Julian Sands, Richard E. Grant. After enduring the witch burnings of 1600s Salem, a male witch utilizes time travel to show up in modern-day LA. 1991/color/103 min/R/fullscreen.
Creative and initial, this horror movie directed by Steve Miner (Forever Young) stars Julian Sands as a 17th century warlock who escapes the gallows and is transported-- together with the witch hunter who brought him to trial (Richard E. Grant)-- 300 years into the future. Running loose in contemporary Los Angeles, Sands's supernatural monster sets about reuniting the scattered parts of a Devil's Book that will expose the true name of God and thus destroy humanity. In an excellent twist, the last bit of the book is in a very fascinating location: the grave of Grant's character, who has gotten the services of a female (Lori Singer) in a hurried effort to stop imminent catastrophe. Really including, Warlock is assisted immeasurably by sharp efficiencies from the equally eccentric Grant (Withnail and I) and Sands (Naked Lunch). Miner designs his method through a type of at the same time brand-new and old horror tale, and the results are taut, enjoyable, and surprising. The DVD release functions Spanish and French subtitles, cast and crew details, and 2.0 Dolby surround sound. -- Tom Keogh
Run Time: 103
Release Date: 10/1/2002
JULIAN SANDS LORI SINGER