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Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.


John R. Leonetti
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey King ... Clare Shannon
Ryan Phillippe ... Jonathan Shannon
Ki Hong Lee ... Ryan Hui
Mitchell Slaggert ... Paul Middlebrook
Shannon Purser ... June Acosta
Sydney Park ... Meredith McNeil
Elisabeth Röhm ... Johanna Shannon (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Josephine Langford ... Darcie Chapman
Alexander Nunez ... Tyler Manguso
Daniela Barbosa ... Lola Sanchez
Kevin Hanchard ... Carl Morris
Sherilyn Fenn ... Mrs. Deluca
Raegan Revord ... Young Clare
Alice Lee ... Gina
Victor Sutton Victor Sutton ... Uncle August


A teen girl discovers a magical box that will grant her seven wishes. As she uses her wishes for personal gain, bad things begin to happen to those around her. She discovers an evil entity lives inside the box and may be behind the gruesome deaths. Written by kyleallencole9

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Be careful what you wish for

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 deseos See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,467,084, 16 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,301,505, 12 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,053,908, 20 August 2017
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Did You Know?


The film is loosely based on W.W. Jacobs' short story The Monkey's Paw. See more »


When Clare chases the intruder the second time, the father comes out with the beard that he had shaved off before this scene. The next time we see him, the beard is gone again. See more »


Ryan Hui: Hold up, you dig on multiverses?
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Crazy Credits

"Thanks to Kim for always watching over us." See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) See more »


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Published by Brought to You by Heavy Duty (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Sony/ATV Ballad (BMI)
Performed by Grace Mitchell
Courtesy of Republic Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's a horror movie that most B-horror fans can enjoy.
20 July 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'WISH UPON': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

The new supernatural horror flick about a girl that gets a strange music box from her father, that she realizes will grant her seven wishes. She also later learns though, that there's a very violent and horrific price for every wish. The film was directed by John R. Leonetti (who's also helmed other horror flicks like 'ANNABELLE' and 'THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 2'), and it was written by Barbara Marshall (who also wrote the horror flick 'VIRAL', from last year). The movie stars Joey King, Ryan Phillipe, Elisabeth Rohm, Ki Hong Lee, Sydney Park, Shannon Purser, Mitchell Slaggert and Sherilyn Fenn. The screenplay was voted to the 2015 Black List, and the film was made on a budget of just $12 million. It's received mostly mediocre reviews from critics, and viewers, but I enjoyed it.

Clare Shannon (King) is a high school student that's constantly picked on by the popular girls at school, and she's also severely embarrassed by her 'dumpster diving' father (Phillipe). Her mother (Rohm) committed suicide too, when Clare was young, and Clare is still traumatized by it. Then one day her dad brings her home a mysterious music box, that he found in a dumpster, which says it will grant her seven wishes. Clare decides to entertain the fantastical idea, and then she's amazed when her wishes start coming true. Then Clare becomes haunted by the box though, when people start dying (seemingly) as a result of her making wishes.

I enjoy horror movies, especially really good quality thrillers, but even B-horror flicks too. This is definitely a B-horror movie, but for me it was a lot of fun. I could really relate to Clare, and the concept of the movie is really interesting to me as well. I'd even go see a sequel (which the film is definitely set up for). The death scenes also reminded me a lot of the 'FINAL DESTINATION' franchise, which I also liked (at least at first). I think this is a horror movie that most B-horror fans can enjoy (like I definitely did).

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