I did not know where to put this info so here it is as I wanted to share as I thought you'd appreciate it. Maybe it is already known but...
there is a 60s horror movie called
(the taglines are incredible! -
LEAVE THE CHILDREN AT HOME...If YOU are squeamish stay home with them!
He'll hang, burn and mutilate you. He's the... witchfinder general )
Here is a recent writeup from the VillageVoice:
Which is witch?
You never know what might turn up in "To Save and Project," MOMA's annual festival of recently preserved films, but it's always satisfying to find an obscure, late-'60s genre flick produced by a now defunct studio that has been redeemed from the red-on-red color deterioration endemic to the period's celluloid artifacts. The 1968 British horror movie Witchfinder General (also known as The Conqueror Worm) has long been a cult item—in part because its talented 25-year-old director, Michael Reeves, died of a drug overdose before the film's release, but mainly because it is an extraordinarily bleak story of political evil . Set in pastoral East Anglia during the mid-17th-century civil war between Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads and King Charles's Cavaliers, it stars Vincent Price as the pious opportunist Matthew Hopkins, a historical figure who profited from the chaos by discovering Catholic witches among the peasantry—and enabling their neighbors to put them to death. Reeves shot on location and the movie has a robust autumnal quality perfectly matched by Price's overripe performance. Witchfinder General bears the mark of its period—there's an overabundance of zooms and an easy reliance on the brutality of brightly hued gore—but it remains contemporary, and even frightening, in its evocation of cynical Puritanism and mass deception.
Not only that, but there was also a band called WITCHFINDER GENERAL.
and check out who was in this band:
Zeeb Parkes- Lead Vocals
Phil Cope- Guitars
Toss McCready -Bass
Steve Kinsell(AKA Kid Nimble-Drums)
Woolfy Trope-Bass(replaced Toss McCready)
Rob Hawkes- Bass (Replaced Woolfy Trope)
Graham Ditchfield- Drums (Replaced Kid Nimble)
Now, Zeeb and Toss are special names for sure, but check out on bass:
Woolfy Trope !!
Maybe there is a game idea here?
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