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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Callow ... Professor Haddo / Aleister Crowley
Kal Weber 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 ... Young Symonds (as Geoff Breton)
Sean Rea Sean Rea ... Young Alex
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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crowley See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,439
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Trivia

A number of scenes set in the USA were cut before filming among the role s removed was that of Jack Parsons. See more »

Goofs

When Haddo/Crowley holds Victor's photo of the woman to the flame to create the burn mark, the burn mark appears twice. See more »

Quotes

Haddo: "Do what thou wilt" shall be the whole of the law.
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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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Prelude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune
(as 'Une faune Apres Midi')
Written by Claude Debussy
Provided by Carlin Music
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Far from good
15 September 2010 | by dipeteteSee all my reviews

The story is good. However the actors are not good enough and the plot is terrible. Hopefully a remake of this movie will be done someday with a better budget to exploit at the maximum the story. I love Iron Maiden music, an deeply respect Bruce Dickinson for his achievements. However, being completely sincere, they are not good with the video stuff. I can't understand why since they are very theatrical in their concerts. But anybody who loves Iron Maiden music and had watch their videos I think will agree they are HORRIBLE with all respect. I think Bruce can write (althou not alone) but he needs to be surrounded by a better team. Can you imagine if this movie were directed by let's say Christopher Nolan starring Anthony Hopkins and some real actors? Come on Bruce, you can do it better!


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