Director John Leonetti’s (Annabelle) is relishing your fear with Wish Upon, his upcoming supernatural thriller based loosely on the old Monkey's Paw tale, and this latest terrifying trailer could send you into fits of mild panic.
Joey King (The Conjuring) headlines as a teenager who discovers a diabolical antique box in the garbage, which will grant her dark heart's desire and enact revenge on those who have slighted her -- with the inevitable horrifying results, of course.
Formulaic and derivative of many horror flicks like Final Destination and It Follows? Yes.
Fun nevertheless? Hell, yes!
Lift open the official synopsis, if you dare:
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.
Also starring Sydney Park (The Walking Dead), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Ryan Phillippe (I Know What You Did Last Summer) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle), Wish Upon invades theaters on July 14.
(Via Bloody Disgusting)