Completed in 1989 and released overseas, WARLOCK finally made it to American screens in 1991. Directed by Steve Miner, who got his start working on the FRIDAY THE 13TH films, WARLOCK aspires to more than many genre movies, though it actually achieves very little.
In 1691 Boston, a warlock (Julian Sands) is imprisoned by God-fearing citizens of a small town. His chief adversary is Giles Redferne (Richard E. Grant), whose faith seems to have brought Satan's emissary to bay. But the warlock calls on his infernal master for help and is transported far from his
tormentors: to modern-day Los Angeles, in fact. The hitch is that Redferne gets swept along with him.