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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin O'Brien ...
Richard Kuss ...
Pastor's Wife
Magistrate #1
Kenneth Danziger ...
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Art Smith ...
Robert Breeze ...


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)


$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 »


After the Warlock is transported to the present, the back of Kassandra's Corvair can be seen outside the diner. In the next shot it is outside Chas's house as the tornado appears. See more »


Kassandra: [to Giles] Not a local product, are ya?
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Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »


Performed by Jasper Jeeters Jamboree
Music by Vince Melamed
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A Good Horror Movie
11 September 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

The late 80's and 90's have not been a particularly good time for big-budget horror movies, but Warlock, a kind of supernatural Terminator, works particularly well. Everyone is well-cast, although the focus is on the three leads. Julian Sands is at his most diabolical, but Richard Grant also does well, neatly portraying Redferne as a man out of time (essentially Michael Biehn's character from Terminator, in reverse). Lori Singer is...well, tolerable. The Warlock is not the all-powerful deity that the writers could have portrayed him as (and as he'll be portrayed in the next movie), meaning that the battles between him and Redferne are actually pretty interesting.

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