There's something awe-inspiring about watching world-class actors saw away on material that is sheer twaddle.
That's the spectacle to be beheld in "Warlock," a zany exercise in horror now on a few local screens. Julian Sands, so convincing in "A Room With a View," plays an evil male witch from Massachusetts of 1691, who, by courtesy of a strange cloud that looks like milk and water fighting each other in a goldfish bowl, ends up in Los Angeles in 1988.
He is pursued by "witchfinder" Giles Redfern, played by another brilliant Brit, the Richard E. Grant of "Withnall and I," and, currently, "L.A. Story." The warlock is in search of the three parts of the witch's anti-bible, which, if located, can cause the world to de-create. Why he would want to do this is never explained.