The Wretched

critic Reviews

, 74% 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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    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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    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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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The Wretched doesn't work as either comfort food or gross-out entertainment.
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    Geoff BerkshireLos Angeles Times
    Equally indebted to Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and a mishmash of '80s horror films only the directors themselves could comprehensively name-check, "The Wretched" is a fresh horror film built out of familiar parts.
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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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    Emilie BlackCinema Crazed
    ...it's not the most scary, but in the right frame of mind and without any spoilers, it should make for a fun night of scares.
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