lord Whitman wages unending war on what he sees as the ever-present scourge of witchcraft, and many local villagers have suffered at his hands. But one victim uses her occult powers to curse his family, enlisting unknowing help from one of the household.


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