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Spectre (1977)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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
Ann Bell ...
Anitra Cyon
James Villiers ...
Sir Geoffrey Cyon
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Lilith
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Sydna
Angela Grant ...
Butler
Penny Irving ...
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Third Maid
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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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Colin Blakely was offered the role of Inspector Cabell but was forced to decline, due to his commitment to filming Equus (1977). See more »

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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 »

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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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Wan occult mystery...talent all around, but fatigued and familiar
5 February 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Interesting buddy-teaming of Robert Culp as a criminologist in England who specializes in paranormal matters and Gig Young as a disbelieving physician never quite catches fire. The two are on the spooky trail of someone or some THING who scares his victims to death and rips apart their bodies. A trip to the shady mansion of a haughty financier--and possible devil-worshiper--takes up too much time on the clock (the would-be sins and titillation therein fail to come off in a movie made for television). Culp and Young trade dry, beleaguered quips in a riff on Holmes and Watson while the wind whips up a tempest and a wolf howls in the background. Gene Roddenberry penned the teleplay from his original story, making the film a curiosity for "Star Trek" fans, however the scenario offers nothing particularly special. Wait for a showing of "Curse of the Demon" instead!


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