Pretty sure it wasn't Pilgrim's Progress ...
February 26, 2007 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Help me find yet another vaguely remembered horror movie from the 70s.

This was back in the day when our local NBC affiliate would show movies every afternoon at 3, and it seemed to this then-pre-teenage kid that they were scary more often than not.

Anyway, one that has stuck with me for some reason involved a woman who was having visions of being pursued/stalked by people in pilgrim outfits. I seem to think it took place somewhere in the country, but maybe not. The one scene I recall had her on the ground in a field, and they were pressing a board down on her (or something like that).

This movie contributed to a lifelong distrust of people in pilgrim costumes, which, as you might imagine, is an impediment to succeeding in today's workforce. Can you please help me find this movie so I can watch it and exorcise my brown-hat-wearing demons?
posted by jbickers to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For what it's worth - I too, remember that scene and being creeped out by it. I'm trying hard to recall some other plot details.
posted by davebush at 1:36 PM on February 26, 2007

It might be either The Conqueror Worm (a.k.a. The Witchfinder General), or The Blood on Satan's Claw, both of which feature terror and pilgrim-y costumes.
posted by Dr. Wu at 1:41 PM on February 26, 2007

Was it The Devil's Rain?
posted by iconomy at 1:45 PM on February 26, 2007

Hmmm ... don't believe it was any of those. I may be wrong about this, but I feel like it was set in the present day (i.e. 1970s). And this woman moved into this community, maybe inherited some land, something ... I dunno ...

Although the Devil's Rain does sound like a lot of fun on its own merits!
posted by jbickers at 2:02 PM on February 26, 2007

Hope Lange -- Crowhaven Farm

Still gives me the willies.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:05 PM on February 26, 2007

here ya go:
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:07 PM on February 26, 2007

This seems kind of disturbing ;) Two Thousand Maniacs!

"The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the reluctant guests for the centennial celebration of the day a band of renegade Union troops decimated the town. The town then participates in events, a different event for each of the tourists, in which the tourist is dispatched. One couple begins to suspect something and seeks a way to escape."
posted by iconomy at 2:12 PM on February 26, 2007

On preview, psho has it. I might have to rent this...
posted by iconomy at 2:13 PM on February 26, 2007

Except you can't! not out on DVD or VHS, unless there's an ancient bootlegg floating around...
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:18 PM on February 26, 2007

Fun screenshots and summary here.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 4:03 PM on February 26, 2007

They sell a DVD-R version here (NSFW). I don't know how legit they are but I've just spent the last half hour browsing their inventory. Quite a few gems there.
posted by snez at 4:16 PM on February 26, 2007

I did a froogle search on "Crowhaven Farm". There are quite a few copies in DVD format for sale.
posted by JujuB at 8:42 PM on February 26, 2007

Yeah -- but they're all bootlegs, with so-so quality. Buyer beware.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:22 AM on February 27, 2007

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