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WICKED, THE

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

It is a bedtime story nearly every kid in the small town of Summerset has heard. A silly story passed down from generation to generation that offers just enough chills to keep the legend alive. This year is different. Seven year old Amanda Drake (Caitlin Carmichael) is swiped from her bedroom window. Rumors swirl. The Witch has returned. Always up for a good fright, and a chance to impress the girls, 18 year old Zach (Justin Deeley) and his friends decide to sneak into the woods and find the mysterious old house where the legendary Witch supposedly lives. Unbeknownst to Zach, his younger brother Max (Devon Werkheiser) and Max’s “girlfriend” Sammy (Diana Hopper) sneak along. They all soon discover that folklore isn’t always myth and that bedtime stories sometimes come true. The Witch has indeed returned with the intent of casting her magical spells to deceive, hunt and ultimately consume the local children to keep her young, older ones to keep her strong and pretty ones to keep her beautiful. Zach and Max, who can’t stand each other, and their teenage friends find themselves trapped in the Witch’s lair. They must bury their differences or be buried themselves. There is no escape from “The Wicked” once the spell has been cast.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“The Wicked’ keeps with a very clean and tight story that is brought to life by believable actors who, at times, make you want to see them die on film-well a few of them anyway. I also found the evil supernatural entity of the witch very dark, and horrible, so I didn’t really want her to prevail in the end. She was pretty vicious. The directing for the film manages to keep your attention with some pretty creepy concepts, and point of view moments, that allows the movie to be dark without being too dark.

It’s a simple plot more or less about some local folklore consisting of a witch who’s spirit resides at an abandoned house at the edge of town. The tale becomes all too real when a little girl is snatched from her second story bedroom window without a trace. Even with the unexplained disappearance looming, six local kids decide to test the myth by breaking a window in the old house. An action that does not go unpunished as the witch begins to hunt & torment each of the group one by one.

The DVD comes with a featurette. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for standard definition. However, there are minor moments of digital noise. The Dolby  track supports the dialogue and that’s all that matters for a horror movie. Still, I’d recommend a rental to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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