In the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're seeing a resurgence in drive-ins that allow people to enjoy the magic of the movies while still following social distance guidelines. Initially released on May 1st, IFC Midnight's The Wretched has enjoyed a well-received run on the silver screen, and that will continue into Memorial Day Weekend, as the movie about a witch next door is expanding to more than 45 drive-ins.

For the full list of drive-ins that The Wretched is playing at this holiday weekend, visit:

You can also watch a new behind-the-scenes practical effects video for The Wretched below, and in case you missed it, check out our online hub to catch up on our previous coverage of the new horror film from the Pierce Brothers.

Written and directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce, The Wretched stars John-Paul Howard (Hell or High Water), Piper Curda (I Didn’t Do It), Azie Tesfai (Supergirl), and Kevin Bigley (Netflix’s Upload).

In addition to drive-in theaters, The Wretched is also on VOD and Digital platforms.

Synopsis: "Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken ahold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben’s suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch’s reign of terror. Chilling and suspenseful, THE WRETCHED offers a modern update to the retro young hero’s mission like that of The Goonies, and promises to make viewers wary of every dark corner they encounter after witnessing its terrifying tale."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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