L'Arcano Incantatore (1996)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Gothic Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

Set in 18th-century Italy and is somewhat based on the true story of priest Achille Ropa Sanuti, who was persecuted by the Church for dabbling in the black arts, The Arcane Enchanter is a surprisingly old-fashioned, highly atmospheric horror film. Young priest in training, Giacomo commits a minor sin in seminary school and is forced to flee from vengeful church authorities. It is a spooky old woman who offers him deliverance by sending him to become the newest secretary to the enigmatic Arcane Enchanter, a strange fellow who has been banished to a lonely tower deep in the wilderness. Giacomo's predecessor Nerio was apparently involved with Satan and recently died. The Enchanter, while not a devil worshipper, also dabbles in wizardry, something that Giacomo gradually comes to accept. Both the Enchanter and his new scribe are forced to team up when the evil Nerio's ghost rises up to threaten their souls.




servant, warlock, wizard, black-magic, cave, cavern, ghost, priest, investigation, leader, persecution, predecessor, religion, witchhunt [persecution]