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 ...
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Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle ... See full summary »
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 Wishmaster cannot fulfill without leaving a trail of terror, devastation and blood in his wake. The evil brotherhood of the Djinns shall awaken from the flames of Hell. As the third wish is made, humankind had better be prepared for the apocalypse. Woken up once again, the repulsive Djinn returns to wreck the life of more innocent victims with his deadly fulfillments. In order to prevent the release of the evil brotherhood of the Djinns from Hell, Lisa must find a way to destroy the Djinn to stop the prophecy from being fulfilled. Written by
When the Djinn draws his sword in the fight with the Hunter, the first sword has a blue gemstone similar to the Hunter's. However, the sword the Djinn continues the fight with has a red stone in its hilt. See more »
When her new husband is accidentally crippled, a woman finds that her friend has become possessed by the spirit of the Djinn and tries to hold off granting the third wish to allow his race to take over the planet as his love for her has become too great.
This ended up being quite a disappointing entry in the series that's filled with way too many problems to overcome it's good points. The main point here is obviously the ridiculously lame and contrived love angle between the two, which is a unique plot, but goes nowhere with it. The initial meetings here before the possession is a series of long, dragged-out series of scenes petitioning for his chances which isn't all that fun to watch while setting him up as more of a creep than anything, while their own personal struggles don't endear them to this one either as there's very little fun about these scenes. Even after the transformation occurs, their continued arguing and hostility just makes for a dragged out experience here, an while there's the fact that the awakener actually casts the three desired wishes which is an original idea, but this one completely wastes this intriguing idea that drains all the horror from the story by adding in the love sub-theme. Not only is the seduction attempts completely lame and really intrudes on the big kills here, the last two-thirds of the movie is simply the Djinn trying to explain to the other Djinns why he cannot grant the third wish to open the gates of Hell, which is a totally laughable series of scenes as both the creature and also in his human form appealing against the creatures before whining and crying to let him finish. It actually gets boring waiting and waiting to see how it would play out trying to win her over, and this is such a detrimental negative to the film. Another gripe as well is that the wishes granted by the Djinn never really had any negative consequences like the first two as the Djinn never tricks anybody and, except for one, nobody actually got harmed while making their wishes which really defeats the whole purpose for being there. Lastly, the film really seems intent on going overboard here with too many extra-long scenes that go nowhere but really tend to eat up time here, including the unnecessary bonus kills as well as a Terminator plot who must kill her before the Djinn grants the third wish, but this is so clumsily inserted it sticks out so badly it's dropped as quickly as it's brought up in a clumsy sword-fight, just like the equally clumsy alley- fight that's just pitiful which manages to bring this down quite significantly. That said, there's some good stuff here in the fact that this one makes up for a lot of that by inserting far more nudity than any other entry in the series, which not only features their sex scenes and rather sleazy spying scenes but also the meeting place in a strip club comes to mind giving this one a lot more than expected. The only other feature that works here is the finale which does have some nice action scenes throughout as the true plot is revealed and there's dozens of creatures breaking through to prevent the escape only to be trapped back before in the same room again and including a fantastic burning- down-the-house segment. While it manages to contain some nice stuff along the way, this is easily the weakest in the series.
Rated R: Nudity, Graphic Violence, several sex scenes and Graphic Language.
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