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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:
Simon Sinestrari
Brenda Scott ...
Linda Rackum
George Paulsin ...
Willard Rackum
Gerald York ...
Michael C. Ford ...
Lee J. Lambert ...
William Martel ...
Commissioner Dan Davies
Angus Duncan ...
Richard Ford Grayling ...
Det. John Peter
Allyson Ames ...
Olivia Gebhart
Harry Rose ...
Dean Cromer ...
Lab Technician (as Mike Kopcha)


Simon Sinestrari is one of the few true male witches that exist. His ultimate goal is to leave the earth to become a god, and the time for this event is at hand. Is Simon capable of fooling the gods, and will his normal friends be an aid or a problem to the process?

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The Black Mass... The Spells... The Incantations... The Curses... The Ceremonial Sex... See more »




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Simon, King of the Warlocks  »

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Screenwriter Robert Phippeny was an actual practicing warlock. See more »


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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Demented, surreal horror/head film.
18 September 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Andrew Prine, always a welcome face in B movies, has the lead role as Simon in one of the wackiest, most 'out-there' films of the early 70s. Simon is a bohemian magician who lives in a rain gutter, wowing audiences with his mystical talents. When he falls for the daughter of a prominent city official, expected problems ensue which are met head-on by a highly unorthodox rebuttal.

This is a trippy, 'turned-on' freakfest, loaded with waggish characters and situational discord...a quite likable film, too, which appropriately features Warhol Factory entouregette Ultra Violet. Sexmagic rituals, psychedelia, and gay overtones contribute to the slappy appeal of this under-appreciated counterculture wonder.


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