The Wretched is a new horror film coming from IFC Midnight, and it looks kinda creepy. Think a horror version of the summer coming-of-age film. Some striking visuals and nice effects here and there, this one should be on your radar indie horror nerds. Check out the trailer, synopsis, and poster for The Wretched down below.
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 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. 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. Chilling and suspenseful, THE WRETCHED offers a modern update to the retro young hero's mission like that of The Goonies, and promises to make viewers wary of every dark corner they encounter after witnessing its terrifying tale.
The Wretched, starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, and Jamison Jones hits VOD streaming services on May 1st.