The Wretched

critic Reviews

, 75% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Wretched stirs up a savory blend of witch-in-the-woods horror ingredients that should leave genre fans hungry for a second helping from writer-directors Brett and Drew T. Pierce.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    There's a good balance of firmness and entertaining. Creepy thrills and atmospheric chills, for a pretty modest horror film I thought it did the job pretty well.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    There's something appealing about its modest ambitions, with its cast of unknowns, relative low stakes and retro jump scares.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A non-frightening muddle.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A sharp tale about all kinds of things, particularly about the loss of family and the search for community. It's an interesting, scary little movie.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    "The Wretched" doesn't reinvent the rules, but it has a timeliness to it that's hard to shake.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    If this really was some lost relic of the VHS era, it'd pass the blind rental test: There is a witch, and she's as creepy as the box art would surely promise.
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    Jeffrey ZhangStrange Harbors
    There isn't a single twist you won't see coming, but underneath its PG-13 veneer are some nasty R-rated surprises that elevate it above standard horror fare.
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    Emma WolfeSpookyAstronauts
    It had a lot of positives, but also a lot of flaws.
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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    The dressings may feel a little familiar, but there is no doubt that the supernatural threat at its centre is an imaginative and aptly terrifying creation.
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    Prahlad SrihariFirstpost
    An occult horror movie possessed by the spirit of teen seaside summers past. Hidden in their troubled co-existence is a potentially much better but eventually unrealised film...If Hitchcock dials S for suspense, the Pierce Brothers dial S for serviceable.
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