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Michael Reeves
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    (October 17, 1943-February 11, 1969)
    Born in Sutton, England, United Kingdom
    Directed the films 'Revenge of the Blood Beast' (1966), 'The Sorcerers' (1967) and 'Witchfinder General' (aka 'The Conquering Worm,' 1968)
    During the filming of 'Witchfinder General.' he clashed repeatedly with star Vincent Price, who later said, 'Michael Reeves could not communicate with actors.'
    For revenge, during the filming of Price's death scene, Reeves told actor Ian Ogilvy to 'really lay into Vincent' with a stage ax. (Fortunately, a producer overhearing the instructions had extra padding placed in Price's costume.)
    Alan Bennett called 'Witchfinder General' 'the most persistently sadistic and morally rotten film I have seen.'
    He took barbiturates for depression and insomnia and died from an overdose.
    When Price snapped, 'Young man, I have made 84 films. What have you done,' he replied, 'I made two good ones.'
    After seeing the finished 'Witchfinder General,' Price wrote a ten-page letter to Reeves praising the film.
    In response to Bennett's criticism he wrote, 'Violence is horrible, degrading and sordid. Insofar as one is going to show it on the screen at all, it should be presented as such - and the more people it shocks into sickened recognition of these facts the better.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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