Witches seem to be making somewhat of a comeback in the movies lately from all the various Hansel and Gretel witch films to the blockbuster Oz the Great and Powerful. From Image Entertainment comes a darker tale of terror about witches, The Wicked, as it comes to DVD on April 30th, 2013.
The Wicked is directed by Peter Winther and stars Devon Werkheiser (We Were Soldiers), Nicole Forester (Jack Reacher), Justin Deeley (Couples Retreat), Caitlin Carmichael (Lizzie), Chase Maser (Family Weekend), Jackelyn Gauci (Capote) and Jamie Kaler (Spanglish) star.
From The Press Release
Image Entertainment suggests you sleep with one eye open as your worst nightmares come to life in The Wicked. A group of curious teenagers decide to seek out their town’s local legend and go on the hunt for a child-eating witch, not realizing they could be her next meal! Directed by Peter Winther, the film stars Devon Werkheiser (Beneath the Darkness), Justin Deeley (“90210”), Nicole Forester (The Double), and Cassie Keller (A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas). The DVD release is set for April 30th with an SRP of $27.97.
The DVD will also feature “No Soul is Safe: The Making of The Wicked.”
It is a bedtime story nearly every kid in the small town of Summerset has heard. A silly story passed down from generation to generation that offers just enough chills to keep the legend alive. This year is different. Seven year old Amanda Drake (Caitlin Carhmichael) is swiped from her bedroom window. Rumors swirl. The Witch has returned. Always up for a good fright, and a chance to impress the girls, 18 year old Zach (Justin Deeley) and his friends decide to sneak into the woods and find the mysterious old house where the legendary Witch supposedly lives.
Unbeknownst to Zach, his younger brother Max (Devon Werkheiser) and Max’s “girlfriend” Sammy (Diana Hopper) sneak along. They all soon discover that folklore isn’t always myth and that bedtime stories sometimes come true. The Witch has indeed returned with the intent of casting her magical spells to deceive, hunt and ultimately consume the local children to keep her young, older ones to keep her strong and pretty ones to keep her beautiful. Zach and Max, who can’t stand each other, and their teenage friends find themselves trapped in the Witch’s lair. They must bury their differences or be buried themselves. There is no escape from “The Wicked” once the spell has been cast.
Watch the trailer here,