|Joan Fontaine was a long way from Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940) in this supernatural-tinged Hammer grand guignol effort.
Fontaine is Gwen Mayfield, a teacher traumatized by voodoo rituals in Africa.
After her stay in a hospital, she gets a job in England, where she hopes she can get her life back together.
No dice. She soon discovers the townspeople are actually a coven of witches! Will she be able to extricate herself so easily this time?
The English setting is a big plus, while Fontaine's old school acting is a terrific plus, as is Kay Walsh as the leader of the coven.
Marred slightly by a bizarre over-the-top finale, which depicts a choreographed ceremony that had us wondering if we had stumbled upon an MTV video.
Also known as The Devil's Own.