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Chemical Wedding (2008)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  30 May 2008 (UK)
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A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life.

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Cast

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

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In the newspaper article about the "massage parlour atrocity", there are a few typos and editing errors such as "She was know [sic] to be into the occult...", "there are suspicion [sic] that this is [sic] terrible event is in someway [sic] linked..." and the like, and the third-last sentence ends abruptly: "The tutor has a shaven head and according to girls who work at the parlour he carries a cane which he violently." See more »

Quotes

Haddo: Why do you not take my laws seriously?
Victor Nuberg: YOUR laws?
Haddo: "Do what thou wilt. Love is the law, love under will."
Victor Nuberg: Who is it you think you are?
Haddo: Victor, who is it you think I am?
Victor Nuberg: You are Oliver Haddo. H-A-D-D-O, Haddo.
Haddo: Oh, Victor, would you deny me thrice before the cock grows?
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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)


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Violin Concerto
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
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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....


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