Terrifying new horror film The Wretched gets 8th May release date

By 7th April 2020News

Something wicked is lurking in the cellar in truly scary, gruesome and shocking new horror film, THE WRETCHED, which tells the story of a teenager going up against a 1000-year-old witch.

We’re pleased to announce the digital release date for our latest acquisition The Wretched, written and directed by the Pierce Brothers (directors of cult zom-com Deadheads) and starring John-Paul Howard, last seen in horror comedy Snatchers. The film is a cross between Fright Night and The Witch, with a breathtakingly tense opening sequence and moments reminiscent of horror classic The Evil Dead; unsurprising considering the Pierce Brothers’ father, Bart, worked on the effects for that film.


Key talent:

Cast – 

John-Paul Howard (Snatchers, Hell or High Water)

Piper Curda (Youth & Consequences)

Jamison Jones (True Detective)

Azie Tesfai (Supergirl)

Zara Mahler (Nightmare Cinema)

Writers/Directors – 

The Pierce Brothers (Deadheads)



A rebellious teenage boy, Ben, visiting his father for the summer makes a haunting discovery — A malevolent fiend from the deep woods stalks the young family living next door. Taking ahold of the mother, the creature begins playing a terrifying game of house while preying upon the local children. Alone in his suspicions, Ben launches into a perilous crusade to stop the wretched evil before it consumes everything he holds dear. 


Absolutely top-notch terror Anton Bitel, Projected Figures

“Wholly entertaining… a nightmarish fairytale” Dread Central

“A Stephen King style horror tale to champion” Electric Shadows

“A film I’ve not been able to stop thinking about!” Entertainment Focus


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