Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster (1997)
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Average Rating: 2.6/10
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An evil genie, the Djinn (Andrew Divoff), escapes from an ancient statue and wreaks havoc in this horror film from director Robert Kurtzman. The devious Djinn can regain human form permanently if he grants someone three wishes. The Djinn at first is trapped in a statue, which falls and cracks open when a drunken worker unloads it from a ship. The genie is inside a precious gem that a puzzled pawnbroker gives to university gemologist Josh (Tony Crane). The Djinn kills Josh, and Josh's friend and
Jun 1, 1997 Wide
Jul 25, 2000
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My best advice to anyone reading this review -- even someone who considers himself or herself a fan of horror movies -- is to stay away.
It will be of interest to none but goreheads, who are likely to find the gore rather cheesy.
Very kick ass
A bunch of elaborate gore bits surrounded by a whole lot of stupidity.
Gimmicky but smart horror film.
...two times zero doesn't add up to much.
Makeup artist-turned-director Robert Kurtzman splashes around as much blood as possible to cover up the fact that 'Wishmaster's' script is about as consistently terrifying as 'Pocahontas.'
Gruesome, nasty and mean-spirited, with emphasis on gory, gooey special effects.
If you put Wes Craven's name on a dog turd, that doesn't make it a croissant.
watching with friends, especially the sort you open with a ring-pull, as it's more likely to raise shrieks of laughter than horror.
What ensues is a pageant of special effect set-pieces where innocents are flayed, morphed and disfigured beyond belief and in extreme close-up.
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