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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    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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    Mark KennedyAssociated Press
    It's a development worthy of M. Night Shyamalan, but they've run out of runway and there's only enough room left to battle the witch.
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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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    Patrick CavanaughComicBook.com
    Borrows from some of the best seminal monster movies, surely exciting fans of the subgenre, though fails to offer anything new to the formula.
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    Scott WeinbergThrillist
    You can probably guess where it's headed early on, but the film still works serviceably well as yet another horror spin on Rear Window.
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    Staci Layne WilsonWomen in Horror
    The atmosphere is eerie and there's a nice twist I did not see coming.
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