Residents of a small backwoods community summons the murdeeous demon of vengeance himself for revenge against a local mortician who wronged there deceased love ones, while a town physician seeks to kill those involved in it's summoning.
A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ... See full summary »
The evil Djinn is awakened by a female thief, Morgana, during a botched robbery. He takes credit for the crime, letting himself be put into prison so that he can offer twisted wishes to prisoners in return for their souls. If Morgana asks him for three wishes, then his race, the Djinn, can take over Earth, killing all humanity. Written by
Andrew Divoff, who plays the djinn in human form in this film and in the first Wishmaster film, does not blink when his eyes are visible. He does not blink even during scenes that his eyes are visible for 2-3+ minutes. See more »
When Gries is talking to his lawyer, the lawyer calls him Robert. The actor who portrays Gries is called Robert LaSardo. See more »
Evil never dies - it just gets more and more boring
The original Wishmaster film was a pleasant surprise. Director Robert Kurtzman and writer Peter Atkins cleverly married very traditional old-school horror movie plotting and contemporary FX laden gore-splattering. The film benefited from a sense of humor, and had a fairly rapid pace that kept one distracted from any flaws.
The direct-to-video sequel, by contrast, shows no savvy at all in it's plotting, its (very limited) use of FX, or its pacing. For most of the film, the monstrous Wishmaster is confined (in his human form) in a prison, where it takes the longest time for him to get anyone to ask for a wish. This prolonged prison scene might have been salvageable if the dialogue were witty, but it basically reduces to:
Wishmaster: "I grant any wish, ask for something." Prisoner (or Guard): "F*** you!" Wishmaster: "No really, just ask."
If such is your idea of snappy dialog, this movie's for you.
Holly Fields is mighty pleasing to look at, but there's nothing much for her to do, so they decide to toss in some "inspirational" Christian redemption drivel into a story involving ancient Persian mythology - huh? - oh, never mind, it's not worth the effort.
Andrew Divoff, who did a fine job in the first Wishmaster film, stumbles around looking for something interesting to do, can't find it, and stands around and sulks instead. We would certainly feel pity for him if we hadn't grown numb from boredom.
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