A private investigator hired to protect a popular stage magician finds himself drawn into a dark, occult underworld in this supernatural horror film from writer-director Clive Barker. With several nods to film noir tradition, the danger begins for detective Harry D'Amour (Scott Bakula) when he is approached by a beautiful woman, Dorothea Swann (Famke Janssen). Dorothea is married to Philip Swann (Kevin J. O'Connor), a wealthy illusionist who has found fame by disguising real magic as stage trickery, and believes that her husband may be in danger. Harry reluctantly agrees to investigate, and he discovers that Swann has made enemies of a bizarre religious cult who wish to resurrect their leader, an evil sorcerer killed by Swann.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Horror
- Run Time: 108min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/25/1995
- DVD Release Date: 09/29/1998
Kevin J. O'Connor
Barry Del Sherman
- Themes: Religious Zealotry,Witches,Private Eyes
- Tone: Creepy,Grim,Ominous,Tense
devil, illusion, magician [performer], occult, sorcerer, supernatural, underworld
- Language: English