An easy way for novices to break into features is to string together various short subjects, shot on the cheap at different times, into a crazy-quilt anthology picture. That seems a likely explanation for this straight-to-video hodgepodge.
A retired scriptwriter (Ernest Borgnine) tells his grandson bedtime stories about legendary wizard Merlin (George Milan) materializing in the present day to spread magic and wonder. How? By opening a grotto-like store in a northern California town.
First, Merlin gives a book of spells to skeptical newspaper columnist Jonathan Cooper III (John Terrence). The arrogant scribe is delighted that its dangerous incantations are ge...