Review: Magic (1978)

Don’t ever trust a ventriloquist’s dummy. Especially not when it wants you to kill…

dvd“MAGIC”
1978
Horror/Thriller
USA

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith
Distributor: Dark Sky Films
Runtime: 107 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“You’re only as good as your game.”

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The magician and ventriloquist, Corky rises to fame with his act. He gets away from the showbiz life to reunite with his high-school love, but things turns bad when his dummy, Fats slowly takes over the control.

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A very well acted thriller with a creepy, schizophrenic theme. Too bad the long scenes and slow churning tempo ruins the edge of it. It could have been much more intense and scary. With that said, it’s a psychopatic horror with a great performance by Anthony Hopkins. Well worth watching.

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