Initial DVD release
December 4, 1991
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Limited Series, Movie Or A Special
Fred Ward(Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft),
David Warner(Amos Hackshaw),
Julianne Moore(Connie Stone),
Clancy Brown(Harry Bordon),
Lee Tergesen(Larry Willis / Lilly Sirwar)
A Walk Among the Tombstones,
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) is a comedy horror detective film with Fred Ward, Julianne Moore, David Warner and Clancy Brown. It was directed by Martin Campbell, produced by Gale Anne Hurd, and written by Joseph Dougherty. The original music score was composed by Curt Sobel.
Cast a deadly spell trailer
Ward stars as 1948 hardboiled private detective H. Philip Lovecraft, in a fictional universe 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.
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. Additionally, many characters have different background stories than in Cast a Deadly Spell. For example, Lovecraft refuses to use magic in Cast a Deadly Spell on principle, and because of a bad experience in Witch Hunt.
ReferencesCast a Deadly Spell Wikipedia
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