Jason Coffman reviews “Wish Upon” for Daily Grindhouse


The summer box office is always crowded with big studio tentpoles, blockbusters designed to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, so it’s rare to see a studio taking a chance on something very different. It’s tough not to admire distributor Broadgreen’s ambition for releasing WISH UPON, a small teen horror movie, one week after the opening of SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING and the same day WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is released. Maybe their counterprogramming will work and they’ll have a surprise hit—and, in that case, probably also a new franchise—on their hands. And while WISH UPON is hardly an instant classic, or even a “good” movie exactly, that wouldn’t necessarily be the worst thing that could happen in a post-FINAL DESTINATION horror scene.


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