Lord of Illusions (1995)
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A private investigator hired to protect a popular stage magician finds himself drawn into a dark, occult underworld in this supernatural horror film from writer-director Clive Barker. With several nods to film noir tradition, the danger begins for detective Harry D'Amour (Scott Bakula) when he is approached by a beautiful woman, Dorothea Swann (Famke Janssen). Dorothea is married to Philip Swann (Kevin J. O'Connor), a wealthy illusionist who has found fame by disguising real magic as stage
Aug 25, 1995 Wide
Sep 29, 1998
MGM Home Entertainment
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Barker's visual side dominates its literary equivalent this time out, resulting in a time-killer that may amuse fans until illusion is shattered by the rolling of the end credits.
It's a sad day for both fright fans and the man Stephen King once prophesied was "the future of horror".
a cool flick from the master of grotesque
A terrific little horror film expertly renderd from Barker's own short story.
Better than people give it credit for, especially if the viewer fully appreciates the gay subtext.
Odd, but not uninteresting horror opus from Clive Barker.
High concept, wavering script, completely weird.
A shocking, thrilling, anything goes film noir bloodbath that even has a baboon as a character!
Part Noir, Part Scarefest....Prepare to be Blown Away by it's uniqueness
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