Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled

"OK"

Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled Review


You ever notice that they don't release horror movies on Halloween any more? Instead they put out straight-to-video horror movie sequels in late October, figuring kids are too lazy to stand in line at midnight to see them anyway.

So here we have part of October's wave of horror updates, the fourth in the Wishmaster series, which features a naughty genie (or djinn, in the archaic parlance of the Wishmasters), here on earth once again to wreak havoc on greedy humans by twisting their wishes against him.

The twist this time has something to do with the titular prophecy, which I didn't really understand, but involves unleashing all the evil djinn on the earth and enlisting a "hunter" to stop them. Nevertheless, both djinn and hunter seem set on chopping up humanity, so what the big deal is I just can't say.

As a new scream queen, Tara Spencer-Nairn is effective beyond the level of material she has to work with, as is Michael Trucco, the smarmy lawyer who finds his body inhabited by the bad djinn and who puts the moves on his prey, Lisa (Spencer-Nairn).

Fortunately, Wishmaster 4's sense of humor makes it plenty watchable, though hardly scary. The djinn's mind control tricks telling one lawyer to hold his tongue (literally) is a real hoot. It's just too bad it never takes the gags to the hilt: When one bartender jokingly says he'd sell his soul to be a pimple on a dancer's ass, we see the bartender vanish, but we don't see his little head erupt on the aforementioned ass, screaming all the while.

Now that's something I'd wish for!

DVD includes two somewhat amusing commentary tracks, making-of documentary, and a humorous "Djinn's Guide to Dating" Q&A session.

When you wish upon a rubber mask and some ketchup...



Facts and Figures

Production compaines: Paquin Entertainment Group, Overseas FilmGroup, Artisan Entertainment, Blue Rider Pictures, GFT Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Steven Verdel, as Lisa Burnley, as Sam, as Djinn, as Douglas Hollister, Kimberly Huie as Tracy, Mariam Bernstein as Jennifer, as Hunter, as Hunter

Also starring:

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Imperium Movie Review

Imperium Movie Review

First-time filmmaker Daniel Ragussis takes an unusual approach to this thriller. Since it's based on...

The Girl With All the Gifts Movie Review

The Girl With All the Gifts Movie Review

Like a 10-years-later follow-up to 28 Days Later, this small British thriller takes a refreshingly...

The Magnificent Seven Movie Review

The Magnificent Seven Movie Review

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his usual fascination with violence to this remake of the iconic...

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

As it's been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie, expectations aren't too high...

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Movie Review

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Movie Review

A-list director Ron Howard worked with the surviving Beatles to assemble this engaging documentary, which...

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch Movie Review

It's been 17 years since The Blair Witch Project shook up the cinema and created...

Anthropoid Movie Review

Anthropoid Movie Review

Outside the Czech Republic, few people know about Operation Anthropoid, a spy mission in 1943...

Advertisement
Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review

Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review

From Laika (The Boxtrolls), this is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated animated films in...

Captain Fantastic Movie Review

Captain Fantastic Movie Review

An offbeat comedy-drama with a timely kick, this charming family road trip takes on some...

Hell or High Water Movie Review

Hell or High Water Movie Review

Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan delivers another fiercely intelligent, engaging story that maintains high suspense while...

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

With heavy overtones of Hitchcockian mystery and intrigue, this stylish thriller is the enjoyably melodramatic...

Kickboxer: Vengeance Movie Review

Kickboxer: Vengeance Movie Review

The 1989 Muay Thai action movie Kickboxer starred a young Jean-Claude Van Damme, who pops...

Julieta Movie Review

Julieta Movie Review

Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is back with another powerfully complex female-centred drama, along the...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from...

Advertisement
‚úē
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.