Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 film)

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  • Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 film)
  • Witch Hunt (1994 film)

Summary

1948 hardboiled private detective H. Philip Lovecraft, in a fictional universe where magic is real, monsters and mythical beasts stalk the back alleys, zombies are used as cheap labor, and everyone—except Lovecraft—uses magic every day. Yet, cars, telephones and other modern technology also exist in this world.

Details

  • Release Date: 1991, 1994
  • Country/Language: USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Fantasy, Mystery (Film Noir), Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime: 1 hr 36 min
  • Starring: Fred Ward (original film), Dennis Hopper (sequel)
  • Director: Martin Campbell
  • Writer: Joseph Dougherty, David Warner, Julianne Moore
  • Producer/Production Co: HBO
  • View Trailer: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • BadMovieMarathon "Summer of Lovecraft", (link) - "Despite the absence of belly laughs, the film is a lot of fun."


Synopsis

CAST A DEADLY SPELL: 1948 hardboiled private detective H. Philip Lovecraft, in a fictional universe where magic is real, monsters and mythical beasts stalk the back alleys, zombies are used as cheap labor, and everyone—except Lovecraft—uses magic every day. Yet, cars, telephones and other modern technology also exist in this world.

WITCH HUNT: Witch Hunt takes place in the 1950s during the red scare, in which magic is substituted for communism.


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