Tony Todd will if you say the movie's title five times - or so I've heard...
Experience taught me in the late 90's to be a little wary of any movie with "Wes Craven Presents" above the title - as there were some fairly crappy movies in the WCP library. But this one turned to be a pleasant surprise when I saw it on VHS - a gleefully nasty flick about an evil genie - played to the hilt by the always entertaining Andrew Divoff. Throw in some cool effects - and appearances from a half dozen well known horror actors - and you've got a fine night's entertainment to me.
And why don't we fulfill our wish for more evil djinn - I know just the tonic - we'll do a...
Saturday Night at the Movies Double Feature!
And here's the second movie now!
The success of the first movie made the producers and studio wish for a sequel - so of course they made one. It's a little underbudgeted for what it tries to pull off - but they got Andrew Divoff to come back which makes up for quite a bit. So, a not bad sequel, well worth a watch.
(Yes, there are indeed two more sequels - and they could have made this a "Dawn to Dusk Marathon" except - Divoff took a hike after the second go-round - replaced by the underwhelming John Novak - and having seen Part 3 - you're welcome that I'm keeping it to these two flicks. They're not in the video vault anyway - which disqualifies them from appearing here.)
Both of these movies are in the video vault twice - on a flipper DVD and a more recent multipack horror set - so there's bound to be a copy in easy reach at any time - even tonight - if you want to come check them out with me!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!