A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
User Reviews: The Wretched is a lovely looking movie. Nicely acted and shot, with decent, practical special effects. I struggled with the story, which was ultimately a bit un-interesting.
Ben visits his father at a lakeside town. Some kind of demon-thing lives under a tree and has the power to cast a spell on people such that they ‘forget’ about the existence of loved ones around them. Paranoia sets in for Ben when neighbours are acting strangely …
It’s a well-edited mainstream pleaser but hanging off a story which doesn’t add up very well. Some elements are great but it feels like another short that has prematurely evolved into a lacking feature, devoid of tension and scares.
It was well-received at FrightFest; I felt I was in the minority who didn’t quite get it. If you’re a fan of spooky, ghost/wraith type horror, it’s entirely possible you might enjoy The Wretched. I didn’t dislike it but nor did I take much away from it.