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Simon, King of the Witches (1971)

R | | Horror | April 1971 (USA)
Simon, a young man with magic power, invokes the help of the evil forces in order to take revenge of a man who cheated him with a bad cheque.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Simon Sinestrari
Brenda Scott ...
Linda Rackum
George Paulsin ...
Turk
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Willard Rackum
Gerald York ...
Hercules
Ultra Violet ...
Sarah
Michael C. Ford ...
Shay
Lee J. Lambert ...
Troy
William Martel ...
Commissioner Dan Davies
Angus Duncan ...
Colin
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Stanley
Richard Ford Grayling ...
Det. John Peter
Allyson Ames ...
Olivia Gebhart
Harry Rose ...
Landlord
Dean Cromer ...
Lab Technician (as Mike Kopcha)
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Simon, a young man with magic power, invokes the help of the evil forces in order to take revenge of a man who cheated him with a bad cheque.

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Some of the female extras in the black mass sequence were actual practicing witches. See more »

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Simon Sinestrari: My boy, you don't know how important it is for a magician to have the right kind of workshop.
Turk: You gonna build a house?
Simon Sinestrari: A platform, properly stationed with regard to the magnetic poles, from which to launch forth my evil missile! With lumber by Wyman Brothers.
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30 October 2013 | by (Huntington Beach, Ca.) – See all my reviews

It's always a delight to discover a new obscure film. Even if from 1971. I'm discovering that the films of the 70's are some of the best and this is one of them.

The film is about Simon, a modern day warlock who takes his witchcraft very serious. He may be homeless but he was born with power and challenges others who are skeptical of his skills as a witch.

The film is vibrant, colorful, earthy, and isn't afraid to touch on many topics that back then were a bit taboo. I can imagine some people probably thought this was quite bizarre when they first viewed it. Of course, today young people would be put off by the low budget optical effects, and they are a bit dated, but there is no denying Andrew Prine's mesmerizing performance and his belief in this character. Many actors today cannot achieve this deep committed level of concentration for their character.

It isn't a perfect film. There are a few moments that feel made for TV and as I mentioned the optical effects are dated. But there is no denying the interesting characters and the commitment everyone made on this film. I can't wait to watch it again.


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