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The Wisher (2002)

In a small town, the teenager Mary is obsessed and addicted with horror movies. Further, she is sleepwalker, has frequent nightmares and her father has forbidden her to watch horror movies.... See full summary »

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Mary
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Brad
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Debbie
Billy Morton ...
Earl
Wendy Anderson ...
Kelly Ryan
Iain MacLean ...
Jake Ryan
Ariel Bastian ...
Beth Ryan
Jared Van Snellenberg ...
Shane Underwood
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Kara Genero
Rob van Meenen ...
Jimmy Winters (as Rob Van Meenan)
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Mandy Newbel
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Driver
Levi James ...
Ethan
Camille Devine ...
Ariel
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In a small town, the teenager Mary is obsessed and addicted with horror movies. Further, she is sleepwalker, has frequent nightmares and her father has forbidden her to watch horror movies. However, when the top at the box office "The Wisher" is screened in her town, she goes to the movie theater with her two best friends, Debbie and Kara, and leaves the session before the end, vomiting and impressed with the scary story. Mary notes that her wishes comes true wounding people and she sees the character The Wisher stalking her everywhere. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Terror is just one wish away... See more »

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Rated R for horror violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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When Mary is surfing the Net looking for info, she reaches a page that reads "Movie Makers Tap Into Twisted Myths and Modern Technology to Manipulate Audience". In it, there's info about the movie-within-the-movie's cast and crew, showing it as directed by Gavin Wilding and starring Mark Reid (the movie's producer), Dean Evans (the editor) and "Brenda Schener" (costume designer Brenda Shenher). Also, it has a 3 stars rating (pressumably out of 5), a R-Rating by MPAA "for strong violence, language and some sexual content" and its running time: 01:40. See more »

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SPIOLER : After Brad gets attacked by The Wisher he has several large cuts on the left side of his face. But days later, he doesn't have any stitches or scars on his face. See more »

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Mary: I don't tell you everything.
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References The Fear: Resurrection (1999) See more »

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poor effort in horror
1 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Mary (Liane Balaban) loves horror movies. She is sleepwalking and her father forbids her to watch them. "The Wisher" is a big horror movie and Mary goes to see it with her friends, Debbie and Kara. She gets sick before finishing. A man dressed as The Wisher causes Mary's father to crash his car and die. After more of her offhanded wishes come true, she suspects that Brad (Drew Lachey) is the Wisher. He seems to be hanging around her a lot. Campbell (Ron Silver) is the school counselor trying to help her.

This is a poor horror effort. It's not completely unredeemable but it's not good. The idea is nothing new. There is one big explosive car stunt. The kills are not that good. Nothing is scary. The Wisher isn't that scary. The acting skills are limited except for Balaban and Silver. The final resolution is nothing special and seems like the obvious thing to do right away. That's why there is no tension in the plot at all. The final option should have been the first option.


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