Lord of Illusions
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Barker's visual side dominates its literary equivalent this time out, resulting in a time-killer that may amuse fans until illusion is shattered by the rolling of the end credits."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"A terrific little horror film expertly renderd from Barker's own short story."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"High concept, wavering script, completely weird."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"Lord of Illusions is also quite repulsive, as it mixes the '40s-style film noir detective genre with ritual killings and supernatural demons."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"It's a sad day for both fright fans and the man Stephen King once prophesied was "the future of horror"."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Better than people give it credit for, especially if the viewer fully appreciates the gay subtext."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A shocking, thrilling, anything goes film noir bloodbath that even has a baboon as a character!"
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"a cool flick from the master of grotesque"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Odd, but not uninteresting horror opus from Clive Barker."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Part Noir, Part Scarefest....Prepare to be Blown Away by it's uniqueness"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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