Detective Philip Lovecraft lives in Los Angeles in the 1950s when an ambitious Senator is holding hearings, on Magic. Magic is the new influence in Tinsel Town. Lovecraft is unique in that he is the only one who refuses to use magic in his work. Shortly after he is hired, he finds his client, Kim Hudson, accused of the murder of her husband, a film executive. Philip uses the tallents of a local witch, Kropotkin, to explain what is happening only to see her accused of the murder and sentenced to be burnt at the stake. Reminiscent of Roger Rabbit, without the toons.
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It's a new kind of evil, as old as time.
Did You Know?
Sheryl Lee Ralph replaces Arnetia Walker in the role of Hypolita in this movie. Both actresses have appeared in the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls". See more
The film is supposedly set in 1953 (although that's a little vague). Six minutes into the film, however, Dennis Hopper's character passes an appliance store selling TV's. Prominently featured is the Philco Holiday Predicta model which wasn't introduced until 1958, Other cultural anachronisms including some of the fashions were more indicative of the late '50's than 1953. See more
Senator Larson Crockett
If God doesn't strike down Hollywood, then he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology!
Follows Cast a Deadly Spell
I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(as Jalacy Hawkins)
Performed by Nina Simone See more