Cast a Deadly Spell

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In a 1940s Los Angeles from another dimension, the entire population has supernatural abilities, save for sleuth Harry Philip Lovecraft (Fred Ward). The strange but affluent Amos Hacksaw (David Warner) trusts Lovecraft because of his distaste for magic, and he recruits the private eye to track down an ancient text. Harry's seemingly straightforward task becomes complicated when he realizes that the object of his mission contains curses that Hacksaw hopes to use for world domination.

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Fred Ward
Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft
David Warner
Amos Hackshaw
Julianne Moore
Connie Stone
Clancy Brown
Harry Bordon
Alexandra Powers
Olivia Hackshaw
Charles Hallahan
Det. Morris Bradbury
Arnetia Walker
Hypolite Kropotkin
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Audience Reviews for Cast a Deadly Spell

  • Oct 04, 2011
    HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS MOVIE EXISTED!?!?!?!? Directed by Martin Campbell (Golden Eye & Casino Royal), starring Fred Ward, Clancy Brown, Julianne Moore and David Warner. Cast a Deadly Spell is Lovecraft Noir, complete with hard boiled dialog, grizzled PI's, dirty cops, femme fatales, magic and monsters. Awesome awesome awesome.
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2010
    While the naming of our lead Howard Phillips Lovecraft was pointless and done purely for stunt reasons, as was the presence of the Old Ones during the climax, the majority of the film is actually a very clever, very watchable exercise in droll comedy and love of noir. This feels like something Clive Barker could have written and would have made a terrific early '90s tv series.
    Eduardo C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2008
    Zombies, vampires, werewolves, gremlins, drag queens. Add H.P. Lovecraft, the Necronomicon and a bit of magic and you've got yourself one odd film noir.
    vieras e Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2007
    It's like HP Lovecraft meets Roger Rabbit... or something. Has all the elements of the classic Film Noir, and some great (and admittedly not so great) monster effects. Worth it for David Warner alone, but Fred Ward's detective, Phil Lovecraft, is right up there with Spade and Marlowe for me.
    Steve B Super Reviewer

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