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Warlock (1989)

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

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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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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$780,360, 13 January 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,094,451
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Screenwriter David Twohy's original conception was that the Warlock was a good-natured man forced flee the 17th century to avoid religious persecution only to find himself similarly persecuted in the 20th century. After working on the script for 2 months, he realized it didn't work and decided to make the character a villain. See more »

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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 »

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Warlock: You hail spirits, do you not?
Channeler: Yes... I channel them. Were you, uh, at the session?
Warlock: Then channel me a spirit.
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STRAIT FROM TEXAS
Performed by Jasper Jeeters Jamboree
Music by Vince Melamed
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A Good Horror Movie
11 September 1998 | by 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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