The Wraith
The Wraith (1986)

After a boy is killed at the hands of the drag-racing gang led by Packard Walsh (Nick Cassavetes), the mysterious Jake Kesey (Charlie Sheen) shows up in town. When a strange black car makes an appearance around the same time, the members of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 26, 2002
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Time Out

The town (comprising one house, a burger joint and no citizen who isn't a teenager or a cop) is overseen by Sheriff Randy Quaid, who displays all the reverence the script deserves.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A big glop of low-budget Hollywood cheese, sliced from half a dozen other movies. Still, as a piece of '80s zeitgeist, it offers something of a glimpse into the national psyche of the time - not to mention the feather hairdos and jean jackets.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

This movie makes no sense.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Cassavetes is effectively black-hearted, and makes a striking figure, and Randy Quaid does a lot with the underdeveloped role of a local sheriff.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A ridiculous mishmash of drag racing, ghosts, and science fiction.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

An enjoyably trashy sci-fi/car racing action movie.

Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

There is all too little of the quietly charismatic Sheen and all too much of Cassavetes, who is a dead ringer for the young Hugh Hefner.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

An imaginative, thrilling piece

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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Steve K
I went to see this because it was advertised on Headbanger's Ball. It's a silly film. The car, however, is undeinably cool. And Sherilyn Fenn is… More
Alex roy
The Wraith is a supernatural action horror film that is surprisingly good. The film has gotten many bad reviews, and is considered pretty bad. But The Wraith is… More
Anthony Valletta
Being dead is just swell! You can come back, kill all your enemies and get the girl!
Aj V
This movie may make you think of Christine or The Car, but it's different from those movies, really. It's an awesome mysterious car thriller/horror… More
Adam M.
This is just one of those films thats so bad that its good!A proper 80's thriller,its got Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue on the soundtrack, its got Sherilyn… More