A Dark Song

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"A Dark Song", written by Liam Gavin, and starring Steven Oram and Catherine Walker, is a psychological or supernatural horror movie (both interpretations work) about a
months-long ritual of ceremonial Magic.

From my point of view, it is a very accurate depiction of a certain style of ceremonial Magic, down to most details (there are a few bloopers, such as Chinese and Indic writing in a ritual taken from a medieval grimoire), and in particular of the personal process unfolding over the duration of the ritual. The producer and screenwriter certainly did his research and has a sure sense of the aesthetics and mechanics of ritual magic, and its modern-day practitioners.

It is also an interesting storyline, with a surprising and satisfying ending, and a well-developed character study.
 

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Even though the Abramelin Operation was not accurately portrayed in the movie, I really enjoyed it. A very non-Hollywood depiction of an actual magical ritual.
 

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"A Dark Song", written by Liam Gavin, and starring Steven Oram and Catherine Walker, is a psychological or supernatural horror movie (both interpretations work) about a
months-long ritual of ceremonial Magic.

Sounds interesting. I rented the video on amazon and perhaps can watch this evening. I'll take it from a horror perspective, as I feel we already have too much psychology around these parts.
 

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This movie is a credit to it's genre, very well done. The ending is quite a surprise, but not at all unwelcome. I would describe it as cathartic, even peaceful.
 
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