Wish Upon: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

After her father (Ryan Phillippe) presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon (Joey King) is surprised to find her every wish coming true. Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.

This was an interesting take on a plot that we’ve somewhat seen before in the past. You mix together Wishmaster and Final Destination and you pretty much get Wish Upon. That’s not a bad thing though as I found the film really entertaining. There were tons of moments in the film that felt like were going one way or were throwing fake outs then went another brutal way that was pretty effective. I think the simple idea of having the ability to make wishes but in turn having to pay a blood price sounded intriguing to me. King is always a solid actress and gave a really good performance here with the majority of it tending to be running and screaming. I don’t remember seeing her in a horror movie before so it was a great change of pace from what I’m used to seeing her in which is usually action movies. Phillippe has now moved on from the teen heartthrob role to that of a father and I l really liked that. I thought that he played a lot to his strengths as an actor and he wasn’t trying to come across as anything different. He also guided the plot right along in certain instances that there was a little bit of slow down. The movie wasn’t the best but it wasn’t terrible at any point at all. If you’re looking for a really good horror movie then this may be one that you may be wanting to check out. 6/10

Special Features:

I Wish: The Cast Share What They Would Wish – Pretty self explanatory. The cast talks about what they would do if they had the oppritunity to place wishes.

Attic Tour with Joey King – King gives us a tour around the spooky attic from the film.

Directing Darkness: John Leonetti and Cast Talk About Developing a Horror Film – A nice discussion on making the film and their experiences on set.

Motion Comics: Lu Mei’s Curse and Arthur Sands Reveal The Stories Behind The Previous Owners Of The Box

Wish Upon is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from BroadGreen Pictures


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