The Wicked (2013)
Plot: Local stories warn that deep in the woods, a witch with a ravenous hunger feeds on the flesh of the young. In an abandoned house in the woods, she hunts her victims and if you try to enter, you’ll never see daylight again.
My Review: Shortly after having this sent to me to review I took a quick glace at Amazon’s rating of this movie. It was actually decent at almost 4 stars I believe (IMDB is a 3/10!). I didn’t bother checking out the reviews because I didn’t want to be spoiled. Quite frankly I don’t think this deserves that score.
The movie is about a legend of a house in the woods that was rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a witch. Kids go there, throw rocks at the house, and if you break the window the witch, or as she’s called “The Wicked” will come and get you. So the concept was sorta silly, but whatever, I was willing to give it a shot.
So enter a group of 4 older teenagers, can’t recall if they are in high school or just starting college or what, but they decided to go camping around the house and test out the theory. Of course one of the kids hit’s and breaks a window and shortly thereafter they are hunted by The Wicked, who is basically this fast moving CGI witch, who is not CGI close up, but looks like a demon of some sort. Truthfully the movie played out like a SciFi original movie and I kinda lost interest after I saw her. It wasn’t so much that she was bad looking or anything really, it was just that the characters weren’t all that interesting to me and there wasn’t much else going on in the movie. Plain and simple, it bored me.
I was also apparently extremely tired while watching the movie and after 30 minutes shut it off to go to bed. I don’t often do this while watching movies I know I’m going to review, but it couldn’t be avoided. Picking it up the next night I didn’t remember too much but didn’t care enough to rewind it to the beginning. When I turned it on to continue, I happened to fall in and out of sleep a couple times. Usually this does not happen to me, but when it has and it’s a movie I really care about, I’ll turn it off. I didn’t bother with this one. And my husband fell asleep as well. So what does that say? That I was clearly bored.
By the time all the kids had been captured by the witch I was just sick of the movie and wanted it over. The movie was silly and I could have cared less about it.
Overall: If you are into low budget movies about fake urban legends (aren’t they all?) and like SciFi originals I’d definitely check this out, but if that sort of thing isn’t your cup of tea. I’d stay away.
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