Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002) Movie Review

Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)

2002 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Romance
90 minutes /

User Score: 56/100


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Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled Review

Synopsis:

In this fourth series of the hell-raising Wishmaster, the Djinn unleashes his undying love and three wishes on a beautiful new victim named Lisa...

Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002) is an American fantasy romance horror film that was shot in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is also the third and final sequel to Wishmaster (1997). Director Chris Angel (The Fear: Resurrection (1999), Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001), A Twist of Faith (1999), This Is Not a Test (2008)) failed upon executing this film into being something I don’t mind watching when I want to pass time. Chris did, however, gave us some cool visuals with slick camera angles and excelled at the slow motion shots but it was not enough to make Wishmaster 4 anything worthy of watching. The movie contains nudity, sexual content, graphic kill scenes, bad language, gore and no scary/horror scenes.

Lisa’s (Tara Spencer-Nairn - Corner Gas (2004), New Waterford Girl (1999), Rub & Tug (2002)) boyfriend Sam (Jason Thompson - General Hospital (1963), Circle (2010), Divide (2006)) is crippled. Sam’s lawyer Steven (Michael Trucco - Next (2007), Hush (2016), Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997), Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)) flirts with Lisa and gives her a gemstone. Lisa unwillingly releases an evil Djinn (John Novak - Legends of the Fall (1994), Santa Barbara (1984), Doctor Who (1996), War (2007)) who quickly took the physical appearance of Steven (the lawyer) and continued flirting with Lisa. Djinn’s primary objective is to get Lisa into giving him his three wishes. Here is a little info before I spoil the movie - the Djinn has to have Lisa fall in love with him for the third wish to be granted - will it happen? Will the Djinn release chaos on Earth?

Djinn character/body/costume was laughable and yes I did laugh out loud when I saw the Djinn and thought what in the world is this. I know Wishmaster 4 is a low budget movie, but I have seen movies with a budget of ten thousand dollars do wonders, so there was no excuse for the costume looking this cheesy. They should have just shot the Djinn scenes in the night so the costume would not have been so offensive in color and maybe it would have looked more realistic. The visual effects were as bad as it can get and did I mention the kill count was low but when there was a kill, it was gory, and I cannot help but think, maybe the majority of the budget went into the kill scenes. The CGI was, well you can imagine after reading all that I have said so far, yes, it was horrible.

The majority of the actors gave below average performances, and that may be due to the poorly written script or the fact that Wishmaster 3 (2001) and Wishmaster 4 was shot back to back with one weekend separating them. Wishmaster 4 could have been a great drama film because the horror is nonexistent in this film. I mostly stuck to this movie because of Lisa’s (Tara Spencer-Naim) shaky relationship with her boyfriend which I think is the movie’s strength - drama.


About Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)

Title: Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled
Original Title: Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled
Year: 2002
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Romance
Reviewer:
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: John Novak, John Benjamin Martin, Aleks Paunovic, Eric Blais, Darren Ross, Michael Trucco, Chad Bruce, Jennifer Pudavick, Ernesto Griffith, Victor Webster, Jeremy Koz, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Chris Angel, Jason Thompson, Kimberly Huie, Mariam Bernstein, Mandy Hochbaum, Rea Kavanagh, Janice Tetreault, Cara Bisiak
Writers: Peter Atkins, John Benjamin Martin
Director: Chris Angel

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