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The Wisher (2002)

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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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Gavin Wilding

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Ellen Cook (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Silver ... Campbell
Liane Balaban ... Mary
Drew Lachey ... Brad
Siri Baruc ... Debbie
Billy Morton Billy Morton ... Earl
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Kelly Ryan
Iain MacLean Iain MacLean ... Jake Ryan
Ariel Bastian Ariel Bastian ... Beth Ryan
Jared Van Snellenberg Jared Van Snellenberg ... Shane Underwood
Andrea Runge ... Kara Genero
Rob van Meenen Rob van Meenen ... Jimmy Winters (as Rob Van Meenan)
Melissa Repka Melissa Repka ... Mandy Newbel
Jody Peters ... Driver
Levi James Levi James ... Ethan
Camille Devine 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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Horror | Thriller

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

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Spliced See more »

Filming Locations:

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,369
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Trivia

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 Christina's House (2000) See more »

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Not Bad, But Nothing New
22 October 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

I have been trying to avoid films made in the last ten years, but I could not resist seeing Ron Silver, one the screen's greatest natural villains. I swear he does not even try -- he just shows up and evil fumes from his body. Maybe that was not such a good move on my part, though, as this seems to be just another average low budget horror film.

There are some decent scares and some characters who are mildly interesting, but horror fans are not likely to find something in "The Wisher" they have not already seen elsewhere.


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