Boston 1691 the gallows await the Warlock (Julian Sands). What was an apparent triumph of Witch Hunter Giles Redferne (Richard E. Grant) is short lived as the Warlock escapes and is hurled 300 years into the future. Now sa... more »y a prayer for the City of Angels for it is here in Los Angeles where he begins the task of reuniting three portions of the Devils Book that will reveal the secret name of God. If spoken all creation will be destroyed. Redferne who is also transported enlists the aid of Kassandra (Lori Singer) who has miraculously escaped the Warlocks wrath. But the carnage has begun as the Warlock successfully unites the first two sections. The final portion is buried in an old Boston cemetery... in Redfernes grave! It is on these hallowed grounds where evil magic will confront the strength of righteousness with the future of mankind at stake.Starring: Julian Sands Lori Singer Richard E. Grant Mary Woronov Kevin OBrien Richard KussDirector: Steve MinerCopyright: 1991 Trimark Produced by Arnold Kopelson; Running time of 90 minutes; Closed Captioned. System Requirements:Standard format English (2.0 Dolby Surround) Spanish and French subtitles Theatrical trailer cast/crew bios Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR Rating: R UPC: 031398684336« less
Craig S. (InnerMacro) from WAUSAU, WI Reviewed on 3/5/2023...
Warlock is a surprisingly entertaining movie putting a reverse-spin on the usual 'people from the future must save the past' storyline (a la Terminator and many others). In this case, a witch hunter with the skills to pay the bills comes FORWARD in time to save us modern day schleps. I think what I like best about the movie is that the witch hunter dresses cool, has a great Scottish accent, and really knows how to put the smack down on witches and warlocks. Singer is annoying, but the part fits and so doesn't detract from the story. Sands wastes no time showing the audience why he should have been burned at the stake immediately upon capture, rather than pursue their attempt to get him to confess his sins. Overall, you'll have a good time rooting for the good guys while the film quickly makes its way through a great script.
Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL Reviewed on 12/19/2009...
Before witchesd and warlocks were mad into tv series, this movie shows a warlock as a servant of the devil. There is no computer generation tricks and the special effects are simple, but very well done. It is a fight of good against evil for the world. I love this movie.
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16th century visions of witchcraft brought to life
Bradford Daniels | Redmond, WA | 02/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, this is a really fun movie. It's not too horribly gross, (except maybe for the scene with the tongue), and it's not very creepy, or too scary, It's also not at all a comedy, though it is a bit tongue-in-cheek (in more ways than one). It's just, well... Fun!If you've ever read any books about witchcraft, or seen old woodcuts of people's visions of witchcraft during the 16th century, you'll recognize the themes and images in this film. You'll get the witch hunter holding onto the flying warlock with a rope, nails being driven into footprints, the whole bit... And you really should look up the traditional main ingredient of the infamous flying ointment before watching.This film works from the premise that everything in the old witchcraft books is literally true, and it plays out in a very entertaining, visually distinctive way. It was well-researched enough to really make the premise work, without being so slavish as to detract from the plot. The warlock is every bit as evil as the old books would have it, and is most definitely in league with The Devil Himself.And I've got to say it: Julian Sands is just plain COOL."
Pretty good, very twisted
That Review Guy | 02/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Julian Sands plays an evil warlock, who has been supernaturally flung into the future from his home in Boston of 1691. His "future" is modern Los Angeles, about the year 1987. He is searching, with demonic guidance, for the Grand Grimoire, an unholy old book that he hopes will help him attain the Satanic power necessary to destroy the world. In Los Angeles, out of pure random malice, he puts a rapid-aging hex on Lori Singer, who plays the carefree, twenty year old Kassandra. This hex causes her to age twenty years a day, and provides personal motivation for her to find and stop Sands... Richard E. Grant plays the godly witch-hunter, Redfern, who is sworn to stop Sands, and has followed him to modern times. Grant and Singer team up, and must track Sands all the way back across the country, from L.A. to Boston.For all I know, Julian Sands could be a warm, humane kindergarten teacher or faith healer in the real world, but in this movie he just exudes evil. In a lot of movies, the bad guy, while clearly being BAD, at least has a certain personal style that makes him fun to watch. Think of Jack Nicholson in "The Shining," or the way audiences cheer for Freddy Krueger. In this movie, the warlock is never exactly "fun" to watch, he's just pure, sick evil. Perhaps this reflects a decision on the part of the director, writer, or maybe Sands himself, for some artistic reason. It does have the effect of intensifying the viewers' sympathy for Singer and Grant. It also, I suspect, makes a viewer actually understand how real people thought about witches, and feared them, hundreds of years ago... All you can think is "this sicko must be stopped."That said, this is an interesting, well-shot film, with a lot of cool old settings. I just want to ask -- what is the deal with all these time travellers from the past and future converging on L.A.? "Warlock," "The Terminator," "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "Encino Man"... they should all get together in some cheapo Roger Corman movie and form a rock band, like Tonto, Tarzan and Frankenstein on "Staurday Night Live.""
A classic is a classic! and this is CLASSic
That Review Guy | Florida, the sunshine state. | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"when you have Ricahrd E. Grant as the Good Guy Hunting Julian Sands (as of course the Warlock) to which he plays the part as if it was Made For Him. I am Not Kidding i believed he belonged in all of the warlock movies but sadly someone in casting always has a "better idea" NOT! anyway this flic is about grant as the hunter after the warlock for a multitude of reasons including the loss of his sweet marion. well the hunter (grant) meets a modern day gal (think 80"s skate chick) and wham perfect mix for horror comedy and even some really interesting special effects such as the 3 parts of the Grand Grimoire that all Warlocks Covet for it is the book that can render the weilder almost unkillable and able to undo creation itself! so watch this (lil slow in the early parts- Not the beginning) action packed thriller and enjoy it like you would have in the times when you believed in magic and go for another magical ride mainly for adults. no nudity thankfully little gore and quite a bit of "evil" in the movie. id rate it tv- 13 by todays standings. its ok to say satan in church but not movies? cmon n lighten up hehe."
A Classic in its Genre
Tainted Cross | Australia | 03/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Julian Sands was a perfect choice for this role and he was even better in Warlock: the Armageddon. Surprising as I find him wooden and awful in all his other roles, but he seems to suit this character well. Richard E Grant's great acting ability shine in the movie compared to the mediocre performances around him. The story is entertaining and a classic for this genre. Some scenes especially some of the special effects have dated badly and the costume and hair choices for Lori Singer are appalling. Having said that, this is definetly a must have for any fans of 'supernatural horror' genre."
That Review Guy | 06/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, so I may be a little biased because I'm a Sands fan, but this is a great and original movie. The supporting cast is great as well, but nothing can compare to Sands' diobolical character."