Warlock: The Armageddon

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Warlock: The Armageddon
Warlock the armageddon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anthony Hickox
Produced by
Written by Kevin Rock
Starring
Music by Mark McKenzie
Cinematography Gerry Lively
Edited by
  • Christopher Cibelli
  • James D.R. Hickox
Distributed by
Release date
  • September 24, 1993 (1993-09-24)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million[1]
Box office $3.9 million (US)[1]

Warlock: The Armageddon is a 1993 American horror film directed by Anthony Hickox and produced by Peter Abrams. It is a sequel in title only to the 1989 film Warlock and stars Julian Sands, who returns in the title role as a warlock who attempts to free Satan from Hell.

Plot[edit]

In the distant past, Druids have stopped the rise of Satan's son using six magical rune stones that create light to vanquish the darkness. While the Druids perform a ritual upon a woman Satan has selected, they are attacked by Christians who feel their work is Satanic. Most of the Druids die and the rune stones are scattered.[2]

In the present, a young man and woman are in love but are having relationship issues. Their parents are Druids; while the girl's father is a priest and has neglected his responsibilities as a Druid, the boy's father kills his son so he can rise again with the aid of Druid magic to become a Druid warrior.

Elsewhere, a young woman has possession of one of the rune stones due to it being passed down through her family. She wears the stone to impress her date, but, as she looks out her kitchen window at the lunar eclipse, she rapidly becomes pregnant and gives birth to the Warlock, Satan's son. After he is reborn, he kills the woman who gave birth to him after she insults him. The Warlock communicates with his father, who speaks to him using the dead woman as a conduit, telling his son to find the other five rune stones. These have the power to summon him to Earth, but he has precisely six days to do this. The Warlock peels the flesh from his deceased mother's stomach and makes it into a map, enabling him to track the other runes.

The young man, destined to be a Druid warrior, learns how to use his powers, and it is not long before his girlfriend joins him. They suffer persecution from the villagers but are protected by the girl's father, the priest. Meanwhile the warlock gains the other rune stones to raise his father Satan from his prison to rule the world, murdering various people along the way.

The last rune stone is worn by the Druid warrior; he and his lover fight the warlock but he defeats and imprisons them and gains the runes which he uses to open a portal to Hell. As Satan rises, the Druid boy and his girlfriend use their powers to turn on the lights of a nearby truck; the Warlock screams in terror as he is killed and his father Satan is sent back to Hell, the two of them defeated by evil's ultimate enemy: LIGHT.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Warlock: The Armageddon
Studio album by Mark McKenzie
Released September 24, 1993
Genre Classical, Stage & Screen
Label Intrada Records MAF 7049D

The soundtrack was composed and conducted by Mark McKenzie. The track was released on September 24, 1993, via Intrada Records label.

Reception[edit]

Leonard Klady of Variety wrote that the film, though not narratively connected to Warlock, will satisfy fans of that film. Compared to Sands, Klady called the rest of the cast bland. Of Sands, he wrote, "Chewing up the landscape with great relish, Sands almost erases all thought of his colorless adversaries."[3] Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times called it "too dreary to play even as camp".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)". The Numbers. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  2. ^ Warlock: the Armageddon (1993)
  3. ^ Klady, Leonard (1993-09-27). "Review: Warlock: The Armageddon". Variety. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1993-09-27). "MOVIE REVIEW : Beyond Camp With a Bloody Warlock Sequel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 

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