Wish Upon shows what happens when someone finds a demon-possessed music box and wishes–trouble. Lots and lots of trouble, plus gore, screaming, and at least one literal-genie wish that demonstrates an object that isn’t just demon possessed but has its own sense of humor, something you absolutely do not want.
Like many horror films, Wish Upon finds its protagonist in high school, subject to just the kind of social and internal pressures that would lead anyone astray. The movie also gets points for giving the protagonist enough reason to use her wishing ability: The trap is very well set. The box itself is beautiful, and it is very good at giving her what she wishes.
So, will young Claire survive her brush with the supernatural or not? What do you think?
In the latest horror thriller from the director of ANNABELLE, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is barely surviving the hell that is high school, along with her friends MEREDITH (Sydney Park) and JUNE (Shannon Purser). So when her dad (Ryan Phillippe) gifts her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner’s wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. Clare makes her first wish and, to her surprise, it comes true. Before long, she finally has it all: money, popularity and her dream boy. Everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now, with blood on her hands, Clare has to get rid of the box, before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price.
Be careful what you wish for.
Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Alice Lee, Kevin Hanchard, Sherilyn Fenn
Directed by: John R. Leonetti
Written by: Barbara Marshall