Cast a Deadly Spell

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Cast a Deadly Spell ★★★ 1991 (R)

A bubbly, flavorful witch's brew of private-eye and horror cliches, set in afantasy version of 1948 Los Angeles where sorcery and voodoo abound, but gumshoe Harry P. Lovecraft uses street smarts instead of magic to track down a stolen Necronomicon—and if you know what that is you'll want to watch. Wild creatures and f/x wizardry complement this cable-TV trick and treat. 93m/C VHS . Fred Ward, David Warner, Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown, Alexandra Powers; D: Martin Campbell; W: Joseph Dougherty, Dave Edison. CABLE