Out in theaters this weekend is John R. Leonetti’s Wish Upon, which follows a teenager named Clare (Joey King), who is gifted with a mysterious box that has the ability to grant the owner seven wishes. The only catch is that for each wish granted, a blood sacrifice is required, and Clare is unable to stop a series of horrific and violent deaths that follow. Unwilling to give up the ideal life she finally gets to lead, Clare finds herself spiraling out of control as her obsession with the magical box grows deeper.

At a recent press day, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with King and Ki Hong Lee who portrays Ryan, a friend of Clare’s who tries to help her out of her deadly predicament. During our interview time, the pair discussed what appealed to them about the script, their experiences collaborating alongside each other, their fellow co-stars, and their director, Leonetti (who King worked with on The Conjuring just a few years back), and they also chatted about what Leonetti brought to the table as a visual storyteller looking to scare audiences this summer.

Check out our video interview with both King and Lee below and look for Wish Upon in theaters everywhere starting this Thursday night, July 13th. In case you missed it, check here to watch our video interview with Wish Upon co-star Ryan Phillippe.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.