Move Review: Wish Upon


Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the horror movie Wish Upon.

The film stars Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Sydney Park and Shannon Purser.

Clare (King) was a young girl when she witnessed her mother commit suicide. Clare has never been able to get over that experience. To this day she still has nightmares about it.

Clare lives in her childhood home with her father Jonathan (Phillippe). Her father once dreamed of being a muscian. Now he is a professional “dumpster diver,” constantly going through dumpsters and bringing home junk. He has even gone so far as to frequent dumpsters near Clare’s school, much to her embarrsement.

Clare is not very popular at school. She has two best friends, but aside from that she tends to get bullied by the popular kids.

One day Jonathan brings home a strange music box that he found in the garbage. He gifted it to Clare because it has Chinese writing on it and Clare is studying the Chinese language at school. He figured she would like the unusual gift.

After one particular difficult day at school, Clare rests her hands on the music box and wishes harm to the popular girl at school who always picks on her.

To Clare’s surprise the next day she finds out that the girl she wished about had been infected with a terrible, flesh eating disease.

Sadly, after her wish came true, Clare’s beloved dog is found dead.

Soon Clare’s wishes seem to be coming true. At the same time her loved ones keep dying in horrible accidents.

Is there a connection? Could Clare’s wishes be causing her loved ones to die?

To find out you need to pick up (or download) Wish Upon. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

Below is the film’s trailer for you enjoyment.


As far as being scary is concerned, this movie wasn’t scary at all (not in my opinion). It did have a few moments that made you jump a wee bit, but that is about it.

The movie wasn’t terrible. As a die hard horror movie fan it takes A LOT to impress me. It’s been a long time since I reviewed a legitimately scary horror movie (Train to Busan). I didn’t think I’d like that movie and I ended up loving it. For that reason I always go into a movie review with an open mind.

Wish Upon is entertaining enough. If I happened across it on a premium channel (HBO, Starz…) I would probably stop and watch it again.

There is nothing really scary about this film. There is gore, but thankfully it’s not outlandishly gory. Some of the characters do die gruesome deaths, but it’s nothing that is unbearable to watch.

The story was a bit predictable at times. I even guessed the ending of the film before it even happened (I was partially correct – the manner in which it happened I was wrong about).

For me, the three best characters in the movie were Clare’s best friends (June and Meredith) and her friend Ryan. Sadly the character of Clare didn’t come across as very likable. I couldn’t connect to her for some reason. That’s sad because I really enjoyed Joey King in White House Down. 

Die hard horror movie fans might want to pass on this title. Others might find this entertaining enough to watch.

There are some bonus features for this title as well. I liked the feature on what the cast of the film would wish for if they could have a wish come true. Of all the features that is the one that stood out the most to me.

Did you see this film? If so, what did you think about it? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.


*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Terra Heck says:

    Like you, I am a die hard horror movie fan. I’ve been trying to find one that really impresses me but haven’t had much luck lately. Although I know this movie isn’t the best, I think I’d still watch it. Sounds like an entertaining film. I’ll have to check it out on DVD.