Here's the latest trailer for a new supernatural spookshow, Wish Upon, featuring a mysterious mechanical box imbued with the power to grant its owner a wish. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty.
It used to be these things were accomplished by just rubbing a brass lamp and summoning a genie, but this horror flick takes it one step further by introducing a bit of antique clockwork technology. Sure, it has that distinctive air of vengeful familiarity, but that's part of the fun. This promo sets up the paranormal premise well and contains a formulaic storyline reminiscent of Lemarchand's Box from Clive Barker's Hellraiser with the systematic passing of evil a la It Follows or even the Final Destination franchise.
Crank open the official 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.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think:
Directed by Annabelle's John L. Leonetti, Wish Upon arrives on July 14 and also stars Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn.
(Via Coming Soon)