Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)

Diana Collins (A.J. Cook, Criminal Minds) has accidentally unleashed the djinn, who is now played by John Novak. His first movie is to grant the wish of Professor Joel Barash (Sean’s son Jason Connery) and give him a deadly threeway that fulfills two of the needs of the direct to video sequel: blood and boobs.

The djinn wants Diana to be the one to make three wishes and unleash his djinn brothers on the world. Her first wish is given when the djinn makes her friend Anne (Daniella Evangelista) puke her guts out. Instead of watching her friend be in pain, Diana wishes for an end to her suffering.

Her second wish is for the power of St. Michael the Archangel — is he the patron saint of fighting djinn? — and her boyfriend Greg (Tobias Mehler) jumps in the way and becomes St. Michael, who gets all sorts of wild powers like being able to slice off demon hands.

Directed by Chris Angel (who also made the sequels The Fear: Resurrection and Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled) and written by Alex Wright (who directed and wrote The First 9 1/2 Weeks, which is also 9 1/2 Weeks 3 and that would be 66 days x 3 = 198 days; unsurprisingly Malcolm McDowell is in the cast) and credits Peter Atkins (who also knows sequels, as he was the writer of Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III and Hellraiser Bloodline) for the characters he created in the first Wishmaster, this was supposed to have Divoff in the cast as the djinn.

He loved the series so much that he wrote the Y2Ksploitation Wishmaster: The Third Millennium, which started with an American warship getting hit by a Chinese missile and the UN being attacked by demons. When Divoff gave his script to the producers, they turned it down, as it would have been too expensive. When he read Alex Wright’s script, he quit the series.

This film and the fourth were made in 16 days. They took a weekend day off though.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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