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
Many crew members, including Director Robert Kurtzman (man killed by piano) had small roles in the film, some times appearing in different scenes as different characters. See more »
(at around 48 mins) As the Djinn enters Merritt's office, he is smoking and his cigarette is in his left hand, but when he sits down, it is in his right hand. 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 »
German TV version and some DVDs (rated "Not under 16") are heavily cut for violence, obtaining most of the gore shown in the party-scene near the end of the movie. VHS and DVD releases (rated "Not under 18") are uncut. See more »
Evil Djinn (Andrew Divoff) is released from centuries of captivity from a ruby. He then sets about granting people wishes, but all of the people's wish result in there deaths. In order to gain world domination however, the Djinn must grant three wishes of the person who rubbed the ruby (Tammy Lauren).
The special effects are terrific (especially the Djinn) considering the budget and the murder scenes are graphic and creative. Film also has a good sense of humor and the party scene opening sequence and finale are just about as good as they come. Sinking the film is Andrew Divoff in one of the worst performances ever featured in a mainstream or independent horror film for that matter. Very similar to The Outing (1986) aka The Lamp.
Rated R; Graphic Violence and Profanity.
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