Wishmaster

Critics Consensus

Wishmaster searches for horror in the exploits of a supernatural being -- one whose powers, alas, evidently do not include the ability to summon a compelling script.

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A gemologist (Tammy Lauren) unwittingly frees an evil genie (Andrew Divoff) that plays deadly tricks on her friends and acquaintances.

Cast & Crew

Tammy Lauren
Alexandra Amberson
Andrew Divoff
The Djinn, Nathaniel Demerest
Robert Englund
Raymond Beaumont
Tony Todd
Johnny Valentine
Wendy Benson-Landes
Shannon Amberson
Tony Crane
Josh Aickman
Chris Lemmon
Nick Merritt
Jenny O'Hara
Wendy Derleth
Kane Hodder
Merritt's Guard
Wes Craven
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Critic Reviews for Wishmaster

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (24)

Audience Reviews for Wishmaster

  • Apr 04, 2015
    I haven't seen Wishmaster since I was a kid, I always enjoyed it back then, so I was nervous showing it to some friends that wouldn't withstand the test of time. It totally did though. Sure Wishmaster's pretty dumb and it can't keep its story straight, but those practical effects? Bellissimo.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2012
    Wishmaster is not ordinary film, the special effect may be a bit static and outdated but the concept was great, typical Craven film with lots of new ideas all fused together. Wishmaster is a brilliant piece of parody of the classic Aladdin story, it is so underrated.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2012
    Wishmaster is an interesting idea for a horror flick. The film presents the viewer with the plot of an evil genie who grants you three wishes, but destroys your life without you enjoying what you desire. The actor playing the Djinn, Andrew Divoff is good here, and he makes the film better. The film tends to rely on excessive violence and gore to create the horror. In some way it tries to elevate the film a bit. However, it doesn't really work at times. This is still entertaining for what it is, but the script does show its limitations, and you know that it could have been much better. With this film they just stuck with a traditional formula for horror violence, instead of exploring further the concept of an evil genie. I think the film at times lacked focus, and it brought it down a notch. If you're looking for a good film, then this is it. However don't expect anything remarkable. With its interesting idea, I was surprised how under developed the film was. I felt that it was a good flick, but it lacked something to really make it stand out, and be of real interest for horror fans. Expect something good with this one, and you may not be disappointed. Despite its interesting idea, Wishmaster ends up just being another gore induced horror flick. Though entertaining, this could have been a far better film too. For what it is, this is a mindless horror film worth watching because of its interesting ideas. However, you are left wanting more out of this film as well. Aside from lots of gore, which may appeal to the gore hounds out there, this film doesn't offer anything really remarkable in terms of genuine chills and terror.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2012
    The director began as a makeup artist ... which means lotsa makeup effects, lots of them (its the reason for the film), but with a lame-o script there's not a lot of reasons for them. Still the premise is good even if the execution leaves a lot to be desired, and so its a good night with a bad movie.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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