WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON
Some pieces in the film are incredibly silly like the Warlocks birthing sequence, emerging as a full-grown adult out of a giant turd-like cocoon from a womans womb, something that might have been an original sequence if it had not been stolen wholesale from Xtro (1982); or Chris Youngs druidic training sequence, which might be best described as a failed attempt to send up the Jedi training sequences in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). There are some campy effects set-pieces like the yuppie who is turned into a living Picasso-esque sculpture.
Julian Sands is at least required to play in a way that suits his typically overwrought manner all the film requires him to do is deliver campy one-liners, loom handsomely and menacingly without ever having to act. The two leads barely rise to anything Chris Young has a certain geekishly happy appeal but Paula Marshall gives a snooty and wimpy non-performance.
Warlock: The Armageddon was followed by the slightly better Warlock: The End of Innocence (1999) where Julian Sands was replaced in the title role by Bruce Payne.
Director Anthony Hickox has made a number of other genre films, including the genre homage Waxwork (1988), the vampire film Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992), the werewolf tv movie Full Eclipse (1993), Prince Valiant (1997) from the comic-strip, the action techno-thriller Storm Catcher (1999), the sadomasochism thriller Jill the Ripper/Jill Rips/Tied (2000), the biowarfare spill thriller Contaminated Man (2000), the action films Blast! (2004) and Submerged (2005), and the psycho-thriller Knife Edge (2009), while he has also produced Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) and Carnival of Souls (1998) and written Prisoners of the Sun (2013).