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Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery (2018)

Something's going on at Chandler Castle. Archaeologist Emma can't resist a mystery. Valuable artifacts disappear and professor Webster, who found them in the basement, gets murdered in a secret 1680 witch chamber. Plenty of suspects.

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Kevin Fair

Writers:

Dana Cameron (novel), Phoef Sutton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Emma Fielding
James Tupper ... Special Agent Jim Connor
Adam DiMarco ... Joe
Tess Atkins ... Carey
Sitara Hewitt ... Adelle Fisher
Kimberley Sustad ... Perry Quinn (as Kimberly Sustad)
William MacDonald ... Sherman Arlington
Panou ... Sheriff Goode
Vincent Gale ... Prof. Thomas Webster
Preston Vanderslice ... Bray Chandler
Fulvio Cecere ... Sebastian
Edwin Perez ... Medical Examiner
Ben Wilkinson ... Victor Bradford (as Benjamin Wilkinson)
Daniel Bruce Daniel Bruce ... Waldon Chandler
Gelsea Mae ... Reporter #1
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Archaeologist Emma Fielding is hired to consult on the acquisition of a castle-like estate that local legend states is cursed. But she finds herself in the middle of a murder case after discovering the body of the archaeologist she was hired to shadow in a secret chamber in the bowels of the huge building. Assisted by her friend, FBI special agent Jim Conner, Fielding must sift through clues and a long list of suspects, each of whom has their own reason for wanting the man dead, to determine who is the killer. Written by AnonymousB

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery See more »

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Color
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The family crypt seen in the movie was actually an elaborate set built in an old A&B record store in downtown Victoria, BC. See more »

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nothing special
8 August 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Celebrated archaeologist Emma Fielding (Courtney Thorne-Smith) is recruited by her former roommate to investigate missing artifacts from a mansion with a supposed cursed history. The mystery deepens when she spots a dead body in a hidden chamber with no obvious entrance. FBI Special Agent Jim Connor (James Tupper) leads the murder case.

It's been a little while since I've seen Courtney Thorne-Smith. The mystery at the mansion reminds me of Scooby Doo. Early on, I was half expecting the ripping-off-the-mask reveal. This may be fine for Hallmark but it's a little too light for a big boy movie. There is next to no tension. There is enough likeability but not much else. This needs to be saved by the romantic chemistry but there is limited heat. It's like a lower level pilot for a second tier TV show. They really need a good hot coupling at the top.


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