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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
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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 »

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Victor Nuberg: E equals M c-squared.
Lia Robinson: What's that supposed to mean?
Victor Nuberg: Reverse it... what do you get?
Lia Robinson: Mass times the speed of light squared equals energy.
Victor Nuberg: Creation of matter from thin air.
Lia Robinson: You don't believe that...
Victor Nuberg: Einstein did.
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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.
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Written by Bruce Dickinson
Performed by Bruce Dickinson
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Decent
7 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I want to like this movie more as it is connected to Bruce Dickinson.

I liked the concept and the basic story structure enough to make up for the massive flaws in this movie. I thought at times the movie was more gratuitous than it needed to be for no good reason... and I hate to say it, but the music was done poorly. That's not to say I don't like it, but that there were points in the movie where dialogue was impossible to understand because the music was louder. I also got confused at the end, but to be fair it's probably because the copy I watched was scratched during about three minutes- right at the climax of the movie.

I thought it was interesting though. The plot was well thought-out even if it was a bit scrunched. I liked all the references to occultism and quantum physics. If Bruce Dickinson writes another movie, I'll watch it... but I'll hope for better next time.


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