Vincent Price plays the wicked and tyrannical Lord Whitman, who will stop at nothing to hunt down a witch queen named Oona. Her growing power threatens his authority over the land, leading to a long and bloody feud that tears apart the town. Fraught with sex, violence, and depravity; this Gordon Hessler horror fantasy has more villains than heroes. It is the desperate, stubborn behavior of the two warring factions that makes this film all the more intriguing... this is the unholiest of holy wars, where the end is not dictated by who wins, but rather who loses least. The townspeople, uncomfortably caught between these duelling psychopaths, make for extremely sympathetic victims. The production values are top notch, with the costuming and set decorations lending credibility where the acting may lack. Highly recommended for fans of witchcraft, witch hunters, and Vincent Price at his melodramatic best.