Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

Director: Jack Sholder

Starring: Andrew Divoff, Paul Johansson, Holly Fields

Run Time: 1:36

Rant: Wishmaster was destroyed by critics but successful enough to have a sequel. Who do we turn to when we need a sequel? None other than Jack Sholder, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Let's see how many guy's asses they can shove into a Wishmaster movie.

So our old friend Djinn is still trapped in that goddamn jewel but he's quickly freed by thieves. He takes the blame for the robbery and goes to prison where some funky ass shit takes place. The story really doesn't matter in this movie. It feels like it was all thrown together to get some wacky scenes and there are plenty of wacky scenes. An inmate wishes for his lawyer to go fuck himself and we actually see the man physically fuck himself.

Morgana is the jewel thief who freed Djinn. She gets help from a priest to find out what the fuck is going on. These parts of the movie are extremely boring. It's pretty much a less interesting version of what happened in the last movie except your heroes are a murdering thief and a priest that has sex with her. You'll be watching these scenes just waiting for Djinn to appear.

This whole movie is just preposterous. It doesn't have the tone of a comedy but there's no way it isn't. Djinn is literally in prison trading for souls and cigarettes. Then he gets involved with the Russian mob. It sounds stupid and it is, but it's really fun to watch. Andrew Divoff is really hamming it up in this one. Even more than the first Wishmaster.

The effects are decent and gory but once again the digital stuff is terrible. If you enjoyed the first Wishmaster and don't mind something different you should like this ridiculous awful horror movie.

Kill Count:
Eric (6:01) Erased from existence.
Cop (8:11) Frozen.
Inmate (16:36) Pushed through prison bars.
Butz (39:40) Beaten to death.
Tillaver (55:15) Face ripped off, off-screen.
Casino Guest (1:25:23) Shot in the face.
Casino Guests (125:44) Playing cards shoved into faces.
Blackjack Dealer (1:25:51) Stomach explodes.
Casino Guest (1:25:54) Playing card shoved in face.
Casino Guest (1:26:17) Skeleton comes out of body.
Farralon (1:27:12) Killed by bees.

Horror Film: 4.5
Entertainment: 8
Gore: 7
Overall Rating: 6.0