Cast A Deadly Spell
Get Cast A Deadly Spell essential facts below. View Videos or join the Cast A Deadly Spell discussion. Add Cast A Deadly Spell to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Cast A Deadly Spell
Cast a Deadly Spell
CastaDeadlySpell.jpg
GenreFantasy
Mystery
Written byJoseph Dougherty
Directed byMartin Campbell
StarringFred Ward
Julianne Moore
Clancy Brown
David Warner
Charles Hallahan
Alexandra Powers
Music byCurt Sobel
Country of originUnited States
Original English
Production
Gale Anne Hurd
Ginny Nugent (line producer)
CinematographyAlexander Gruszynski[1]
Editor(s)Dan Rae
Running time96 minutes
Production HBO Pictures
Pacific Western
DistributorHBO
Budget$6 million
Release
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)

Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) is a fantasy detective television film with Fred Ward, Julianne Moore, David Warner and Clancy Brown.[1] It was directed by Martin Campbell, produced by Gale Anne Hurd,[1] and written by Joseph Dougherty.[1] The original music score was composed by Curt Sobel.[1]

Plot

Ward stars as 1948 hardboiled private detective H. Philip Lovecraft, in a fictional Los Angeles where magic is real, monsters and mythical beasts stalk the back alleys, zombies are used as cheap labor, and everyone--except Lovecraft--uses magic every day. Yet, cars, telephones and other modern technology also exist in this world. When he takes on a case, he finds himself embroiled in a plot involving magical hitmen, pure damsels, old flames and older evils all connected by a mysterious grimoire called the Necronomicon.

Sequel

HBO produced a sequel, Witch Hunt. Witch Hunt takes place in the 1950s during the red scare, in which magic is substituted for communism. Dennis Hopper played Lovecraft in place of Fred Ward. Many characters reappear from Cast a Deadly Spell, though some have different backstories. For example, in the first film Lovecraft refuses to use magic on principle, though in Witch Hunt it is stated that he had a bad experience with magic which caused him to stop practicing.

Cast

Awards

References

  1. ^ a b c d e J. O'Connor, John (September 10, 1991). "Review/Television; A Detective and Sci-Fi In Los Angeles Magic". The New York Times.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Cast_a_Deadly_Spell
 



 



 
Music Scenes