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The Astrologer (1975)

R | | Horror | December 1975 (USA)
A scientist investigating reports of the Second Coming of Christ finds himself battling against a suicidal devil cult.

Director:

James Glickenhaus (as Jim Glickenhaus)

Writer:

John Cameron (based on the novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Byrd Bob Byrd ... Alexei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Buntzman Mark Buntzman ... Kajerste
James Glickenhaus ... Spy
Alison McCarthy Alison McCarthy
Al Narcisse Al Narcisse
Monica Tidwell ... Kate Abarnel
Ivy White Ivy White ... Indian Maiden
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A scientist investigating reports of the Second Coming of Christ finds himself battling against a suicidal devil cult.

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He's the gypsy king of the carnival men! To be famous he lies, cheats, steals, even sometimes kills!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suicide Cult See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

James Glickenhaus drove from city to city with a 35mm print of the film in his trunk and delivered it to cinemas himself. See more »

Connections

Featured in Terror on Tape (1985) See more »

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One OBSCURE 70's Flick!
15 October 2002 | by jesslbSee all my reviews

I saw this film at my local videostore. The box looked awsome, it had an obscure title, and I'd never heard of it before, so naturally I rented it! Well, it's true when they say don't judge a movie by the cover! This film, directed by James Glickenhaus of 'Slaughter of the Innocence' fame, is a muddled, slow, and hard to catogorize film about a super-intelligent astrologer named "Alexi" who is on the verge of a scientific breakthrough. He thinks he has found a way to merge astrology and advanced computers into a sophisticated science to benefit mankind. How a subplot about a strange cult leader with hypnotic powers who has something to do with the "Second Coming" fits into this plot is beyond any casual viewer!

As you probally can tell the plot is strange to say the least but it is VERY intriguing. If you find this film, rent it just to have your mind baffled for 82 minutes!


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