Sunday, 15 March 2015

DVD Review: Something Wicked


Something Wicked
Director: Darin Scott
Starring: Shantel Van Santen, John Robinson, Julian Morris, James Patrick Stuart and Britney Murphy
Studio: ARC Entertainment
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Retail: $15.98
ASIN: B00RDEITYU
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: R
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Arriving on DVD this week from ARC Entertainment is the long awaited release of Britney Murphy's (Clueless, 8 Mile) final movie, Something Wicked. Directed by Darin Scott, the film also stars Shantel Van Santen (Gang Related, Final Destination), John Robinson (Transformers, Lords of Dogtown), Julian Morris (The New Girl, Once Upon a Time) and James Patrick Stuart (Supernatural, Hot in Cleveland). There are no extras or special features on the DVD.

Filmed in 2009, Something Wicked centers on a young couple Christine (played by Shantel Van Santen) & her fiance James (played by John Robinson), whom are the only survivors of the car crash that killed her parents. Traumatized by the events, her sister, Susan (played by Britney Murphy) and her brother-in-law, Bill (played by James Patrick Stuart), try to help her pick up the pieces, but it isn't easy when somebody starts stalking Christine.

Everybody in Christine's life becomes a prime suspect, but as the bodies start piling up, she must dig deep into her past to unveil a deep forgotten secret.


Something Wicked is one of those movies that got shelved for several years until a distributor picked up it up. Normally, this would mean the film is just plain horrible, but that isn't the case for this movie. The plot has a Hitchcock-atmosphere, but only with a supernatural twist. While the film is billed as Britney Murphy's final movie, in reality the last role that she played was in Abandoned. Nevertheless, this is still her final film appearance to be released, where she only has a supporting-role. Shantel Van Santen takes center stage as the main characters and she gives a decent performance. Overall, Something Wicked in an intriguing psychology thriller. Yes, it has plenty of flaws, but it's worth taking a look.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


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