Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)

Posted: September 8, 2013 in Movie Review
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Wishmaster 3

Directed By: Chris Angel

Starring: Jason Connery, John Novak, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, Louisette Geiss, Aaron Smolinski

Subgenre: Demons, Supernatural

Synopsis: The Djinn is back, this time on a college campus and facing a more powerful threat.

Thoughts: As franchises roll through sequels, the quality of each movie tends to go downhill.  Some franchises have bucked this trend (Dream Warriors for instance), but Wishmaster does not look to be one of the exceptions.  While Wishmaster 2 was pretty decent, the third installment went off the rails.

The biggest transgression is that Andrew Divoff did not reprise his role as the Djinn.  I really thought he embodied the Djinn, in both his human and demon form.  He was replaced by Jason Connery, who has a lot of theatrical and B-movie experience.  Connery didn’t do a bad job, but he just isn’t the Djinn to me.  The rest of the cast was your run of the mill college kids that you find in so many horror movies.  Uninteresting and very disposable.  To make matters even worse, the storyline pulled in the the Arch Angel Michael to battle the Djinn.  After he possesses one of the students, his growly voice and glowing blue eyes were pretty laughable.  I also found it pretty funny that he could barely wield his sword in battle.  If you are going to go this route, you need to have a more convincing actor playing the part.

Director Chris Angel is pretty much an unknown, without much under his name besides Wishmaster 3 and 4.  I wasn’t all that impressed with his work here.  I thought the overall look of the movie was pretty cheap.  It reminded me of a ScyFy channel release.  I’ve gotta say that I’m not all that excited to watch Wishmaster 4, but the completist in me has to watch and review it!

If you couldn’t tell, I would avoid Wishmaster 3 if I were you.  The third installment doesn’t bring anything new to the series and it just isn’t very good at all.  It’s sad to see the Djinn in the state.  Maybe someone could wish for a better sequel!

  1. frankie342 says:

    English 80’s heartthrob Jason connery who was on the walls
    in every girls room as robin Huntington in the English television
    fantasy drama robin of Sherwood stars in this Canadian low budget
    teen horror addition to the series created by wes craven this time
    directed by chris angel this time john novak fills in the shoes of Andrew divoff
    as the diabolical djinn and connery wishes for passionate lust from the two
    of the hottest young women on earth in raunchy Egyptian dancing attire
    with an engagement of lust with an disturbing backtrack mixed with pornographic
    sounds that ends up with rape and torture by the two women the most disturbing
    and shocking scene since the Nazi love camp movies in the 70’s next to I spit on your
    grave and the cannibal movies and it passed as an mediocre 15 rating bu be an 18 by now
    due to subject manor from the British film board of certification but never had an cinema release
    and went straight to video by mosaic home video now by lionsgate but not likely ever an blu ray release .

    Frankie Dandridge Smales


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