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Warlock (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  11 January 1991 (USA)
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A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.



(as D.T. Twohy)
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In Boston of 1691, a warlock is sentenced to death, but escapes magically into the future (our present), followed doggedly by the witch hunter. There he is searching for the three parts of the Devil's Bible, trailed by the witch hunter and the woman whose house he landed in. They must stop him, as the book contains the true name of God, which he can use to un-create the world. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$9,094,451 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Julian Sands was initially considered for the role of Redferne and Richard E. Grant for the Warlock. Director Steve Miner opted to cast each of the actors against type by reversing their roles. See more »


During the final battle scenes, all of the cemetery tombstones fall over. Several times they fall over in unrealistic ways. One of the them even teeters before coming to rest. See more »


Giles Redferne: Now, brute, one last time will we play the game out.
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Followed by Warlock III: The End of Innocence (1999) See more »


Performed by Los Almejas
Words and music by Vince Melamed and Josh Leo
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Great horror adventure!
22 December 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a few years back, with my family, and we found it to be a funny, creepy and overall entertaining horror film. Steve Miner, who directed Friday the 13th Part 2, Friday the 13th Part 3 and House, directed himself another great entertaining piece. Lately though, he made Halloween H20, which ignored previous films, which were respected by die-hard Halloween fans. He also recently made the disappointing summer flick, Lake Placid. But his great horror movies are always going to be remembered by horror fans. And I hope again, he makes some great horror flicks.

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