Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Wretched

Blu-ray, Digital & DVD Release Date: Aug. 11, 2020
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $22.89
Studio: IFC Midnight

Written and directed by brothers Brett and Drew Pierce, the 2019 horror flick The Wretched is a suspenseful modern update on the time-honored retro young hero’s mission movie a la The Goonies…just a little more horrifying…

Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben (John-Paul Howard), 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. Bens 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 a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence.

Also starring Piper Curda and Jamison Jones, the unrated movie includes a pair of commentaries on its Blu-ray and DVD incarnation, one with the Pierce Brothers and the other with composer Devin Burrows.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.