The Wretched

2020

The Wretched

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Following his parents' separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father's new girlfriend. Ben's problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben's suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch's reign of terror. Chilling and suspenseful, THE WRETCHED offers a modern update to the retro young hero's mission like that of The Goonies, and promises to make viewers wary of every dark corner they encounter after witnessing its terrifying tale.

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  • This polished, well-paced middleweight nightmare will please most genre fans, while announcing the writer-directors as ready for major-studio assignments.

    July 26, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • The Wretched's style harkens back to late '90s / early 2000s horror that revels in moments of corny, deranged, gleefully freaky fun, like a Goosebumps episode for adults.

    February 20, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Directors Brett and Drew Pierce concoct a very modern and refreshing (in the way that it's wonderfully disgusting, of course) retelling of an occult favorite.

    November 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Gruesome makeup effects presents a creepy, monstrous take on a classic witch. One that's deeply submersed in nature and folkloric origins. The Pierce brothers have delivered a new dark fairy tale that the midnight crowds will enjoy.

    October 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A chilling, suspenseful tale which benefits from its investment in its human elements.

    October 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The Wretched, while presenting arguably one of my favorite witch characters in the horror movie genre today, ultimately was just decent.

    September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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