During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago Nix was calmed down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a populary illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D'Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. Short time later Swann is killed by one of his own tricks and the occurrences are turning over. And it crackles between Dorothea and D'Amour... Written by
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Composer Christopher Young, who scored Barker's Hellraiser (1987), was initially brought on to work on this film - but he was replaced by Simon Boswell when the film's post-production schedule was stretched out - making Young unavailable. The early 1-sheet has Young credited as composer. See more »
When D'amour throws Nix down the hole at the end, you can see that the hole is not rock but burlap walled. See more »
There are two worlds of magic. One is the glittering domain of the illusionist. The other is a secret place, where magic is a terrifying reality. Here, men have the power of demons. And Death itself is an illusion.
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Strange Clive Barker movie involving a rarity, a cult leader that actually has powers.
This films starts out with a group of people infiltrating a cult leaders place and placing a mask on said cult leader. Very painful process and you may wonder why they felt the need to do this, it is because this man has powers and they are very deadly. Flash years later and the man who was pretty much in charge of stopping the cult leader and was once under his tutelage is now an illusionist. Well one of his tricks goes array and his wife knows that something is not quite right so she hires an investigator to find out what is going on. Enter Harry D'mour, an investigator played by Scott Bakula who I always have to wonder how did this guy not get more roles in more mainstream fare as he is a rather good actor. Well the cult leaders former cult is trying to revive him and this is something that must be stopped, because this guy is like evil. You will get to find out how evil during a scene where he gives the gift of rain to his followers that is really quite freaky. Had some good qualities in this one, but so much more could of been done. The kills though are good, the story is pretty good too, I just find the ending a bit underdone, I was expecting more. However, all in all a rather good offering from writer Clive Barker.
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