“Этот человек — исполнитель желаний. Он всё для вас может сделать. Только спросите.”
I think this is actually the film I watched a bunch on HBO as a teenager, not the first one. Everything in this is much more familiar to me.
This is essentially a horror-comedy, as it takes the literal application of wishes to ridiculous places with obvious setups to make it work. I thoroughly enjoy the portion with the Russian mob boss—surprisingly good Russian dialogue there. I’d love to see a whole film devoted to Wishmaster in Russia, that would be a blast.
Basically, this movie is no good, but if you’re in the mood for a repulsive laugh as a prisoner gets squeezed through his jail cell bars and another prisoner’s lawyer literally fucks himself, well, it is always here, waiting to fulfill your wish.