The majority of this art was taken from a Sunday supplemental package promoting American International's latest import, The Witchfinder General. Of course, being completely Poe-addled at the time, a somewhat nonsensical new title was chosen by the studio brass after randomly thumbing through the famed author's collected works. Whatever title you see it under, the film is as creepy and hair-raising as the artwork would imply, and is definitely worth checking out.
And, to be frank, with no trace of the usual ham, I think this portrayal of the dastardly inquisitor, Matthew Hopkins, is one of the most arresting performances of Vincent Price's storied career. As was also AIP's modus operandi back then, The Conqueror Worm was sent out as a double-bill. And keeping up with the nonsensical approach, it was released with the Fabian-fueled stock car epic, The Wild Racers.
The Conqueror Worm (1968) Tigon-American International / D: Michael Reeves / W: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves / C: John Coquillon / E: Howard Lanning / P: Lou Heyward, Arnold Miller, Philip Waddilove, Tony Tenser, Sam Arkoff / S: Vincent Price, Hilary Heath, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
The Wild Racers (1968) American International / D: Daniel Haller / W: Max House / C: Néstor Almendros / E: Verna Fields / P: Roger Corman, Joel Rapp / S: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Alan Haufrect