Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Movie review: Crowley


Occultist Aleister Crowley is transmitted into the body of Professor Haddo during a virtual reality experiment gone wrong. As those around Haddo begin to realize there is a problem, Crowley (in Haddo’s body) continues his depraved behavior with plenty of sex and violence as he plans to recreate The Chemical Wedding.

Simon Callow (Haddo), Kal Weber (Joshua), Lucy Cuden (Lia), John Shrapnel (Crowley)

Apparently this film is the result of Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson thinking he knew a lot about Crowley and co-authoring a script. It quickly becomes obvious he does not know that much about Crowley, nor does he understand plot continuity and coherence. On the upside, the soundtrack was decent.

I don’t know a lot about Crowley but this film doesn’t seem representative of what I do know. Having read the Chemical Wedding I found the attempted reenactment toward the end of the film ridiculous and without connection to the actual story at all. Punctuating the film, apparently for shock factor, are a few shots of feces and urination however, they are nowhere near the level of scatology implied by some reviews.

Acting by Callow was impressive. But, the film was very low quality. Camera work and the use of jittering for effect was lame, while sound, dialogue, and sets were all reflective of a low budget poorly written movie.

Overall there wasn’t much about this one worth watching other than the shock scenes and Callow, unless you like random low quality boob shots. As I was hoping to see a serious representation of Crowley or at least some interesting sex magick this was a complete disappointment.

Nude shots, sex scenes, urination, defecation, and masturbation included so save this for non-squeamish adults.

Released: 2008
Reviewed: 8.4.09
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Erotic Thrillers, Thrillers, Supernatural Thrillers, Satanic Stories

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