Vertigo Releasing has announced the UK digital release date for their latest horror film, 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.
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.
THE WRETCHED is released on digital on 8th May courtesy of Vertigo Releasing, and will be available on the following platforms: Apple TV, Amazon, Sky Store, Virgin, Google Play, Playstation Store and Microsoft.
Want to know what we thought of the film? Read David’s review of The Wretched