IFC Midnight has released the trailer and poster for the upcoming horror film The Wretched, in which a teenager believes a witch may be living next door to him. The film is directed by Brett and Drew Pierce and stars John-Paul Howard and Piper Curda. I got a chance to check this one out at last year’s Fantasia Festival and enjoyed it quite a bit. You can read my full review here.
The Wretched opens on VOD platforms May 1st.
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.