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Tagline : "He's come from the past to destroy the future."

DescriptionDirector Steve Miner's highly enjoyable romp through time, which combinies modern day horror with medieval sword and sorcery, as an evil Warlock from the 17th century descends on present day Massachusetts.

Starting off in the year 1691, and witch-hunter Giles Redferne (played by a youthful Richard E. Grant) has captured the evil sorcerer (Julian Sands), and now the villagers of the New England town are getting ready for their first annual witch burning.

However, this unholy son of Satan happens to have friends in very low places, and before his execution, disappears in an evil wind. Flashing forward to present day Boston Massachusetts, and an unwanted visitor arrives on the doorstep of young Kassandra (Lori Singer) and her flatmate Chas.

Yep, you've guessed it. The warlock is in town, which has the unfortunate consequence of leaving Chas dead, and Kassandra aging at a rate of 20 years per day after the warlock curses her. But help is at hand, enter Giles Redferne who has followed the evil sorcerer through time to try and prevent him from obtaining the pages of a book known as the "Grand Grimoire", or "The bible of Satan".

The book has been scattered into three segments, and Giles knows only too well that if the Warlock possesses them he can undo all of creation. And so the race is on to try and save the world, and more importantly Kassandra's good looks, as they try to prevent the warlock from obtaining the segments of the book.

If you enjoyed the sword and sorcery of "Highlander", or your into medieval horror, or even classic horror, or you just like some plain tongue-in-cheek fun, you should definitely enjoy this film. Julian Sands is aptly cast as the evil warlock, Lori Singer's character is wonderfully camp, as the streetwise 20 year old Kassandra, and Richard E. Grant is hilarious as the witch-hunting Giles Referne, who goes around spouting ancient celtic to bewildered bystanders.

Overall Marks : 7/10.

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