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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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He's come from the past to destroy the future. See more »


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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$780,360, 13 January 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,094,451
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In 1990, then newly-founded Trimark Pictures bought the distribution rights from the bankrupt New World Pictures and also purchased the rights for any potential sequels. See more »

Goofs

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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Giles Redferne: Of all ingredients used by a witch, the most coveted is human fat. If that fat is cut from an unbaptized male child, there is but one purpose - one thing is will beget.
Kassandra: I'm listening.
Giles Redferne: Flying potion.
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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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