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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.... See full summary »

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Mary
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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
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Jimmy Winters (as Rob Van Meenan)
Melissa Repka ...
Mandy Newbel
Jody Peters ...
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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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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Far above-average slasher effort
3 December 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

After watching a cursed horror movie, a teenager begins to think that the killer from the film is stalking her and making her wishes come true, forcing her and her friends to find a way of stopping the maniac before it kills them all.

This turned out to be a somewhat entertaining and enjoyable slasher that's got some good stuff working for it. Most of this in the sense of being completely unsure where it'll go. From the fact that there's a degree of uncertainty about the events going on, from the fact that rather than just out-right kill the victims this one tends to just warp a saying from the heroine, which makes for some pretty good times once the revelation is made, as well as generate some fun in the stalking before it comes when the pattern is just starting out. As well, there's a lot of decent stalking to be found within, and the finale in the house is superb which features a lot of great, chilling moments hammered home by the killer's creepy-looking mask and a fair amount of gore in the kills. As is usually the case, the film it's based upon is pretty interesting and enjoyable, and only a rather lame subplot about her dreams and a weak ending lower this one slightly. Still, it's a pretty good slasher effort overall.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and Nudity.


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