Slobbering Satanist porno-drool, thoroughly unredeemed by its nostalgic WW II Britain setting. Three U.S. Army construction...

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THE WITCH

Slobbering Satanist porno-drool, thoroughly unredeemed by its nostalgic WW II Britain setting. Three U.S. Army construction workers are clearing land with a tractor when they come upon a gigantic boulder and in moving it discover a woman's skeleton underneath. Townsmen from nearby Great Leighs determine that she was the witch Ellinor Shaw, known as the Witch of Scrapfaggot Green, who was hung and then buried under this rock exactly 300 years ago to this very day. That night the town cathedral bell begins ringing on its own. The next day a huge scaffold breaks loose and falls from the side of a building. A bursting ripe wheatfield begins to moulder. A 16-year-old virgin is raped in a field by three demented G.I.s who have clearly been possessed, and the virgin enters permanent catatonia. A possessed farmer runs his neighbor through with a pitchfork, then hangs himself in his barn. Meanwhile, young Jenny Thomas, lush and lissome, married but barren, suddenly finds herself dreaming graphically about her real husband, the Devil himself, who comes each night to invaginate her into quobbling jelly for hours on end. And a baby is kidnapped so that, at the climax, it can be chopped to pieces during the erotic dementia of an orgy--""They placed the goat on top of the girl again, and this time his masturbating, lickerish penis found its mark""--ruled over by Jenny Thomas, the reincarnated Witch of Scrapfaggot Green. . . . Swill.

Pub Date: Oct. 3, 1979

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper & Row

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1979