Friday, June 23, 2017

Necromancy (1972)

Cinerama Releasing
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Young wife Pamela Franklin is convinced by her husband to move to a new town for a job promotion. Little does she realize it is a community of witches under the spell of their leader, Orson Welles, who hopes to use her to raise his son from the dead. Apparently Pamela has special powers, as seen in a few flashbacks. Once she realizes what is happening she tries to leave, but is prevented from doing so by other town members and her own husband who has also fallen under the influence of Welles. She begins to believe all of their talk about witchcraft and participates in a graveside ceremony with Welles, ending up buried alive in a coffin. Or is she?  Entertaining occult gem from none other than Mr. BIG is derivative of Rosemary's Baby, but Franklin gives it her all and Welles adds the expected gravitas to the proceedings.

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