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Wishmaster (1997)
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04.24.09

Wishmaster (1997) In ancient Persia, an evil creature called the Djinn wreaks havoc on a local kingdom before being sealed inside a stone - a fire opal. Centuries later, the stone, encased in a statue, is discovered when the statue is broken apart in a loading accident. A young gemologist, Alexandra Amberson, examines the jewel to appraise it. But she unwittingly awakes the horrible Djinn inside. Soon the Djinn is loose on the streets, twisting people's wishes and and killing them so he can steal their souls. Eventually the Djinn disguises himself as an elegant man-about-town, Nathaniel Demarest. In both human & Djinn form, he pursues Alexandra to trick her into making three wishes, to enable his unholy legions to conquer the Earth...

Movie Tagline:
Be careful what you wish for.

Title: Wishmaster
Release Date: September 19, 1997
Runtime: 90 mins
Genre: Fantasy
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language.

Director(s):
Robert Kurtzman

Cast:
Tammy Lauren ...Alexandra Amberson
Andrew Divoff ...The Djinn / Nathaniel Demerest
Robert Englund ...Raymond Beaumont
Chris Lemmon ...Nick Merritt
Wendy Benson Landes ...Shannon Amberson (as Wendy Benson)
Tony Crane ...Josh Aickman
Jenny O'Hara ...Wendy Derleth
Kane Hodder ...Merritt's Guard
Tony Todd ...Johnny Valentine
Ricco Ross ...Lt. Nathanson
John Byner ...Doug Clegg
George 'Buck' Flower ...Homeless Man (as Buck Flower)
Gretchen Palmer ...Ariella
Ted Raimi ...Ed Finney
Angus Scrimm ...Narrator (voice)
Reggie Bannister ...Pharmacist (as Reggie Banister)
Joseph Pilato ...Mickey Torelli (as Josef Pilato)
Brian Klugman ...Medical Student
Ari Barak ...Zoroaster
Jake McKinnon ...Skeleton Man
Greg Funk ...Snake Man
Richard Assad ...Persian King
Dan Hicks ...Customs Official (as Danny Hicks)
Tom Kendall ...Etchison
Ashley Power ...Sierra
Verne Troyer ...Creature Stage #1
Walter Phelan ...Creature Stage #2
Peter Liapis ...Pharmacy Customer #1
Frank Nicotero ...Pharmacy Customer #2
Jean St. James ...Female Customer

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Wes Craven
Pierre David
Russell D. Markowitz
Clark Peterson
Erik Saltzgaber
David Tripet
Noel A. Zanitsch

Writer(s):
Peter Atkins

Composer(s):
Harry Manfredini




Trailer(s):
Wishmaster Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Listen to the Heart"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Be careful what you wish for.
  • Don't Make A Sound Don't Make A Move And Above All Else...Don't Make A Wish
  • Beg For Your Life, Pray For Your Soul, But Whatever You Do... Don't Make A Wish!
  • Your next wish could be your last...
  • Magically powerful. Supernaturally evil.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [first lines] [first title card] Narrator: 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.
  • Alexandra Amberson: A djinn? A genie? Wendy: Now hold on a minute. Forget what our culture has made of the Djinn. Forget Barbara Eden. Forget Robin Williams. To the people of ancient Arabia, the Djinn was neither cute not funny. It was something else entirely. It was the face of fear itself.
  • Alexandra Amberson: If there's no hope, no magic, I'll have to rely on myself. Djinn: [as Wendy] Match wits with a creature older than time? Match wits with a prince of the dark dominions? Pit your tiny twentieth century mind against one who walked the spaces between the worlds, and trod the wings of angels beneath his conquering feet? Alexandra, you're a delight! Really, you are.
  • Beaumont: My God! Djinn: Not yet, human. Soon... very soon I will be.
  • Djinn: Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to have unlimited power, and only be able to use it when some worm asks you for something? Merritt's Guard: No, I can't say that I do. I can't say that I give a shit, either.
Movie Trivia:
  • Characters named Finney, Beaumont, Derleth and Demerest are all references to science fiction or horror writers of the 1950s.
  • Features numerous horror-movie actors, including Robert Englund (the A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) movies), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm (1979)), Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead (1990), the Candyman (1992) movies), Kane Hodder (various Friday the 13th (1980/I) movies), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm (1979)) and Ted Raimi (Darkman (1990), Army of Darkness (1992)).
  • 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.
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Keywords:
Djinn, Fire, Wish, Blood And Gore, Genie  ...[more]


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