Wishmaster

1997

Fantasy / Horror

113
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 19,936

Synopsis


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Cast

Kane Hodder as Merritt's Guard
Robert Englund as Raymond Beaumont
Tony Todd as Johnny Valentine
Verne Troyer as Creature Stage #1
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827.73 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
90 min
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1.5 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
90 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by wazzuk3000 6 / 10 / 10

It's only a B-movie.

Let me begin by saying this film is not as bad as it's been made out to be sure it's a gore-fest at points and yes the dialogue is cheesy but surely that is what a B-movie is meant to be? The film has more substance than sequels that seem to spawn in the realm of horror movies. The film concerns a Djinn, Arabic for genie, who escapes from a statue to wreak havoc onto the world. He can sustain a human form if he can give someone 3 wishes. Andrew Divoff is delightfully malicious as the evil Djinn. The main cast give fair performances which can only be expected in a,remember, B-Movie. At times the film tries a bit to hard to please horror fans with various winks to other horror icons, Candyman and Freddy Kruger to name a few (Tony Todd and Robert Englund, respectively). But if you want a half decent horror movie to watch and don't care too much about substance then this film will not disappoint. Conclusion. A fun B-movie and a must for all horror fans. Though it does nothing to forward the genre.

Reviewed by markhunnewell 7 / 10 / 10

Everything a fan of ridiculous 80s horror could want

Lets list what makes this movie great: Great villain performance, up their with KrugerQuality practical effectsDodgy early CGIGoreMonstersOne LinersCool and well delivered premise If you like these things then watch this movie

Reviewed by CuriosityKilledShawn 7 / 10 / 10

I wish it was more epic

I first saw Wishmaster at a midnight screening at the London Trocadero in summer 1998. I had been awake for nearly 24 hours but needed to kill some time. I was only 17, not old enough to get into the 18-rated movie, and it scared the hell out of me. As we get older, fewer and fewer movies have the ability to scare us as we all get more savvy and jaded to the formulaic nature of most horror films. I don't know what it was about Wishmaster that spooked me so bad, but I've been a fan of the film ever since. On a technical level, Wishmaster suffers from shoddy production design and direction that is barely above that of a cheap daytime soap opera. The acting is mostly appalling (with the exception of Andrew Divoff, who ravages the role of the Djinn/Demerest), and some of the dialogue is clunky. But, as a whole, the movie excels on pure energy alone. I mean, not only do you have more in-jokes than you can possibly count but even Jack the Ripper himself turns up before Lemmy sings hard rock over the closing credits. There's so much potential, imagination, and over-the-top carnage that the film just whizzes by. A lot of the potential isn't taken full advantage of (the 90 minute runtime keeps things to the bare minimum) but it sets up enough mythology to justify three sequels, the first sequel being the only decent one, however. The plot focuses on the Djinn, that's Wishmaster to you, and his efforts to take over the world. As you can see...it's pure hokum but it's the gory bits in between and the Djinn's wisecracking that make this movie worth the money. The Djinn will never be as infamous or as iconic as Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers etc, but that's not to say that he's not an utterly brilliant character. Divoff is absolutely perfect in the role. Even if all he did was real aloud from phone book he'd be mesmerizing. If you like gore, ghoulish make-up effects, and don't mind horror humor that feels like it was conjured up by a bunch of drunken frat boys, then you'll find plenty to like about Wishmaster.

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