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Necromancy (1972)

PG | | Horror | 20 April 1974 (Italy)
Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.



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Credited cast:
Mr. Cato
Lori Brandon
Frank Brandon
Harvey Jason ...
Dr. Jay
Lisa James ...
Sue Bernard ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Aronson ...
Black Sabbath Member
Anna Berglund ...
Ass't to High Priest
Derrick Bunch ...
Black Sabbath Member
Cybal Del Vecchio ...
Witches Coven Member
Harris-Metter Flame ...
Black Sabbath Member (as 'Flame' Harris Metter)
Valerie Fredericks ...
Witches Coven Member
Anne Gaybis ...
Spirit (1983 reissue)
Scott Haims ...
Black Sabbath Member


Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead. Written by Humberto Amador

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Quite a strange film........
6 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a copy of "The Witching", but i'm not sure if it's the same as "Necromancy". The film is very strange itself. It has a bunch of mumbling in the film. When Orson Welles talks, his voice is all mumbly and really is terrible. It also has a lot of nudity, and I don't know how it had a PG rating. It also has a lot of Satanism in the film.

It has rituals and a bunch of strange, wicked things. For me, I think it's okay, but not the best horror film to see. Very odd with the story and really is messed up. It's about a woman and her husband go to a town called Lilith, and no children are allowed there. Because Mr. Cato(Orson Welles) wants it that way.

You better watch the film if it sounds interesting to you. But it contains a lot of nudity and satanism, witchcraft, bringing the dead to the living and the living to the dead, and just messed up.

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