THE WRETCHED MOVIE REVIEW
Witches are big right now in horror and I’m not surprised the makers of The Wretched want to connect their film with that. However, a monster being decidedly female does not a witch necessarily make. We certainly don’t want to seem as if we didn’t like this movie (spoiler: we did), but our monster definitions here are a bit blurred. The story follows Ben who is going to join his father for the summer by a lakeside resort community. Dad and Mom are uncomfortably separated, Dad’s already dating, there’s some kind of shape-changing monster (witch?) stalking the neighbors and eating children, and worst of all, Ben can’t decide who he wants to date. Man, have I had a few summers like that. Chris, London, Aaron, and Bradly take on this IFC Midnight pick and largely put it on the recommended list.
DIRECTED BY: The Pierce Brothers
STARRING: Piper Curda, John-Paul Howard, Kevin Bigley, Richard Ellis Gage, Ja’layah Washington, Azie Tesfai, Jamison Jones, Zarah Mahler, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Blane Crockarell, Amy Wafler, Judah Abner Paul
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