Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)

Director: Chris Angel

Starring: Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler

Run Time: 1:29

Rant: How did it come to this already? Wishmaster 2 is by no means perfect but we're sliding down the shit hill fast as fuck. From the opening scene of Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell you know this movie is gonna be truly awful. They basically took a fun concept and turned it into a boring, generic pile of shit. Seriously, you can't come up with anything better than college students? I'm embarrassed for them.

A guess this is a different Djinn. By different I mean an extremely shitty version of the one in the first two movies. There's a new actor and he just isn't as good as Andrew Divoff. The makeup is horrible too. For that matter all the effects are rotten. The Djinn is known to rip off faces to steal an identity. He skins a college professor and you can basically see the guy's face under the blood make up.

The best performance is the actor playing the Djinn's human form, Jason Connery. It's a mediocre performance but compared to the rest of the cast he might as well be DeNiro. Andrew Divoff played both the Djinn and the human form in the first two movies but in this one it's two separate actors.

The best part of this movie is also the worst part. The first hour is so boring until our hero Diana wishes for the Archangel Michael to help her. The soul of the angel is about to go into Diana but her boyfriend Greg quickly jumps in front of it. He holds out his hand and a fucking sword appears. I would have loved to have seen Andrew Divoff sword fight an angel but it's this fucking new guy with these terrible effects and terrible action sequences. That scene would have been wonderful if they could have somehow put it in part 2 but this is part 3. New director. New Djinn. New dog shit.

Don't get me wrong, no one expects Wishmaster 3 to be anything special but fuck. This is horrible. It's everything you don't want from a sequel. I wish this was a better awful horror movie.

Kill Count:
Professor Barash (21:53) Slashed by two women.
Mrs. Kauflan (35:50) Set on fire.
Anne (54:50) Vomits her intestines.
Elinor (1:01:14) Heart explodes.
Billy (1:07:05) Blown onto a spike.
Katie (1:15:48) Face eaten by mice.

Horror Film: 3.5
Entertainment: 4
Gore: 4
Overall Rating: 3.7