Rarely does a title grab me; in part because of the old saying. But then I find about a book like Fistful of Nothing… Now that’s an attention grabber! Now, I’m not saying this because it reminds me of Sergio Leone, but it fills you with images of Film Noir action from the start. And this retro science fiction dystopia doesn’t skip on many sights, many frights, and faded Hollywood lights. Let’s dig deep into the Hollywoodholes in Fistful of Nothing!
A ways back, I covered an urban fantasy film called, “Cast a Deadly Spell”, which injected a post-War film noir aspect into the realms of modern fantasy. The sequel, “Witch Hunt” focuses on Cold War paranoia being represented by the abuse of magicks.
In the introduction, we’re given a TV newsreel of the world of L.A.! But, it’s not our L.A., as magic is everywhere in this atomic age fantasy. But, this decay in morality is too much for Senator Larson Crockett! His goal is to put an end to magic once and for all! Will he succeed? And of course, what insidious power is really at work here?