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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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Indeed, Churchill's theatrical montage in her history plays is formed out of snippets of historical documentation, Brechtian episodic scenes and surreal monologue in Light Shining, and contemporary songs, quotations from historical witchhunting manuals, and the appearance of fifteenth-century witchhunters in the context of a seventeenth-century witchhunt in Vinegar Tom.
Ritual Entertainment's "Blair Witch Volume 3: The Elly Kedward Tale" is set in 1786 and places gamers in the role of witchhunter Jonathan Pyre.
Former witchhunter Abner Lundberg (Lance Henriksen) returns to get a nasty witch.
o Ritual Entertainment's Blair Witch Volume 3: The Elly Kedward Tale is set in 1786 and places gamers in the role of witchhunter Jonathan Pyre.