I love the Wishmaster series. But that’s mostly because they’re super cheesy, not because they’re particularly scary. Still, the idea of a wish going horribly wrong makes for great horror (see: The Monkey’s Paw), and Wish Upon is taking up that gauntlet. Their first trailer looks like they mean business. Synopsis!
Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
Still wishing? Head over to http://wishuponmovie.com to wish for anything your heart desires (or just read other secret wishes) – it’s totally anonymous, so go crazy! But maybe not too crazy. Be careful what you wish for, or upon…
Now I have “Golden Years” playing in my head. Wish upon, wish upon, day upon day…sweet. THANK YOU, Wish Upon!