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Writers:
Bruce Dickinson (writer)
Julian Doyle (writer)
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Release Date:
30 May 2008 (UK) See more »
Plot:
A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Simon Callow ... Professor Haddo / Aleister Crowley
Kal Weber ... Joshua Mathers

Lucy Cudden ... Lia Robinson
Jud Charlton ... Victor Nuberg
Paul McDowell ... Symonds

John Shrapnel ... Crowley

Terence Bayler ... Professor Brent
Richard Franklin ... Dean
Mike Shannon ... Alex

Helen Millar ... Rose
Geoff Breton ... Young Symonds
Sean Rea ... Young Alex
Thomas Nelstrop ... Jones
Robert Ashby ... Chaplain Marshall

Esmé Bianco ... Mavis
Gemma Hiles ... Ruby

Annie Walker ... Rene
Lizzie Millne ... Secretary

Christina Chong ... Mei-Ling
Lily Dumont ... Joyce

Andrea Sadler ... Stella
Mark Wainwright ... Inspector
Brandon Kirk ... Ceremonial Guard
Nicola Rockhill ... Kate the Violin Girl
Jean Leppard ... Doctor
Kare Silversten ... Drunk

Bruce Dickinson ... Landlord / Blind Man
Mat Fraser ... Anton Le Fay
Ollie Marsden ... Postboy (as Ollie Smith)
Antonia Beamish ... Glastonbury Woman
Alex Leppard ... Official
Bill Jones ... Toilet Queen / Man with Bag on Head
Jared Ashe ... Ashby
Rhik Samadder ... Student Rick

Danny Szam ... Student Ben
Carly Davis ... Student Brenda
Robin Goodchild ... Student Phil
Joni Levinson ... Hotbuns Berkhoff (as Joni Levison)

Dean Butler ... Ceremony Man
Peter White ... Station Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Ashby-Rock ... Lecture Student
Austin Dickinson ... Lecture Student
Perrine Moran ... Lecturer
Leigh Stevenson ... Mason
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Directed by
Julian Doyle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Dickinson  writer
Julian Doyle  writer

Produced by
Paul Astrom Andrews .... executive producer
Raimund Berens .... co-producer
Peter Bevan .... executive producer
Andrew Chapman .... line producer
Peter Dale .... executive producer
Bill Jones .... co-producer
Malcolm Kohll .... producer
Justin Peyton .... producer
David Pupkewitz .... executive producer
Karl Richards .... executive producer
Rod Smallwood .... executive producer
Ben Timlett .... producer
Patrick Vien .... executive producer
Caroline Whittle .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
André Jacquemin 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Herlihy 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Jones 
 
Casting by
Georgia Parris 
 
Production Design by
Mark Tanner 
 
Art Direction by
Lucienne Suren 
 
Costume Design by
Tabitha Doyle 
 
Makeup Department
Sophie Liddiard .... prosthetics makeup assistant
Brendan Lonergan .... prosthetic effects
Vienna McMahon .... assistant makeup artist
Felicity Wright .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tina Pawlik .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Margarita Doyle .... first assistant director: second unit
Andy Gradwell .... first assistant director: second unit
Andy Gradwell .... third assistant director
Suzy Mottram .... second assistant director
Craig Topham .... additional third assistant director
Neil Tuohy .... first assistant director
Neil Tuohy .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Nick Ainsworth .... stand-by art director
Joe Borowski .... stand-by props
Andrew David Clark .... art department
Peter Davis .... senior supervising painter
Toby Marrow .... props master
Katie Ralph .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Jean-Raphaël Dedieu .... sound designer
Bob Doyle .... sound recordist
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
André Jacquemin .... sound designer
Jerry Richards .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Bentley .... film recorder operator
Jonathan Cheetham .... visual effects
Clare Heneghan .... visual effects
Enrico Perei .... senior digital compositing artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Dando .... digital lab supervisor
Ben Fordesman .... electrician
Mark French .... gaffer
Chris Georgas .... best boy
Steve Kendrick .... camera operator
Steve Kendrick .... director of photography: second unit
Eloise Parfitt .... focus puller
Nick Rutter .... still photographer
Paul Starkey .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katarina Borosova .... costume supervisor
Catherine Pearson .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ross Fall .... digital film technician
Kieran Nicholas .... conforming editor
Vanessa Taylor .... colorist: digital intermediate
 
Music Department
Bruce Dickinson .... music producer
 
Other crew
Margarita Doyle .... assistant to director
Margarita Doyle .... location manager
Barney Goodland .... production assistant
James Greenslade .... production legal
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Jonathan S. Kemp .... production office assistant
Brian Lockyer .... production runner
Angelica Pressello .... script supervisor
Sarah Teboul .... production accountant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crowley" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
106 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey ManSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Crowley (2008) (AKA Chemical Wedding), 13 March 2009
Author: suspiria10 from The Void

AKA: Chemical Wedding

Rating: 3 out of 5

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Occult

Director: Julian Doyle

Stars: Robert Ashby, Jared Ashe, Terence Bayler, Antonia Beamish, Esmé Bianco, Geoff Breton, Simon Callow, Jud Charlton, Lucy Cudden, Lily Dumont, Richard Franklin

Synopsis: At an English academy the most powerful computer in the world is used to perform time sensitive experiments. When an experiment goes awry and the spirit of Aleister Crowley inhabits a professor participating in the experiment.

Thoughts: I could explain the plot but I can't really do it justice. The detailed script written by the director and Bruce Dickinson (from the metal legends Iron Maiden) is pretty good with you enough twisted Crowley debauchery to keep you engaged. The first thirty or so minutes are a bit slow so hang in. As you can guess a horror film that borrows from the depraved life of the "Wickedest Man in the World" gives you such perverted pleasures as orgies and canning. The script does get a bit bogged down in the final act when its more lofty, SciFi conventions kick in but hey it delivers the weird goods.

In Conclusion: Yup we get treated to Iron Maiden and Dickinson tunes throughout the film. Not enough but that's just me. Say didn't the mighty Bruce become a born-again Christian? An odd choice and subject for a horror movie I believe. 

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