Wishmaster 3 (2001)
Director: Chris Angel
Main Stars: Jason Connery, A.J Cook, Tobias Mehler, Lousiette Geiss, Daniella Evangelista, Emmanuelle Vaugier, John Novak
Storyline: The Djinn is back and causes terror at a University.
Review (Spoils): Student working on a project on ancient mythology unleash the djinn (John Novak) again upon the University. He is granting wishes to open the gates of Hell yet again. This time the evil lord is going against the lovely Diana (A.J Cook) who by accident unleashed him and now trying to trick her into her three wishes. When he does not get his way, he tries to use his charm for sexual advances and death to all upon the campus.
This film for the series starts to lose its fun and goes downhill. Number one the djinn in this one is not even scary and the human guise of Jason Connery is horror upon itself. We have some fun lovely and attractive women, which we all know Jason Connery does not have a hope in hell with in real life. Cheesy electric special effects, laser swords, some blood, bad one liners makes this film fall from the once great Wishmaster series. The seduction and overlays in this film are bad and the exploding heart brings the wishes to the lamest yet. In addition, the St. Michael story add in please leave this at the door.
Rating: I personally enjoyed the first two films of this series not sure, if it was because Andrew Divoff is gone as the main Djinn or this film was just stupid and poorly written. This movie was lacking on budget and tried to survive by through babes in it. We should have stuck with just the first two.
Wishmaster 2 (1999)
Director: Jack Sholder
Main Stars: Holly Fields, Chris Weber, Al Foster, Andrew Divoff
Storyline: The Djinni needs to collect 1001souls to bring the end of the world.
Review (Spoils): A female burglar (Holly Fields) screws up a robbery and awakes the forgotten Djinn (Andrew Divoff ) that was trapped in a gem stone. He takes the rap for the robbery so he can use his human illusion form in prison to lure and temp prisoners for wishes for exchange of their souls. The evil Djinn needs 1001 souls so that he can bring the end of the world to Earth.
Pretty basic storyline but it works as the Djinn is back with all his nice one liners and wishes. The film focuses on the Djinn in jail as a male slowing gathering souls by false wishes and granting them in sarcastic ways. The other part of the story is the female thief trying to cope with what she has done such as killing a guard and why there is mysterious man that is taking the blame for the botched job.
We have freezing, a body crushed through some cell bars, a strange scene of man having sex with himself, nasty beatings, head swapping, some blood and gore and of course wishes! This film is pretty much in the same vein as the first film and the Djinn looks great.
Rating: This series is not be taken series much like the Child’s Play series but I find this one more fun. The special effects are pretty good and I have always loved the look of the Djinn. We learn more about the prophetess of the Djinn and it has a touch of religion in the film which is the main character trying to find herself and asks for forgives for her past sins.
Director: Robert Kurtzman
Main Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Kane Holder, Tony Todd
Storyline: An evil djinn grants its owner of the red gem three wishes which allows him to bring hell on earth.
Review (Spoils): The story goes that if three wishes are granted on the third wish an unholy legion of djinns is unleashed through a doorway between the outer worlds and earth to wreck havoc. Right now one djinn (Andrew Divoff) is trapped in a red gem called the Stone of Secret Fire. The stone was set in a statue which breaks and the gem gets found and gets placed in an auctioneer’s hand named Alexandra Amberson (Tammy Lauren). The evil djinn get’s released and traps people’s souls from wishes within the stone so that he can unleash the fury of the other djinn.
This film has some gore but nothing over the top we have removal of faces from the morgue, the djinn changing forms as he moves and some over the top , jaw ripping, exploding blood the gore is here in this one. Thank you Wes Craven for that! The make –up and the effects are pretty decent and too be honest the Wishmaster djinn is a classic villain for the late 80s in horror.
Rating: I liked this movie I do not understand why so many people hate this film. It is fun for what it is. We have some classic horror celebs such as Robert Englund, Kane Holder, Tony Todd making appearances and plus it also has Wes Cravens name on the tag. The series is not the greatest but this is fine entry on its own.