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Wish Upon (2017)



Critic Consensus: Wish Upon is neither scary nor original, but its fundamental flaws as a horror movie may make it destination viewing for after-midnight camp genre enthusiasts.

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In the latest horror thriller from the director of ANNABELLE, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is barely surviving the hell that is high school, along with her friends MEREDITH (Sydney Park) and JUNE (Shannon Purser). So when her dad (Ryan Phillippe) gifts her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner's wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. Clare makes her first wish and, to her surprise, it comes true. Before long, she finally has it all: money, popularity and her dream boy. Everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now, with blood on her hands, Clare has to get rid of the box, before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price. Be careful what you wish for. Broad Green Pictures' WISH UPON is directed by John R. Leonetti (ANNABELLE) and produced by Sherryl Clark (CLOVERFIELD).


Joey King
as Clare Shannon
Ryan Phillippe
as Jonathan Shannon
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Critic Reviews for Wish Upon

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (19)

This is forgettable stuff.

July 15, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A spooky teen story that's not particularly heavy on the scares and over-delivers on the unintentional giggles,

July 14, 2017 | Full Review…

What would you wish for? World peace? Instagram fame? Or maybe for Hollywood to stop making horror films so needlessly violent, so deeply cynical, so aggressively targeted at teenage girls.

July 14, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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A bland B-movie that begs the question: How did this get made when so many good films never escape development purgatory?

July 14, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

For cheap horror thrills, you can wish for better, but you can do much worse.

July 14, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The splatter is deployed cautiously and sometimes wittily, the story moving briskly from wishes granted to costs exacted ...

July 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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Don't rely on anything Wish Upon sends to you. If you are completely expected to have nightmares on this poorly-made horror excuse of bait, then you definitely have problems alright. Don't expect the entire film to be this horrifying because, believe it or not, it's not actually horrifying in the first place.

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