Necromancy

1972

Action / Horror

6
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 481

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Orson Welles as Mr. Cato
Michael Ontkean as Frank Brandon
Lee Purcell as Priscilla
Pamela Franklin as Lori Brandon
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584.23 MB
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1hr 23 min
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1hr 23 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by wouldnti 10 / 10

There are several altered versions of this film.

The film "Necromancy" (1972) was considerably altered for a re-released version which I'm not sure was ever shown in theaters (it may have been a straight-to-video release). This altered version, re-titled "The Witching"(1981, if I'm not mistaken) is apparently only one of several such versions. Since they are under other titles ("A Life For A Life", "Rosemary's Disciples", etc.), I'm assuming (though I'm not certain) that these have been altered further. However, I have seen both "Necromancy" & "The Witching". While the original film (which is next to impossible to find anywhere-though I was able to track down a copy) is a suspenseful, gothic horror film, various key elements were removed for "The Witching", including: the final scene, which clears up some plot points while adding a final twist to the story; both the opening & closing titles, which were replaced with painfully ordinary sequences; & the original music score, which included a memorable song entitled "The Morning After" (not to be confused with the Oscar-winning song of the same title used in "The Poseidon Adventure", released the same year).The new (completely different) music score is horribly, embarassingly cheesy. The sequence of scenes, in some places, was also changed slightly & there was additional (& badly misplaced) footage added. I can only imagine what liberties have been taken with the more recent altered versions, since seeing for myself what else has been done to the original film would be much scarier than "Necromancy" itself.

Reviewed by gridoon 4 / 10

Hokum.

When you're making a thriller about witchcraft, I believe you should do everything you can to help the audience suspend its disbelief in order for the movie to work. Some pictures ("Rosemary's Baby", for example) have accomplished this; others (like "Necromancy") haven't and the potentially scary material comes across as corny and goofy. This film does have some atmospheric moments, but about half the dialogue is hard to make out (sometimes it's poorly recorded, at other times just incomprehensible) and Orson Welles, who gets top billing, has a role that is so BENEATH him that you have to assume he was desperate for the work. Or maybe he was simply having fun.....(*1/2)

Reviewed by ladyksatria 9 / 10

psycho surrealism mixed with satanic rights and witches= a killer flick

When I want a cheesy horror flick, I want something that is going to not just entertain, but keep me involved in the plot. This movie delivers on both parts. Not only is it visually interesting with vivid color and special (d)efects, the acting is very convincing.

If you like scary movies that involve witchery, etc., then you are going to dig the kinks in this film. The special defects are great. As to be expected with any horror flick involving witchery/covens, this flick is loaded with imagery and symbolism: tarot cards,a voodoo doll, goat-headed dudes, black robes, fornication, high priest, traitor/trickster,death, fire,and naked people dancing. This film is very much old-school psychedelia. If you like weird noises and bizarre camera angles, you have got to at least see this film once. Believe me, you will remain interested.

A psycho-horror film whose surreal ending will keep you up all night with nightmares is a real treat for lovers of cult film and z-grade, Necromancy is a must-see!

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