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Cry of the Banshee (1970)

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Budget USD 500,000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence and nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 27 minutes

Country UK

Production Companies
American International Pictures (AIP)

Studio American International Pictures

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Other Titles
• Cry of the Banshee (1970)
• Der Todesschrei der Hexen (1970)

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Genre: Horror, Occult, Revenge, Murder, Witches, Wizards & Magic, Werewolf, Disturbing, Religion, Supernatural

Plot: Vincent Price stars as Lord Edward, an evil magistrate who has massacred a coven of witches. The high priestess of the cult vows revenge, sending a demon werewolf in the form of a handsome man to kill the lord and terrorize his family. Set in the 16th century.

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 External Reviews
external linkDespite all the naysayers who compare it to "Conqueror Worm," "Banshee" is a fun little '70s British horror film and a must for horror fans who love that period. Monty Python addicts should also check it out.

 Directed by
Gordon Hessler
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 Written by
Tim Kelly
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Christopher Wicking
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Vincent Price
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Hugh Griffith
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Hilary Heath
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Carl Rigg
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Patrick Mower
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Essy Persson
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Marshall Jones
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 Music By
Les Baxter
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