Watch: The Wretched 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door..
Plot: A rebellious teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, encounters a terrifying evil after his next-door neighbor becomes possessed by an ancient witch that feasts on children.
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|5.8/10 Votes: 17,467|
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|61/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 475 Popularity: 12.712 | TMDB|
Well well well… I am not certain what to think of this film to be honest. Overall, yes, it is a horror film and a unique story. But I have a thing against what they call a “teenage horror film.” Somehow these films don’t do it for me.
Overall, the acting was mediocre as well. The make up person of the “monster”, you are the reason I don’t hate this film. Hats off to you.
Would I watch it again? No. Would I make my friends watch it? No.
On a micro-level, ‘The Wretched’ gets the job done. The Pierce Brothers and their crew suck viewers in with pulpy wet sounds of flesh popping open or bones splintering. The simple pleasure of watching filmmakers take time to tease out their monster is slight, but it goes a long way when you stack ‘The Wretched’ up against its competition. Pick out any number of horror titles that came out in 2020, and see how well the Pierce Brothers film their witch in comparison. These scare scenes aren’t just competent – they’re consummately disgusting and appreciably creepy, too.
– Jake Watt
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Polished but muddled
The Wretched is a lovely looking movie. Nicely acted and shot, with decent, practical special effects. I struggled with the story, which was ultimately a bit un-interesting.
Ben visits his father at a lakeside town. Some kind of demon-thing lives under a tree and has the power to cast a spell on people such that they ‘forget’ about the existence of loved ones around them. Paranoia sets in for Ben when neighbours are acting strangely …
It’s a well-edited mainstream pleaser but hanging off a story which doesn’t add up very well. Some elements are great but it feels like another short that has prematurely evolved into a lacking feature, devoid of tension and scares.
It was well-received at FrightFest; I felt I was in the minority who didn’t quite get it. If you’re a fan of spooky, ghost/wraith type horror, it’s entirely possible you might enjoy The Wretched. I didn’t dislike it but nor did I take much away from it.
Great base story… just needed more character development.
Almost there. I love a good scare. This one was a great concept. Missed the mark with no real character development. No build up. Needed to be drawn out .. more tense. enjoyed with the 14 year old teenagers that I watched with but for me .. i wanted to be scared but it never happened. 20% more and it would have been great.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Horror, Mystery
Director Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Writer Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Actors John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones
Country United States
Awards 4 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A