A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.
Release Year: 1989
Rating: 5.9/10 (6,464 voted)
Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant
In Boston of 1691, a warlock is sentenced to death, but escapes magically into the future (our present), followed doggedly by the witch hunter. There he is searching for the three parts of the Devil's Bible, trailed by the witch hunter and the woman whose house he landed in. They must stop him, as the book contains the true name of God, which he can use to un-create the world.
Richard E. Grant
Kay E. Kuter
Satan also has one son.
Release Date: 11 January 1991
Filming Locations: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £212,568
(4 June 1989)
Did You Know?
Scene in the theatrical previews indicating that the Warlock was the satanic Messiah was cut some time before video distribution.
Crew or equipment visible:
As the Warlock hits the ground after being hit by the weather vane the harness is clearly visible.
Can I ask what your interest is in finding such a book?
Our interest lies in stopping those who would see all good falter. It lies in stopping the powers of misrule from coming of age. It lies in finding that damned book, and thwarting a vile beast of a man who shall not rest until God himself is thrown down, and all of creation becomes Satan's black hell-besmeared farting hole!
"My Dad hates all that stuff about Jesus and the 12 apostrophes"
It usually takes a special audience to love most of the movies I review.
But there's something truly wrong with you if you can't sit back and enjoy
Warlock. It's nothing but pure fun. Warlock is a Steve Miner classic.
Like his previous film, House, it's loaded with inventiveness. David
Twohy's (Pitch Black, Critters 2) script is marvelous and gives us many
memorable moments. My favorite occurs when Lori Singer is hammering the
Warlock's tracks in the train yard; extremely original. Another great
sequence is when the Grand Grimoire is finally assembled. The acting is
stellar for the genre. You have gotta love Richard E. Grant's (Bram
Stoker's Dracula) accent: "Witches loathe salt." Julian Sands is always
superb but is at his most evil in this role. He truly is the Warlock (which
is why I'll never watch the third Warlock installment). Steve Miner has
brought us some good genre flicks and this is, without a doubt, one of his
best (forget about H20).
Note for genre buffs: Look for Ian Abercrombie (Army of Darkness) and Mary
Woronov (Deathrace 2000) in small roles.