If all you know of Wishmaster is a bunch of lame-o sequels, I might recommend that you give the original flick another shot. It's not exactly a modern classic or anything, but it's a fun enough horror flick, packed as it is with crazy kills, colorful actors and a head baddie who's pretty darn creepy. (Plus, heck, it's not every day you find a horror flick that co-stars Freddy, Jason, Candyman AND the voice of The Tall Man!) And the original is actually kinda dark and spooky, whereas the sequels got progressively stupider.

Directed by K.N.B. co-founder Bob Kurtzman (which guarantees some gooey gore), Wishmaster earned just under $16 million during its 1997 theatrical run but has gone on to earn somewhat of a cult following among the gorehounds of the world. One cannot say the same thing about Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell or Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled -- mainly because none of the sequels earned a theatrical release, but also because nobody really likes 'em.

But if you're a fan of the Master and you'd like to celebrate his 10th birthday in style, you can head on over to FEARnet.com and pick through their new sub-site that's been dedicated to all things Wishmaster-y. It's there you'll find behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with cast and crew members, storyboards, photo galleries and all sorts of geeky little gizmos. Plus you can register to participate in a June 1 online chat with Goremaster Bob Kurtzman AND win a bunch of blood-soaked prizes, which you can then show off to all your friends who'll probably think you're insane.
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