The Wicked One – USA, 2017 – reviews

‘Evil exists’

The Wicked One is a 2017 American horror film produced and directed by Tory Jones (Angel; Scream for Summer) from a screenplay co-written with Cheyenne Gordon. The Jonestown Films/Studio 605 production stars Katie Stewart, Dale Miller and Jack Norman.


A group of traveling friends who are hoping for a fun filled weekend getaway, find themselves in the cross hairs of one of the most dangerous and prolific serial killers in history…


The film is available on DVD from Petri Entertainment’s Dark Cuts label and VOD.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Jones also respects the many traditions, especially in terms of characterization and their often inexplicable actions, inherent in this brand of cinema. This is even if Jones and Cheyenne Gordon’s screenplay invests a bit too much time in the protagonist’s personal dramas.” A Word of Dreams

“The biggest gripe I had with the film was the off-camera kills. I know this is due to lack of budget for practical effects but it’s something that I totally dislike, especially in slasher films. These types of films give us characters to hate (at least in my opinion) and you are basically waiting for them to get picked off.” Nightmarish Conjurings

“While there was a lot to like, not everything works. There’s some inconsistency in tone, scenes that feel out of place, performances that don’t quite land, and overly derivative plot developments. The beginning is stronger than the end, and there are some problems with pacing.” Morbidly Beautiful

Main cast:

Katie Stewart, Dale Miller, Jack Norman, Sonya Delormier, Adam Atherton, Jessica Bloom, Cheyenne Gordon, Deb Perkins, Keith Eric Cox, Jack B. Harrison, James Tackett, Brandon Prewitt, Roman Jossart, Russell Parks, Nicholas Patten.


One Comment on “The Wicked One – USA, 2017 – reviews”

  1. First and foremost I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and I really want to question if the person I’m about to quote from the above posted review even viewed the same horror movie as I did(referring to the copy/pasted quote to follow)…

    “The biggest gripe I had with the film was the off-camera kills” quote of Nightmarish Conjurings in the above review.

    Really? What are they talking about because the movie I just finished watching had almost every kill ON-CAMERA.. All of our main cast that were killed, were killed on camera. So, that complaint isn’t even an accurate one. I do understand one of the other complaints that were made regarding the choice to include so much of the personal drama within the group of friends/family. While it did seem to be much more detailed than you’d typically see in a horror film, however, I didn’t find it to be boring.. and it did seem to actually flesh out our main characters, giving us more insight into each of their personalities, problems, etc..

    In all I really did enjoy this film and can even go as far as to say I will watch it again.. For me, that’s one of the ultimate compliments to a horror film in it holding up in repeated viewings. I look forward to seeing more from this group!

    *wanted to add that the quote that I’m disagreeing with is not made by you, Adrian, but rather the cited website that I refer to by name in my comment*

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