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Necromancer (1988)

A schoolgirl is raped by three men and is then blackmailed by her attackers to keep her quiet. Desperate for revenge, she makes contact with a necromancer, who promptly "takes care" of the boys using her magic powers.

Director:

Dusty Nelson

Writer:

William T. Naud
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Kaitan Elizabeth Kaitan ... Julie Johnson (as Elizabeth Cayton)
John Tyler John Tyler ... Eric Freiden
Rhonda Dorton Rhonda Dorton ... Freda Lurch
Stan Hurwitz Stan Hurwitz ... Paul DuShane
Edward A. Wright Edward A. Wright ... Carl Caulder
Shawn Eisner Shawn Eisner ... Allan
Russ Tamblyn ... Charles DeLonge
Lois Masten Ewing Lois Masten Ewing ... Necromancer (as Lois Masten)
David Flynn David Flynn ... David
Lisa Randolph Lisa Randolph ... Mary
Lisa Beth Wilson Lisa Beth Wilson ... Linda
Scott Harrison Scott Harrison ... Romeo
Keith Burns Keith Burns ... Gus
Carla B. ... Gail (as Carla Baron)
Jimmy Williams Jimmy Williams ... Lecherous Guard
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A schoolgirl is raped by three men and is then blackmailed by her attackers to keep her quiet. Desperate for revenge, she makes contact with a necromancer, who promptly "takes care" of the boys using her magic powers.

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When Simple Revenge Is Not Enough!

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Horror

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Ernest: You're too beautiful to die.
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Alternate Versions

The 1989 UK CBS/Fox video was cut by 35 secs by the BBFC to edit a rape scene and remove footage of a butterfly knife. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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Killer Love
Written by Judeth Randall, Curt Cuomo, and Rick Buche
Performed by Curt Cuomo
1988 Jacaranda Music Inc.
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Elizabeth Kaitan is appealing, the movie is not; bad special effects, weak story
26 June 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

This begins with a quote attributed to the Dead Sea Scrolls and ends with a quote from Poe's "The Imp of the Perverse."

In the opening scene, a woman goes to visit what seems to be a trailer park gypsy (in fact, a necromancer operating out of her garage). The woman is there to complain about something, asking for it to stop. The necromancer causes an axe to float up in the air and chop the woman. Something of the special effects budget and limitations becomes obvious when the axe's chopping is depicted by a closeup on the axe. That way, you can't see the crew member presumably holding the axe (they could handle having it float, but having it cop while floating - too tricky). Additionally, this saved them the trouble of having to show the woman being chopped. They just put some blood on the axe and kept her out of the frame.

Three college guys steal exams from a professor's office, and also find a letter from a student to a professor indicating she'd had an affair with him. She also happens to be working late that night, and they catch her. One rapes her, while another holds her, and the third watches. They threaten to go public with the letter if she tells.

The woman doesn't report them to the police both because she is worried about the consequences to her scholarship if her affair with a teacher is discovered, and also she doesn't want her boyfriend to know about the affair either. When a friend sees an ad for a revenge service, they go to the necromancer.

Revenge comes by way of a (seeming) doppelganger that appears like the woman to the men she wants revenge on (and even others she is angry at). Blood erupts from bathroom, the doppelganger emerges to start making out with the guy, nibbles on his shoulder, the eyes glow green, and then thick red demon hands appear and the guy dies.

There's also a guy named Ernest, wearing blue jeans torn at the knees, a red t-shirt with a black pentagram on it (only one point pointing up, though), hair dyed black with green highlights, and classic horn-rimmed nerd glasses. He's worried about what the necromancer will do to the woman who hired her, and tries to warn her and do ceremonies of his own to protect her.

The woman's professor also wants to restart their affair (while he is also working on adding other women to his conquests). He's less than average-looking, overweight, with a perm and mustache, but he still gets the women somehow. A drama teacher at my high school looked about the same and accomplished the same (somehow keeping his job after having been caught having one of those affairs, too).

When the woman realizes the guys who raped her are being killed, she is alarmed. For the rest, well watch it if you must, but it's not all that great of a movie. I saw it on videotape, and the dialog was hard to hear at times, although I understand the DVD's audio is fine.

Incredibly, the video box claims the movie is "A special-effects extravaganza in the tradition of 'The Serpent and the Rainbow.'" Yeah, right! There's not all that much by way of special effects, and what there is is pretty bad. When the demon of vengeance shows its face, you'll wish they hadn't bothered.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Necromancer: Satan's Servant See more »

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