The Wretched trailer: What is forgotten will never be found
IFC Midnight has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming new horror-thriller The Wretched in which a tourist town is haunted by a malevolent force living in the nearby woods. The terrifying Wretched trailer can be viewed in the player 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 ahold 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 cast on the project includes John-Paul Howard (Hell or High Water), Piper Curda (Youth & Consequences), Jamison Jones (General Hospital), Zarah Mahler (Major Crimes), Kevin Bigley (Upload) and Blane Crockarell (Chaos Walking).
The film is directed by Drew and Brett Pierce on a script from Drew, best known for their zombie cult hit Deadheads and Drew having been an animator and storyboard artist on Futurama, The Interview and The Happytime Murders while Brett has been involved in the development department on various reality series for Netflix, History Channel and A&E.
The Wretched is set to hit select theaters, VOD and digital platforms on May 1.