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Chemical Wedding (2008)

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



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


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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March 2009 (USA)  »

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£2,500,000 (estimated)

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The Part of Professor Brent was offered to a number of actors before Terence Bayler accepted. See more »


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 »


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.
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Written by Bruce Dickinson (as Dickinson)/Adrian Smith (as Smith)
Performed by Iron Maiden
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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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