In this fourth series of the hell-raising Wishmaster, the Djinn unleashes his undying love and three wishes on a beautiful new victim named Lisa, whose crucial third wish is one that the ... See full summary »
In the beginning of the times, God created life into universe: light gave birth to angels, earth to men and fire to djin, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a djin shall be given three wishes. Upon granting the third, an unholy legion of djins are freed through a doorway between the worlds upon the Earth. In 1127 A.D., in Persia, a sorcerer lures and traps a powerful Djinn in the stone of secret fire. In the present days, a drunken crane operator drops the valuable statue of Ahura Mazda over the assistant of Raymond Beaumont on the harbor, and one worker finds the huge and priceless opal red stone where Djin is seized. Alexandra Amberson, who works in an auction house, receives the stone for evaluation and accidentally awakes Djin. The evil creature is released later, charges the stone with people souls and feeds with their fears, while chasing Alexandra to force to make three wishes and unleash the demoniac fiends upon Earth. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Characters named Finney, Beaumont, Derleth and Demerest are all references to science fiction or horror writers of the 1950s. See more »
In the scene when the camera has a wide shot of the park/play house you can see the camera crane's shadow in the bottom right corner. See more »
[first title card]
Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing in all there is... FEAR THE DJINN.
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At the end of the credits, the Djinn says "Careful what you wish for." See more »
Receiving a rare gem at work, a gemologist finds that it contained a power genie known as a Djinn that is now targeting her and her friends to make the wishes needed to give it the strength to free its fellow entities.
Overall this one was quite an enjoyable effort with a lot to really like here. What really works here is the fact that this one really has a lot of fun here with the title creature and his powers which is pretty much constant throughout this. It starts off nicely here with the opening massacre of the old-time court of the different grisly actions befalling the troupe as people get their limbs and bodily features morphed into various monstrosities, a person's skeleton rips itself free of its body, demonic hallucinations and other rather fun encounters here that makes this such a fantastic opening display of his powers which is continued throughout here with a rather nice amount of wish-granting. The main factor of generating all kinds of twisted fates and occurrences that befall the minor characters he runs into that propels the first half here which not only makes it fun to see how he twists around their wishes but also manages to get this one pretty gory and bloody here in regards to how he kills those is quite appealing here and generates the kind of enjoyment in the plot it makes this one even more fun. Even better here is the more physical torments unleashed here, which provides this with the kind of action required here to help this along as scenes like the trip inside the stone to see where he had been imprisoned to show the inner mass of the wailing wall of crying souls, a throne of skulls and twisted stone pieces and the giant monster-like dog that patrols the different hallways and corridors in a pretty chilling sequence, while the finale party here gives this one an incredibly enjoyable end with the absolutely crazy assault on the guests, the numerous chasing around by the various beings under its' control and the fantastic deaths that are a part of the tormenting done against her to force her into action, and to wrap it all up in the manner here of finally trapping it against really gives this one quite a lot to like here. There's not a whole lot here that doesn't work, which all centers around the first half here which falls into a really predictable manner of meeting up with strangers and changing around their wish to suit him while she experiences the flashing image of the attack, a process itself that comes and goes whenever it's convenient for the story, but the repetition of it all does seem to cause this one some pattern that drops a lot of suspense from the tactic. As well, the joking nature of this one might wear thin for some, but there's not a whole lot that really hurt this one as beyond that, it's still quite a bit of fun.
Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.
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