Vincent Price and cult performance: the case of Witchfinder General

Justin Smith

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCult film stardom: offbeat attractions and processes of cultification
    EditorsK. Egan, S. Thomas
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages109-125
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9780230293694
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2012

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