Of The Wicked
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: D
of the Wicked
(2014) is a forgettable and un-original indie horror/supernatural
thriller that was forgotten about as soon as it was released. Fading
stars Christian Slater and Vinnie Jones do their best to salvage what
is a terrible screenplay and a bland flick from frame one to end.
The film can't escape the low production value and the similarities
to many other films in the same genre. The ending is also a
predictable yawn, which could have been the one thing to save the
he was a child, Robbie (Jake Croker) tried to defend his friend
Heather (Emily Tennant) from bullying classmates. The attempt ended
with one of the bullies dying. Robbie possesses demonic powers that
are very similar to Carrie
(or an evil Sith Lord from Star
Years later, Robbie has returned to town and is keen on befriending
Heather again, much to the ire of her classmate Greg (Aren Buchholz).
However, Robbie is also at the center of several strange deaths
where every victim had an altercation of some sort with Robbie prior
to their deaths. Henry (Christian Slater), a defrocked priest, is
convinced that Robbie is the Anti-Christ and is set on convincing
John Elliott (Vinnie Jones), Heather's father, that Robbie is to
blame for everything. Of course, Robbie is a rough and touch Mohawk
sporting, leather jacket wearing badass that convinces Heather that
he's the good idea, painting her Father to look like a jerk - even
though he is just trying to protect her. Daddy knows best in this
yawn of a film.
and sound on the disc are standard for the format and nothing to
write home back presented in standard definition in an anamorphically
enhanced 1.85:1 aspect ratio from the digital source it was shot on.
The film has no color scheme for style really, just a standard
production look - another thing that could have helped elevate it to
be more than just another boring horror entry. The sound is also
standard for the disc with a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track.
extras on the disc with the exception of Scene Selections.
James Harland Lockhart V