MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,078 this week

Chemical Wedding (2008)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  30 May 2008 (UK)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 1,195 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 40 critic

A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 02 Jun 2011
 
a list of 346 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 122 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 899 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1030 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chemical Wedding (2008)

Chemical Wedding (2008) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chemical Wedding.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big I Am (2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal

Director: Nic Auerbach
Stars: Leo Gregory, Vincent Regan, Michael Madsen
Judas Ghost (2013)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A team of professional ghost finders are trapped in an old village hall. The haunting they set out to investigate turns out to be far worse than they anticipated. Who will survive and what will be left of their souls?

Director: Simon Pearce
Stars: Martin Delaney, Lucy Cudden, Simon Merrells
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fairytale thriller film set one night in a 130's London theatre where all is not what it seems.

Director: Susan Luciani
Stars: Anna Andresen, Esmé Bianco, Stephen Campbell Moore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When the ghost of the composer Richard Wagner visits the raving Friedrich Nietzsche within the walls of the Turin lunatic asylum the details of their dreadful conflict are revealed.

Director: Julian Doyle
Stars: Jud Charlton, Richard Franklin, Annie Walker
Kung Fu Flid (2009)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Jimmy Loveit, born with shortened arms due to thalidomide, is a talented kick boxer despite his handicap. Ably coached by Ron, Jimmy is a formidable opponent for anyone in the ring. One ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Leret
Stars: Frank Harper, Mat Fraser, Terry Stone
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Director: Dean Karr
Stars: Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Nazi Luger Pistol from W.W.2 with dark and mystical powers re-emerges in modern day Bucharest and is taken to London. En-route it falls into the hands of a Media Mogul intent on using its... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Gary Douglas, Richard Lynch, Ian Wright
Dolls (2006)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Inspired by a story that appeared in a 1950's newspaper, this short film plays out a year in the life of a young girl, Mouche. Deemed too skinny to make a living at the Moulin Rouge, Mouche... See full summary »

Director: Susan Luciani
Stars: Esmé Bianco, Charles Dance, Denis Lawson
Eric & Ernie (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A telling of the fledging careers and early days of the comedy duo that was Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, from their dance-hall performances of northern England to cult status.

Director: Jonny Campbell
Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Josh Benson, Thomas Atkinson
Gay of Thrones (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Jonathan van Ness, Jeffery Self, Alfie Allen
Director: Brian A. Metcalf
Stars: Andrew Keegan, William Sadler, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Neil Rawles
Stars: Gavin Baddeley, Steven Berkoff, Martin Booth
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Professor Haddo / Aleister Crowley
Kal Weber ...
Joshua Mathers
...
Lia Robinson
Jud Charlton ...
Victor Nuberg
Paul McDowell ...
Symonds
...
Crowley
...
Professor Brent
Richard Franklin ...
Dean
Mike Shannon ...
Alex
...
Rose
Geoff Breton ...
Young Symonds
Sean Rea ...
Young Alex
Thomas Nelstrop ...
Jones
Robert Ashby ...
Chaplain Marshall
...
Mavis
Edit

Storyline

In 1947, noted Neo-Pagan Aleister Crowley dies. In Cambridge, 43 years later, with the help of a computer, Crowley's spirit takes over the body of Haddo, a mild-mannered, stuttering don. Over four days, as Crowley prepares for an occult extravaganza, bodies pile up, Crowley's elect engage in rites of passage, and Lia, a red-headed campus reporter, sniffs out a story that puts her in grave danger. Mathers, a scientist recently arrived from Cal Tech, may hold the key to her destiny. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Crowley  »

Box Office

Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Haddo/Crowley holds Victor's photo of the woman to the flame to create the burn mark, the burn mark appears twice. See more »

Quotes

Haddo: "Do what thou wilt" shall be the whole of the law.
See more »

Crazy Credits

On the seventh day the king gave me a golden medal, bearing on one side the words ART IS THE PRIESTESS OF NATURE and on the other NATURE IS THE DAUGHTER OF TIME.
  • the Chymical Wedding (1616)


See more »

Soundtracks

Wickerman
Written by Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith
Performed by Iron Maiden
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cool, if you understand...
15 January 2010 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

The movie is cool, if you understand what it is about. If not, you will end up writing some silly nonsense as others have. If you cannot understand what the movie is about, then why answer here at all? What on earth gives you the idea, this is the movie's fault? If you do not know Alister Crowley, that is not a crime, but in spite of not knowing the subject, to still have an opinion and even wanting that opinion to be taken seriously is, I am sorry: stupid! I have worked on the man at University and can confirm that what is said about him in the movie is all more or less factual. Continuing his story in the way the movie does is legitimate. After all, this is a movie!

Do not feel bad if this over your head, but not everything can be as silly and foolish as Avatar and the likes....

If you have ever been interested in the occult, then is for you. The only thing I disliked about this movie, is something I hate in all movies that do that. The absurdly extreme changes of the sound level. That has a kind of horror effect, which should be limited to movies for 12 year olds....


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
any place I could find this on DVD? Akimbo_Slice
Awesome... chromezz
Chemical Wedding Review ivor-21
A bad comedy Thelemite
Was this not released in the US? irgifted87
Seen an early cut... vote_leatherface
Discuss Chemical Wedding (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?