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Simon, King of the Witches (1971)

R | | Horror | 19 May 1971 (USA)
Simon, a young man with magic powers, invokes the help of the evil forces in order to take revenge on a man who cheated him with a bad cheque.

Director:

Bruce Kessler

Writer:

Robert Phippeny
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Prine ... Simon Sinestrari
Brenda Scott ... Linda Rackum
George Paulsin George Paulsin ... Turk
Norman Burton ... Willard Rackum
Gerald York Gerald York ... Hercules
Ultra Violet ... Sarah
Michael C. Ford Michael C. Ford ... Shay
Lee J. Lambert Lee J. Lambert ... Troy
William Martel William Martel ... Commissioner Dan Davies
Angus Duncan ... Colin
Richmond Shepard ... Stanley
Richard Ford Grayling Richard Ford Grayling ... Det. John Peter
Allyson Ames Allyson Ames ... Olivia Gebhart
Harry Rose Harry Rose ... Landlord
Dean Cromer Dean Cromer ... Lab Technician (as Mike Kopcha)
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Simon Sinestrari is one of the few true male witches that exist. His ultimate goal is to leave the earth to become a god, and the time for this event is at hand. Is Simon capable of fooling the gods, and will his normal friends be an aid or a problem to the process?

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Some of the female extras in the black mass sequence were actual practicing witches. See more »

Quotes

Simon Sinestrari: My boy, you don't know how important it is for a magician to have the right kind of workshop.
Turk: You gonna build a house?
Simon Sinestrari: A platform, properly stationed with regard to the magnetic poles, from which to launch forth my evil missile! With lumber by Wyman Brothers.
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One the few "realistic" movies on this subject
7 February 2014 | by snobdokSee all my reviews

It is a very odd 70's movie and I watched (parts of) it again recently after many years. What makes it unique is that it is the only movie that portrays the life of a magician in a realistic way. This is especially true for those who have been into the occult for a long time. Besides from that, it was also well acted and the story quite interesting in other ways. So it's highly recommended for those who wants to now what the life of a occultist is really like. How it becomes, the pitfalls, and the consequences that can follow from doing certain things. The name of the character is also a hint of what kind of magician he really is. Still one (at least I did) roots for him for most of the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon, King of the Warlocks See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Fanfare Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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