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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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Pastor's Wife
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Magistrate #1
Kenneth Danziger ...
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Art Smith ...
Scribe
Robert Breeze ...
Jailor
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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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$9,094,451 (USA)
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In 1995, Saskatchewan teenager Sandy Charles and an unnamed 8 year-old accomplice murdered a 7 year-old boy, cut strips of flesh from his body, boiled and drank it in hopes that, as in the film, it would give them the ability to fly. Charles was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was sentenced to stay at the high security Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon, where he has primarily resided since shortly after the murder occurred. See more »

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During the kitchen scene as the Warlock pulls Chas close to him a shadow from the boom mic is visible on the wall. See more »

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[upon meeting Redferne in the present day]
Warlock: Of all the curiosities here I've seen, none have surprised me more than this.
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STRAIT FROM TEXAS
Performed by Jasper Jeeters Jamboree
Music by Vince Melamed
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Formulaic, but fun.
19 February 2002 | by (Plymouth, England) – See all my reviews

It's not the most intelligent or witty horror flick ever made, but there's something about "Warlock" that makes it strangely compelling. Imagine a sort of "Terminator"-type plot in reverse, and you've got the gist of the plot.

An evil warlock is transported from 17th century Boston to 20th century Los Angeles, along with Gyles Redferne, a world-weary witch-hunter. Thus their long-standing feud continues afresh (at the beginning of the film, the warlock is about to be executed). The warlock sets off in search of the satanic Bible containing the name of God which can invoke the undoing of all creation. Following him are Redferne and Kassandra (Lori Singer), a self-obsessed waitress on whom the warlock has inflicted a cruel ageing spell. And so begins a cross-country race against time, with a healthy dose of dark humour thrown in amongst all the more obvious time-travel gags.

Julian Sands excels in the title role, and clearly relishes playing the bad guy. Richard E. Grant, as Redferne, makes an unlikely, but effective action-hero, and also seems to enjoy himself immensely, despite his dodgy Sean Connery accent. Lori Singer's role as the vacuous female lead could have been played by anyone, but she suffices, and, so as not to overshadow her in the company of Sands and Grant, she is given some good one liners.

If you're after a fun action/horror movie that will kill a couple of hours without using up too many brain cells, "Warlock" is certainly worth a look, if only for the strength of the lead performances. It's a pretty lightweight yarn, but is no less enjoyable for that.

And it's infinitely better than any of the sequels.


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