In 1997, Wishmaster summoned its way into cinemas. The fantasy horror movie, about an evil djinn attempting to capture the soul of an innocent woman, became a cult favourite and led to a series of sequels.
But how many Wishmaster movies are there? Read on for all the gory details.
The Wishmaster movies in order
To date, there are four Wishmaster movies. The Wishmaster movies – which were produced between 1997 and 2002 – include:
- Wishmaster (1997)
- Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)
- Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)
- Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)
Are all of the Wishmaster movies part of the same series?
All four Wishmaster films are part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.
Who are the cast of the Wishmaster films?
The cast of the Wishmaster films varies across the four movies. Notable actors in the Wishmaster series include Andrew Divoff, Tammy Lauren, Holly Fields, Paul Johansson, Jason Connery, John Novak, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, and Tara Spencer-Nairn.
It is also worth noting that ‘97’s Wishmaster includes a number of cameos from horror movie actors, including Angus Scrimm, Robert Englund, Ted Raimi, Reggie Bannister, Chris Lemmon, Ricco Ross, Kane Hodder, Tom Savini, and Tony Todd.
Is the Wishmaster series the work of the same director?
The Wishmaster films are the work of multiple directors. Robert Kurtzman directed Wishmaster, Jack Sholder directed Wishmaster 2, and Chris Angel directed Wishmaster 3, and Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled.
Did Wes Craven direct a Wishmaster movie?
A common misconception is that Wes Craven directed a Wishmaster movie – but he didn’t. Wes Craven was a producer on Wishmaster (1997) and his name appeared on the marketing material for the film.
What is the best Wishmaster film?
Wishmaster is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection, while Wishmaster 3 is regarded as the weakest entry.
According to IMDb the Wishmaster films are ranked as follows:
- Wishmaster (1997) – 5.8/10
- Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) – 5.1/10
- Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002) – 4.0/10
- Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001) – 3.6/10
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