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A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

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Kevin O'Brien ...
Chas
Richard Kuss ...
Mennonite
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Detective
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Pastor's Wife
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Kenneth Danziger ...
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Art Smith ...
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Robert Breeze ...
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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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Czarnoksieznik  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,094,451 (USA)
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The fate of the unbaptized male child was intended to be shown but was ultimately deemed to be too gruesome. See more »

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While flying to Boston when Redferne starts suspect the Warlock is on the plane Kassandra refers to Glinda from "The Wizard of Oz" as an example of a good witch but she calls her "The Good Witch of The West". Glinda's title was "Good Witch of The North". See more »

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Giles Redferne: So, you fear me.
Warlock: 'Tis I who others fear.
Giles Redferne: Not you, the magic.
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Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000) See more »

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Performed by Los Almejas
Words and music by Vince Melamed and Josh Leo
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A fun, rather than frightening, late-80s horror film.
3 February 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

An evil warlock (Julian Sands) travels from the 17th century to modern times, in search of the pages of the Grand Grimoire (the Devil's bible), which, when assembled together, will reveal God's true name and allow creation to be undone. Hot on his heels is a witch-hunter, Giles Redferne (Richard E. Grant), who enlists the help of Kassandra (Lori Singer), a pretty girl who has been cursed by the warlock (for every day that passes, she ages 20 years).

Written by David Twohy (Pitch Black) and directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2 and 3, House), Warlock is a fun, if unexceptional, slice of supernatural horror.Twohy has obviously done his homework and fills the script with interesting little snippets of witch lore: Redferne uses a witch compass to track his foe, uses salt as a weapon (witches hate the stuff) and creates a potion (from the boiled fat of a boy!) to enable him to fly. Miner's direction is similar in style to his earlier movie, House, with the emphasis on fun rather than fear. The film is workmanlike but not particularly memorable visually, and is unfortunately let down by some poor special effects.

Warlock is diverting enough entertainment while it lasts and worth checking out if you're a fan of all things 'witchy'. Just don't expect anything exceptional.


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