It’s Noir! It’s supernatural! It’s … half good.
Supernatural Noir: Witch Hunt (1994)
I am so grateful fabulous film critic Anne Billson retweeted a reference to this into my timeline. She has great taste in films as well as encyclopaedic knowledge (seriously, check out her work). Also it could not be more on-brand for my stuff: a mash-up of witchcraft, horror, hard-boiled and noir: The film takes place in a fictional Los Angeles where magic is real, monsters and mythical beasts stalk the back alleys, zombies are used as cheap labor, and everyone—except hardboiled private investigator H. Philip Lovecraft (Hopper)—uses magic every day.
It turns out to be the sequel to a film also penned byJoseph Dougherty,Cast A Deadly Spell, which is more directly Lovecraftian (and which I have also ordered).Witch Hunt, however, is really hard to get hold of unless you want to pay a steep price for VHS (the horror, the horror). But it’s available…
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