Synopsis: Royal descendants feel the wrath of the curse of condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake. The victims suffer death by having their heads removed in various fashions, getting their limbs caught in animal traps, knife wounds, and other methods of medieval torture.
84 min


- No, no!

- Tell his lordship, go!

- No!

No, no!

Oh, no, go away, no!

- You've found her?

When will she die?

' Now.

- I want to see it.

- Stay here.

- Oh, no, my lord.

After the harm she has caused us?

I will see an end to her.

- Oh, no!



- Make haste!




- Father, take back to thy bosom

this woman whom Satan has defiled.

Receive and bless her soul.

Cleanse and purify it

in Thy holy name.

And let no measure

of Satan's power remain in her.

- Master, help thy servant!

- Quickly, men, fire, burn her.

- No!

- Help!

Help me!

Help me, oh!

Help me, help!

- Ah!

- You dare to challenge one

who serves the master?

No earthly thing may take

that right and live.

Your life is hereby forfeited,

and every male and female of

your line is damned!

- Lights.

- What a load of rubbish.

- Oh, shut up, I

thought it was great.

- Is it really true?

- Yes.

And it actually happened in

this very house.

- At least you didn't have to

spend money on the location.

- Yeah, the cheapskate.

It's the only reason he made it.

I mean, who's gonna be

interested in a film

about your family?


Is that the sword you

used in the movie?

- Yes.

And it's the same sword that

killed most of our ancestors.

If the stories are true.

- Oh, dear.

- Oh, Gary, what's the

matter with you?

It's an amazing story.

It's just it loses a little

bit of its charm

when you've seen it 15 times.

- Don't you believe it?

- Look, it was 300 years ago.

How can anybody prove

anything now?

Oh, come on.

- And there are many more

things I could tell you.

Want a rum?

- Yes.

- Are you doomed as well, Ann?

- No, it's only

direct descendants.

He's the one.

You've only got to look at him

to see he's doomed.

- I don't know, this house makes

me feel a bit funny.

- Yeah, I know what you mean,


it's giving me a strange

feeling as well.

- So that's what caused it.

- Don't jest, love.

You know all about my strange

power, don't you?


' Yes!

- Oh, God.

- Ladies and gentlemen, could I

have your attention, please?

You're invited to witness

the most amazing

example of mesmerism

ever seen by man.

Now I think this young lady will

give me some assistance

in my demonstration of my

strange power.

- You'll wanna watch it,


- You wouldn't

catch me doing that.

- I'm a natural skeptic,

until they do it to me.

- You're gonna lie down.

- Now look at the candle, Carol,

look deeply

into the candle.

You're going to grow sleepy.

You're getting sleepy now.

- This bloody comedian's

beginning to get up my nose.

- Well, you shouldn't

invite bogeymen

to your parties, should you?

- Your eyelids are getting heavy.

Now go to sleep.

Go to sleep.

- You don't believe this, do you?

- No!

- All right then, clever clogs,

you watch this.

Carol, open your eyes.

Can you hear me, Carol?

- Yes.

- What can you see?

- A candle.

- Now the candle is harmless,

do you understand?

The flame will not hurt you,

do you understand?

- Yes.

- Now put your hand into

the flame, Carol.

- Oh, you f***ing sod!

- Go ahead, put your hand

into the flame.

Nothing's going to hurt you.

- Jesus, what was that?!

- I thought she was in a trance.

- Well, she's just having

an intermission,

aren't you, love?

- I've neverjumped so

bloody high in my life.

- And you loused up the act.

- It's all right, the wind

has blown a branch

against the window.

I'll get something to fix it.

Is she all right?

- Of course she is.

- Show me your hand.

- Now there's a miracle.

- I'd more impressed if

you hypnotized

someone other than your

little friend here.

- So would I.

- Are you suggesting, a collusion?

How dare you.

- Go on, do it with somebody else.

- Do it with me.

- I'll do it with you.

- Yes, Gary, do it with Ann.

- Don't be bloody silly.

- Please, Gary.

- Oh, he's pissing around,

he can't do it.

- Another drink, anyone?

- I want you to, I want you

to hypnotize me.

Can't you do it with me?

- Ow, she's got a f***ing

grip like steel.

What do you mean, don't do it?

She's gonna break my

Timex in a minute.

All right, you win, let's

see what we can do.

Now sit down again.

- Did you know there's broken

glass all 'round the house?

- Look, I've done it.

- Are you listening to me?

- Look, will you, I've done it,

I've hypnotized your cousin.

- That's very nice,

but I'm talking

about something else

at the moment.

- He doesn't believe me.

- It's true, James, look.

What we did just now was a joke,


I had this in my hand,

it's asbestos.

But Gary did the same

thing with Ann

and she really zonked out.

- Yeah, she's in a trance.

- Do me a favor.

- Look, it's not a bloodyjoke,

you know.

What have I got to do,

kill meself?

- Yes, yes!

- Go on.

- Okay-

You better watch this, James.


- Yes?

- Well, watch then, you pillock!


I want you to stand up.

Now I'm going to count to three,

then you wake up.





- What's happening?

- Well, I don't know.

- Is she faking it?

- Not faking with a look on

her face like that.

- She must be.

- Ann, one, two, three,

wake up!

- Come on, Ann.

- Well, what are we gonna do?

Ann, leave that sword alone!

- I'm beginning to

get the creeps.


- Oh, Jesus, Ann, put

that sword down!

- Well, come on, maestro, finish

what you've started.

- Well, I don't know what to do.

Ann, look, give me the sword.

- Ann, don't point that like that.

- Ann, look, stop it.

Wake up, one, two, three, wake up!

- Ann? - Oh, my God.

~ Ann?

- Ann, put the sword down.

- Enough's enough.

- Ann!

Stop it!


- Ann!

- Stop it!

- At least the film

looks all right.

- Yeah, I still think it

needs cutting.

- I can't find Gary.

- I'm not surprised after that

little performance.

His success has gone to his head,

he's out looking for an agent.

- Very funny.

- Oh, your arm, let me fix it.

- No, no, no, it's fine,

forget it.

- Well, I'd better be off now,

I've got to be up early tomorrow,


- Don't be late, time is money.

- Oh, that's great,

coming from you.

" Ha!

- Bye.

' BYE-bye.


- James!


James, I'm off now!

Where have you been?

Are you feeling all right?

- Yes, uh, uh, I've been out

looking for Ann.

- Ann, she's probably back at

the hostel by now.

- What makes you say that?

- Where else would she be, out in

the garden camping?

- Well, she could be

wandering about out there.

Yes, why not?

I mean, you saw yourself what

happened tonight.

She could be absolutely--

- All right, all right.

She's your cousin, you know

her better than I do.

- Don't be stupid, I only

met her myself

for the first time last week.

I know absolutely nothing about

her, and until I do,

I'm not taking any chances.

- Right.

I'll be off then.

You've got the studio booked

tomorrow morning,

so I'll come in early, okay?

- Uh, yes, uh, yes, okay.

- What, why, that's less

than the sale price.

Really, it sounds too

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