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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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Mr. Cato
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Lori Brandon
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Priscilla
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Frank Brandon
Harvey Jason ...
Dr. Jay
Lisa James ...
Georgette
Sue Bernard ...
Nancy
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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 ...
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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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My brief review of the film
29 October 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A curious low budget horror film, it has two very talented performers at the head of the cast: Pamela Franklin, of 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and Orson Welles, of many great films. The script does not give either of them the opportunity to maximise their acting potential though, and in fact, the whole story is fairly predictable, quite ordinary or worse. Still, there are a number of atmospheric segments in the film, with fitting music and camera-work setting the mood. It is excessively dark, the odd sound effects are jarring and the cheap special effects do it no good. However, there are some effective moments in the mix. It is not a very good film overall, but it does have some interesting elements. And, for what it is worth, Franklin's acting at times is quite natural.


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