Sunday, 29 May 2016

Cast A Deadly Spell

It's a Lovecraftian Film Noir movie... but of course it is!

It's 1948 and everyone is using magic. Except for the detective Lovecraft. He's called in to track down someone who stole some book called the Necronomicon, and along the way he gets caught up in an attempt to raise the Old Ones.

It's not what you would expect to see, but there you go. There's Lovecraft and magic and a large book, and dames and smoking and drinking and bent cops. It is quite a good mixture of genres, and there also quite a list of stars. Fred Ward, David Warner, Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown, Charles Hallahan... of course their star power may be different these days.

Quite a decent movie... and you can watch it too!



evildicemonkey said...

So are you saying the (movie) stars are right for this film?

Jet Simian said...

I've been thinking about rewatchiing this film for years. Weekend sorted -thanks!