The Wraith
The Wraith (1986)

This supernatural teen action film is about a strange reincarnation with the emphasis on "car." Young Jamie is killed by the evil Packard (Nick Cassavetes) and his gang of thugs because Jamie was caught romancing Keri (Sherilyn… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 21, 1986
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The kind of revenge B movie you can enjoy thanks to its eccentric tone and unique hero.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

An imaginative, thrilling piece

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.

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.

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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TV 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.

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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
Jesse Ortega
The reason I decided to watch this movie was, when I watched the trailer, I thought that I hadn't actually seen it. Then again, the trailer I found, on… More
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
Anthony Valletta
Being dead is just swell! You can come back, kill all your enemies and get the girl!