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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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Lori Brandon
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Priscilla
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Frank Brandon
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Dr. Jay
Lisa James ...
Georgette
Sue Bernard ...
Nancy
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Joyce Aronson ...
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Anna Berglund ...
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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 ...
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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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Life to the Dead and Death to the Living. See more »

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20 April 1974 (Italy)  »

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A Life for a Life  »

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Weird, very weird!
6 August 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

I figured that any horror film with Orson Welles in it would be weird. Necromancy sure was but it was a little too weird for it's own good. The film does indeed have a creepy feel as it deals with a coven of satanists/witches in a small town and a young woman's attempt to escape them. The director though seems to be deliberately trying to confuse the audience by using flashbacks and dream sequences. By the finale, there are too many unanswered questions. What's worse, as the story is so confusing, it's pretty hard to root for any of the characters. It seems odd that Welles would agree to headline this film especially since he doesn't have that much to do. Maybe someday they will put out a tape of the outtakes and bloopers from this movie. Now that would really be fun!


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