Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Bob Freeman's Top Ten Occult Detective Movies

 This week I'm hosting Bob Freeman and the Tomorrow Comes Media Shadows Over Somerset blog tour. Bob is sharing with me his Top Ten Occult Detective Movies!

Bob Freeman doesn’t just write and draw occult detectives, he’s also a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983. A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator. Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. He can be found online at occultdetective.com

Be sure to check him out on social media as well.

Website:  www.occultdetective.com

Here's a synopsis of Shadows Over Somerset

Michael Somers is brought to Cairnwood, an isolated manor in rural Indiana, to sit at the deathbed of a grandfather he never knew existed. He soon finds himself drawn into a strange and esoteric world filled with werewolves, vampires, witches… and a family curse that dates back to fourteenth century Scotland.

In the sleepy little town of Somerset, an ancient evil awakens, hungering for blood and vengeance… and if Michael is to survive he must face his inner demons and embrace his family’s dark past.

Shadows Over Somerset is the first Cairnwood Manor Novel.

Take it away, Bob!
10. The Norliss Tapes
TV Movie/Pilot
(1973) Directed by Dan Curtis
Starring Roy Thinnes as David Norliss &
Angie Dickinson as Ellen Sterns Cort
A  reporter, researching a book debunking the occult and paranormal phenomena, goes missing after stumbling upon a group of modern-day vampires. The only clues left behind are a series of audio tapes from his investigation.

9. Night of the Demon
(1957) Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Starring Dana Andrews as Dr. John Holden &
Niall MacGinnis as Dr. Julian Karswell
Adapted from M.R. James' classic Casting the Runes, the story follows an American psychologist as he investigates a murderous satanic cult.

8. In the Mouth of Madness
(1995) Directed by John Carpenter
Starring Sam Neill as John Trent &
Jürgen Prochnow as Sutter Cane
An insurance investigator is tasked with looking into the disappearance of a best selling horror novelist.

7. The Devil Rides Out
(1968) Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring Christopher Lee as Duc de Richleau &
Charles Gray as Mocata
Christopher Lee's favourite of his films, in which he plays a French/Russian aristocrat who must rescue a close friend's son from a devil-worshiping cult.

6. The Ninth Gate
(1999) Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Johnny Depp as Dean Corso &
Frank Langella as Boris Balkan
A rare book dealer is hired to search for an authentic ancient tome that purportedly contains the secret to magically summoning the devil. Three are known to exist, and he must authenticate which is real and which are forgeries, procuring the original for his employer.

5. Cast A Deadly Spell
(1991) Directed by Martin Campbell
Starring Fred Ward as Harry Lovecraft &
David Warner as Amos Hackshaw
A hard-boiled detective, named Harry Philip Lovecraft, investigates the theft of a mystical tome in a world where magic is real and everybody uses it... except for Harry.

4. Twin Peaks
(1990) Created by David Lynch & Mark Frost
Starring Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper &
Ray Wise as Leland Palmer
An FBI Special Agent investigates the murder of a homecoming queen with a dark secret.

3. The Night Stalker
TV Movie/Pilot
(1972) Directed by John Llewellyn Moxy
Starring Darrin McGavin as Carl Kolchak &
Barry Atwater as Janos Skorzeny
An investigative reporter stumbles onto the story of a lifetime — vampires are real and one is stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Trouble is... no one believes him.

2. Angel Heart
(1987) Directed by Alan Parker.
Starring Mickey Roarke as Harry Angel &
Robert DeNiro as Louis Cyphre
A hard-boiled detective is hired to find a crooner who is believed to have faked his death and disappeared after World War II.

1. Spectre
TV Movie/Pilot
(1977) Directed by Clive Donner
Starring Robert Culp as William Sebastian &
Gig Young as Dr. Amos Hamilton
A criminologist and his physician are hired to to investigate a prominent business man when his sister begins to suspect that his fortunes are being made through the use of black magic.

Big thanks to Tomorrow Comes Media and Stephen Zimmer for allowing me to be a part of the tour!

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