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"Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing in all there is... fear the Djinn."
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Title: Wishmaster
Genres: Horror
Directed by: Robert Kurtzman
Written by: Peter Atkins
Produced by: Wes Craven
Pierre David
Clark Peterson
Noël A. Zanitsch
Music by: Harry Manfredini
Cinematography: Jacques Haitkin
Edited by: David Handman
Distributed by: Pierre David; Live Entertainment
Released: September 19th, 1997
Rating: R
Running time: 90 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $5,000,000
Gross: $15,719,109
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Wishmaster is an American independent film of the supernatural horror genre directed by Robert Kurtzman. Produced by Pierre David, it was released theatrically on September 19th, 1997. The film centers around a young gemologist named Alexandra Amberson who comes into possession of a jewel that houses the spirit of an evil djinn. The djinn is bound to the jewel, but will obtain full power after granting the artifact's owner three wishes. However, the djinn is a manipulative entity and has the ability to twist one's fondest dreams into their most horrific nightmares.









Actor Role
Tammy Lauren Alexandra Amberson
Andrew Divoff The Djinn / Nathaniel Demerest
Robert Englund Raymond Beaumont
Chris Lemmon Nick Merritt
Wendy Benson Shannon Amberson
Tony Crane Josh Aickman
Jenny O'Hara Wendy Derleth
Kane Hodder Merritt's guard
Tony Todd Johnny Valentine
Ricco Ross Lieutenant Nathanson
John Byner Doug Clegg
Buck Flower Homeless man
Gretchen Palmer Ariella
Ted Raimi Ed Finney
Angus Scrimm Narrator
Reggie Bannister Pharmacist
Josef Pilato Mickey Torelli
Brian Klugman Medical student
Ari Barak Zoroaster
Jake McKinnon Skeleton man
Greg Funk Snake man
Richard Assad Persian king
Danny Hicks Customs official
Tom Kendall Etchison
Ashley Power Sierra
Verne Troyer Creature stage #1
Walter Phelan Creature stage #2
Peter Liapis Pharmacy customer #1
Frank Nicotero Pharmacy customer #2
Jean St. James Female customer
Azita Azar Student with mask
Joe Svezia Uniform cop
Dennis Hayden Security guard
Betty McGuire Mrs. Merritt
Renee Faia Insurance assistant
Cyndi Pass Glass woman
Howard Berger Party guard #1
Robert Jacob Party guard #2
Brad Mead Cop at Blackwood
Wade Beckett Museum bartender
Robert Kurtzman Piano wire guy
Louis E. Rosa Party guest
Mary Ann Schmidt Party guest
Annie Sorell Screaming woman


  • Wishmaster grossed $6,038,516 over its opening weekend in the United States. It was screened in 2,502 theaters.
  • In the United Kingdom, Wishmaster grossed £356,092 over its opening weekend on 229 screens.

Fun Facts

  • The tagline to this film is, "Be careful what you wish for."
  • Was released the same day that "Grindhouse" horror director Bud Townsend passes away. Townsend directed the 1969 film Nightmare in Wax.
  • The character of Wendy Derleth was likely named after author August Derleth, a contemporary of famed Gothic horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.

See also

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Who's Who

The Characters

The Cast

Wishmaster Film Series
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