IFC Midnight films “The Wretched” releases the latest film in their collection.
AVAILABLE IN SELECT THEATERS, DIGITAL AND CABLE VOD MAY 1ST
“A nasty treat. This chiller keeps you in its grip from start to finish. Rear Window by way of the original Fright Night with a dash of The Lost Boys.”David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A polished, well-paced nightmare [with] a playfully Hitchcockian suspense approach… likable performances keeping us emotionally grounded.”Dennis Harvey, VARIETY
“In the vein of Disturbia or Rear Window with a dark fairy tale makeover. The witch is worth the price of admission alone.”Meagan Navarro, BLOODY DISGUSTING
SYNOPSIS: 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 ahold 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.
Directors: Drew Pierce and Brett Pierce
Writer: Drew Pierce
Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley, and Blane Crockarell
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.