A sterling idea carried out with wit and style, this seriocomic amalgam of horror and gumshoe cliches imagines an alternate world in which sorcery runs rampant.
Los Angeles, 1948. Virtually every citizen practices the Black Arts, especially underworld types. One holdout is hardboiled private eye H. Phillip Lovecraft (Fred Ward), whose strict code of honor leaves him armed with only his street smarts when he's thrown into a case involving a Necronomicon,
the infamous forbidden book of spells capable of summoning all-powerful evil gods called "Old Ones." Millionaire Amos Hackshaw (David Warner) possessed an authentic copy until it was stolen, and he hires Lovecraf...