Monday, September 05, 2011
Simon: King of the Witches
Simon: King of the Witches - 1971
Directed by Bruce Kessler
Simon calls himself a magician, but you may call him a warlock, male-witch or wizard if you like. He practices the arts of white magic, and his work comes with a fee... sometimes more than just money. This is really one of the best 70s witch movies out there, let me tell you. He has lots of great tapestries and blankets and what not when he gets his basement apartment. He does a great job with the atmosphere in there so that holding ceremonies and what not can be taken more seriously by the spirits, gods, energies and inter-dimensional beings. One of the best things about this film is that the ending is kind of creepy and ambiguous, not all wrapped up pretty with a bow on top. I need to start carrying a magic dagger in my spellpouch I think, it really seemed to come in handy for Simon.