Monster of the Day #1293

This hit a LOT of sweet spots for me; ’40s noir detective films, Fred Wards, horror, magic, Lovecraft, MR James….

It was the first HBO film to have a sequel.

They replaced Fred Ward with Dennis Hopper.

  • Hated the end on the first one, especially since the rest of the film was so good. The second one, they dropped everything that was good about the first one. Though Dennis Hopper was, of course, Dennis Hopper.

  • SteveWD

    How can this not be available on anything beyond VHS?!?!? I tried looking for it a few years ago. Just checked again…..still 35+ dollars for a used VHS. I can get Crater Lake Monster on blu ray, but can’t even find this on dvd?…..that’s messed up.

  • Flangepart

    O-key…what is it? Ol Fred has the Noir look down pat, but the w-wolf…what am I missing?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Where wolf?

  • SteveWD

    It is an HBO original movie from the early 90’s called ‘Cast A Deadly Spell’. It was Film Noir meets Lovecraft…..literally. Fred Ward played a private detective named HP Lovecraft.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Forget it, Jake; it’s Cthulhutown

  • Flangepart

    There…there wolf…there castle.

  • Marsden

    Frau Bl├╝cher

  • bgbear_rnh

    whinnie