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Necromancy (1972)

PG | | Horror | 2 August 1973 (Mexico)
Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.


Bert I. Gordon




Credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Mr. Cato
Pamela Franklin ... Lori Brandon
Lee Purcell ... Priscilla
Michael Ontkean ... Frank Brandon
Harvey Jason ... Dr. Jay
Lisa James Lisa James ... Georgette
Sue Bernard Sue Bernard ... Nancy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Aronson Joyce Aronson ... Black Sabbath Member
Anna Berglund Anna Berglund ... Ass't to High Priest
Derrick Bunch Derrick Bunch ... Black Sabbath Member
Cybal Del Vecchio Cybal Del Vecchio ... Witches Coven Member
Harris-Metter Flame Harris-Metter Flame ... Black Sabbath Member (as 'Flame' Harris Metter)
Valerie Fredericks Valerie Fredericks ... Witches Coven Member
Anne Gaybis ... Spirit (1983 reissue)
Scott Haims Scott Haims ... Black Sabbath Member


Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead. Written by Humberto Amador

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Pamela Franklin would work with Bert I. Gordon again in 1976. See more »

Alternate Versions

Reissue in 1983 under title The Witching had added scenes of full frontal nudity during a coven, including Brinke Stevens. See more »


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My brief review of the film
29 October 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A curious low budget horror film, it has two very talented performers at the head of the cast: Pamela Franklin, of 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and Orson Welles, of many great films. The script does not give either of them the opportunity to maximise their acting potential though, and in fact, the whole story is fairly predictable, quite ordinary or worse. Still, there are a number of atmospheric segments in the film, with fitting music and camera-work setting the mood. It is excessively dark, the odd sound effects are jarring and the cheap special effects do it no good. However, there are some effective moments in the mix. It is not a very good film overall, but it does have some interesting elements. And, for what it is worth, Franklin's acting at times is quite natural.

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2 August 1973 (Mexico) See more »

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