What fools these mortals be! A grinning djinn, monstrous countenance barely hidden behind the mask of a human face, offers them tainted wishes, and what do they do? That said, special-effects artist Robert Kurtzman's directing debut is a perfectly pleasant
diversion, assuming that your taste runs to fiendishly animated entrails and HELLRAISER-like visions of lost souls tormented by the sadistic Wishmaster. Appraiser Alexandra Amberson (Tammy Lauren) is asked to examine a red gemstone that turns out to hold an evil djinn (Andrew Divoff) -- genie to
you but, as crusty folklore prof Wendy Derlith (Jenny O'Hara) warns, forget about Barbara Eden and Robin Williams -- an...