In her 4.5-star Fantasia review, Sara Clements wrote that The Wretched is "one of the year's best scares," and while the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent the film's release in traditional cinemas, that's not keeping it from the big screen altogether, as IFC Midnight has announced that the new horror movie will be coming to select drive-in theaters.

In addition to being released on digital platforms and VOD on May 1st, The Wretched will also be playing at the following drive-in theaters beginning May 1st:

  • West Wind Glendale Drive-in // Glendale, AZ
  • West Wind Sacramento Drive-in // Sacramento, CA
  • Ocala Drive-In // Ocala, FL
  • Sweet Onion Cinemas // Vidalia, GA
  • Mission Tiki Drive In // Montclair, CA
  • Starlight Drive-In Theatre //Atlanta, GA

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).

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."

Design by Matt Desiderio / Courtesy of IFC Midnight:

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