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Chemical Wedding (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | March 2009 (USA)
A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life.

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Julian Doyle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Callow ... Professor Haddo / Aleister Crowley
Kal Weber ... Joshua Mathers
Lucy Cudden ... Lia Robinson
Jud Charlton ... Victor Nuberg
Paul McDowell Paul McDowell ... Symonds
John Shrapnel ... Crowley
Terence Bayler ... Professor Brent
Richard Franklin ... Dean
Mike Shannon Mike Shannon ... Alex
Helen Millar ... Rose
Geoffrey Breton Geoffrey Breton ... Young Symonds (as Geoff Breton)
Sean Rea Sean Rea ... Young Alex
Thomas Nelstrop Thomas Nelstrop ... Jones
Robert Ashby Robert Ashby ... Chaplain Marshall
Esmé Bianco ... Mavis
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Storyline

In 1947, noted Neo-Pagan Aleister Crowley dies. In Cambridge, 43 years later, with the help of a computer, Crowley's spirit takes over the body of Haddo, a mild-mannered, stuttering don. Over four days, as Crowley prepares for an occult extravaganza, bodies pile up, Crowley's elect engage in rites of passage, and Lia, a red-headed campus reporter, sniffs out a story that puts her in grave danger. Mathers, a scientist recently arrived from Cal Tech, may hold the key to her destiny. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crowley See more »

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Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Warners wanted to delete all the Bible references. Also Warner bosses were very unhappy with the performance of Simon Callow. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

On the seventh day the king gave me a golden medal, bearing on one side the words ART IS THE PRIESTESS OF NATURE and on the other NATURE IS THE DAUGHTER OF TIME.
  • the Chymical Wedding (1616)
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Wickerman
Written by Bruce Dickinson (as Dickinson)/Adrian Smith (as Smith)
Performed by Iron Maiden
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Cool, if you understand...
15 January 2010 | by johngrey-4See all my reviews

The movie is cool, if you understand what it is about. If not, you will end up writing some silly nonsense as others have. If you cannot understand what the movie is about, then why answer here at all? What on earth gives you the idea, this is the movie's fault? If you do not know Alister Crowley, that is not a crime, but in spite of not knowing the subject, to still have an opinion and even wanting that opinion to be taken seriously is, I am sorry: stupid! I have worked on the man at University and can confirm that what is said about him in the movie is all more or less factual. Continuing his story in the way the movie does is legitimate. After all, this is a movie!

Do not feel bad if this over your head, but not everything can be as silly and foolish as Avatar and the likes....

If you have ever been interested in the occult, then is for you. The only thing I disliked about this movie, is something I hate in all movies that do that. The absurdly extreme changes of the sound level. That has a kind of horror effect, which should be limited to movies for 12 year olds....


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