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Spectre (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  21 May 1977 (USA)
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Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian (Culp) recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton (Young) to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon (Bell), the sister of ... See full summary »

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William Sebastian
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Dr. Ham Hamilton
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Mitri Cyon
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Inspector Cabell
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Sir Geoffrey Cyon
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Lilith
Jenny Runacre ...
Sydna
Angela Grant ...
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Michael Latimer ...
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Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian (Culp) recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton (Young) to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon (Bell), the sister of prominent British businessman Geoffrey Cyon (Villiers), believes her brother is dabbling in the black arts. In turn, Geoffrey claims that she is mentally unfit. Sebastian and Hamilton travel to the Cyon estate to investigate the matter. Complicating the issue is Sebastian's debilitating heart condition that was induced by his own experimentations with the black arts. Written by JHC3

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Lead characters William Sebastian and Dr. "Ham" Hamilton were modeled after Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. See more »

Goofs

Different airplanes are used in different exterior shots of what is supposed to be the same jet. Though they appear to be the same model, they have distinctive markings. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hamilton: It's impossible for something to feel evil to the touch. Am I imagining it?
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Why couldn't this have gone to series?
30 September 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Spectre is one of Gene Roddenberry's busted pilots.All during the 1970's he tried to repeat the success of Sta Trek only to churn out pilot after pilot and failure after failure. Most were cliché ridden variations on a sci-fi theme and probably wouldn't have gone anywhere. Spectre is the exception to that cycle.

Telling the story of a supernatural Holmes and his Watson this is a very good thriller that might have been the lead into bigger things had it been picked up. More akin to Hammer's The Devil Rides Out than any standard satanist film of the period this film has our heroes investigating a rich English Lord and his family. While not particularly scary, it is extremely entertaining as Robert Culp shows himself to be much more clever than anyone around him.

If you can see this film. Its worth your time.

8 out of 10


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