WISHMASTER 3: BEYOND THE GATES OF HELL (2001) Reviews and overview

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Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates of Hell is the second sequel to the film Wishmaster. Also known as Wishmaster 3: Devil Stone in the UK.

The 2001 American horror film stars Jason Connery, John Novak, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, Louisette Geiss, Aaron Smolinski, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sarah Carter, and Daniella Evangelista. Like Wishmaster 4, it was directed by Chris Angel.



The Wishmaster returns with more evil and grotesquery to wreck the life of more innocents. This time, his victim is a beautiful, innocent and studious teenage girl named Diana Collins who accidentally opened up the Djinn’s tomb (a strange box with a jewel inside) and released him.

After gaining his freedom, the Djinn is asked by Professor Barash to let him be the one who makes the wishes. The professor wishes for two of the world’s loveliest ladies to be with him, in love.


However, as soon as the Djinn grants this wish, the women (who were dressed in very revealing belly-dancer outfits and being seductive) kill the professor; the Djinn takes the face-off of the dead professor and is able to steal his identity. He then kills a secretary by her wishing for “files to burn up” but instead of the files, she burns, along with his needing the student file of Diana as an effort to find her and force her to fulfill her three wishes. While Diana is on the run, she must endeavor to prevent the Djinn from subjecting the entire world to Hell’s wrath.



‘… the screenwriters don’t really understand irony or the vague concept of twisting the words of the wish. Like the films that came before this, the deaths barely register on the ironic scale and feel less like the Djinn is trying to teach a lesson in watching out for what you wish for and more like he just wants to kill people and it doesn’t matter how he does it.’ Rev. Ron’s Movie Reviews


‘The film seems to realise its need to obscure the cast and narrative early on and does so initially with some welcome nudity and plentiful, albeit amateurish, gore.’ Film Freak Central

Wishmaster 3 is workmanlike in its execution — there’s no real originality or distinctiveness separating it from other low-budget creepers. As is often the case with the sort of direct-to-video sequel, the entire enterprise appears to have been crafted with but one thing in mind: $$$. None of the characters are compelling, since the script doesn’t give us a reason to care.’ Reel Film Reviews


‘Most important is the story, which (given the film’s low, low budget and small ensemble cast) actually turns out to kick some ass. The last half of the film is inspired by classic schlock ranging from “Terminator” to “Prophecy,” and it works. There’s a magic sword, the Archangel Michael who is “wished” down from heaven, even some nice make-up effects and a few car crashes.’ eSplatter.com



On March 28, 2017, the film is released on Blu-ray by Vestron Video/Lionsgate as part of the Wishmaster Collection:


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Wishmaster Special Features:

Audio Commentaries:
Director Robert Kurtzman and screenwriter Peter Atkins
Director Robert Kurtzman and stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini

“Out of the Bottle” – Interviews with director Robert Kurtzman and co-producer David Tripet
“The Magic Words” – An Interview with screenwriter Peter Atkins
“The Djinn and Alexandra” – Interviews with stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
“Captured Visions” – An Interview with director of photography Jacques Haitkin
“Wish List” – Interviews with actors Kane Hodder and Ted Raimi
Vintage Featurette: “Making of Wishmaster”

Trailers, Spots, Galleries: Teaser & Theatrical Trailers, TV & Radio Spots, Storyboard & Still Galleries
Behind-the-Scenes Footage Compilation

Wishmaster 2
Audio Commentary with writer/director Jack Sholder
Still Gallery

Wishmaster 3
Audio Commentary with director Chris Angel and cast members John Novak, Jason Connery, and Louisette Geiss
Vintage Featurette: “Making of Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell”

Wishmaster 4
Audio Commentaries:
Director Chris Angel and cast members Michael Trucco and Jason Thompson
Director Chris Angel and actor John Novak
Featurette: “Wishmasterpiece Theatre”

Cast and characters:

Jason Connery … Professor Joel Barash
A.J. Cook … Diana Collins
Tobias Mehler … Greg Janson / St. Michael the Archangel
Louisette Geiss … Katie York
Aaron Smolinski … Billy Matthews
Daniella Evangelista … Anne
Emmanuelle Vaugier … Elinor Smith
John Novak … The Djinn
Kate Yacula … Young Diana
Rick Skene … Ted Collins
Jan Skene … Mary Collins
Muriel Hogue … Mrs. Kauflan
Chad Bruce … Paramedic #1
Jenny Pudavick … Jose Rodriguez (as Jennifer Pudavick)
Sarah Carter … Melissa Bell
Ruth Dubuisson … She Demon #1
Angela Jackson … She Demon #2


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