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Wishcraft (2002)

A high school student named Brett Bumpers receives a mysterious package one day. He does not know who gave it to him, but after a while he finds out that the totem within the package can ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Weston ... Brett Bumpers
Alexandra Holden ... Samantha Warren
Huntley Ritter ... Cody
Austin Pendleton ... Mr. Turner
A.J. Buckley ... Howie
Meat Loaf ... Detective Sparky Shaw (as Michael Aday)
Gregory Cooke Gregory Cooke ... Detective Jeff Bauer
Sam McMurray ... Dad Bumpers
Allyce Beasley ... Mom Bumpers
Scott Caudill Scott Caudill ... Blaine
Charlie Talbert ... Jimbo
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Kristie (as Alex Breckenridge)
Sara Downing ... Desiree
Evan Jones ... Eddie
Zelda Rubinstein ... Medical Examiner
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A high school student named Brett Bumpers receives a mysterious package one day. He does not know who gave it to him, but after a while he finds out that the totem within the package can give him 3 wishes. When the most beautiful girl in school, Samantha, invites him to dance on the next day, he knows for sure that his first wish has come true. He uses the second one to make Samantha fall in love with him, but when someone starts killing students in the school, he realizes that it has something to do with the totem. Now it's his responsibility to save their lives. Written by rsilberman

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School's out - forever. See more »

Genres:

Horror

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Brujería See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Gold Circle Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Much better than it has any right to be (better than Wishmaster too)
20 November 2002 | by tenten76See all my reviews

Is there anyone, anywhere, who doesn't already have an answer (most likely with all sorts of sub-clauses and strict definitions) to EXACTLY what they would wish for, given three chances!???

Never mind. For virtually everyone in the movie, the acting and dialogue are brilliant. The entirely natural relationships and deft avoidance of so many easy cliches makes this one of the best 'B' movies I've seen, and a lesson for directors & writers with much bigger budgets.

"Horror" seems a bit strong in describing Wishcraft. It's no worse than Scream, and not even as frightening - although a couple of scenes ('fake knife' & 'unmasked') are really well done. I didn't expect the revelation towards the end either. The end itself (which can ruin a film) is pretty good too.

It's difficult to say more without revealing the movie, and I recommend you see this the same way I did - optimistically, and with a vague hope that it's better than Wishmaster (which it so is).

In fact, if they pumped up the soundtrack and had more famous faces, this film would easily be in the same league as Scream, Swimfan and (dare I say it) an average episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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