This chapter aims to identify certain attributes of cult performance as evidenced by Vincent Price, in a case study of Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General (1968). It proposes that the circumstances of this film particularly drew a performance from Price which reveals a kind of vulnerability which is at odds with his role as the eponymous witchfinder, in this English Civil War revenge horror.
|Title of host publication||Cult film stardom: offbeat attractions and processes of cultification|
|Editors||K. Egan, S. Thomas|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Nov 2012|