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‘Hell hath no fury like a 16-year-old-scorned.’
The Wrath of Becky is a 2023 American action horror film about a teenage girl fighting the leader of a fascist group; it is a sequel to Becky (2020). Formerly titled Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky

Directed by Matt Angel from a screenplay co-written with Suzanne Coote (Hypnotic; The Open House).

The movie stars Lulu Wilson (The Clinic; Annabelle: Creation; Ouija: Origin of Evil; Deliver Us from Evil) and Seann William Scott (Bloodline; Final Destination).

Plot synopsis:
Becky has been living off the grid for two years. She then finds herself going toe to toe against Darryl (Seann William Scott), the leader of a fascist organization, on the eve of an organised attack.”

In a press statement, Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman said: “We’re thrilled to bring back our favourite young heroine in Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky,” said, “Brought to life by the fantastic Lulu Wilson, audiences will continue to root for Becky as she fights back against new evil forces.”

“Audiences have been asking for a Becky sequel since the film’s 2020 premiere and we’re proud to work with Quiver again to extend the franchise,” added co-producer Russ Posternak.  “Our goal was to up the ante from Becky 1 in every way imaginable and with Matt and Suz’s wild script and Seann William Scott’s turn as our terrifying villain opposite Lulu’s Becky, we know we’ll deliver…”

The film premiered at the SXSW festival in March 2023. In the US, Quiver Distribution will release The Wrath of Becky exclusively theatrically on May 26, 2023.


“Does that magic key from the first film get explained? Kind of. Are the bad guys so dumb that they explain their entire plans to her after tying her up? Of course. But is it also incredibly cathartic to have a female heroine chop an ultra-MAGA guy to bits after he tells her his son’s name is Adolf? Most definitely.” B&S About Movies

” …it succeeds at earning your cheers at the precise moments and putting you on edge during suspenseful standoffs. Angel and Coote’s playful tonal shift becomes instrumental in the sequel’s success as an entertaining action-horror-comedy romp, and Wilson is more than game in taking Becky less seriously. It makes for an irreverently delightful time…” 3 out of 5, Bloody Disgusting

“Carnage eventually arrives in The Wrath of Becky, and while CGI isn’t great, there’s a primal joy in watching the teenager turn radicalized idiots into hamburger, and Wilson is wonderfully agitated as the adolescent crusader, keeping the adventure as compelling as it can be. Less interesting are moments with the villains, which takes up a sizable amount of the run time, and there’s some disappointment in the comedic tone…” 6 out of 10,

“The cheeky film has the same fiery revenge tone as the original, even with new directors and writers. Violence is made into fun and is playfully glorified. It can be enjoyed by those who don’t take it seriously, and it would probably play well as a midnight film.” Grade: B- Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

“There are plenty of setups and showdowns in The Wrath of Becky that wind up being more satisfying because of Becky’s infectious glee during her survivalist killing spree. At first, the deaths themselves reflect Becky’s ingenuity; then they start to feel like an afterthought. That shouldn’t be a mark against The Wrath of Becky, necessarily, because the sequel establishes Becky as a formidable opponent up against inferior crooks.” Dread Central

” …plays it a bit more tongue and cheek and amps up the violence and gore. The film asks us to believe that Becky is now 16 […] Regardless, I loved the ride. The film ends taking the story in a new direction and there could easily be another film in the series.” Fears Magazine


” …Wilson is outstanding as the inventive, sassy Becky. Wilson makes for a fun-to-watch action-horror hero, and though it may take a bit more of willing suspension of disbelief than usual to think that a teen girl can outsmart as many foes as she does, viewers who give in to her winning performance should have a great time with The Wrath of Becky.” Horror Fuel

” …it’s all more of the same and as much as we root for Becky — and boy, do we, these Noblemen are beyond trash — the film lacks energy and carries a rote sense of “sequel!” that’s impossible to shake. (Kill them, Becky, yeah, girl, do it up, get that bear trap set, woo!) It’s numbing, and all the worse when we consider, again, how excellent Wilson is in the role… Grade: C+ IndieWire

“It is hard to say which is more cartoonish, the film’s over-the-top graphic violence or its crudely simplistic politics […] Angel and Coote freely indulge in very broad strokes to promote an “us vs. them” perspective of contemporary America. As a result, the film will likely just reinforce the polarization of the extremes.” J.B. Spins

“Yes, it has a kind of pleasant 9 to 5/Kill Bill vibe. But that’s also kind of the problem […] I think that more films with insurrectionists and fascists getting theirs are never a bad thing. It’s just that the film has a lapse of logic at a critical moment, recycles some gags from other films, and kills off a person of color early in the film.” Nightmarish Conjurings

“Angel & Coote know how to pace and deliver this kind of gut punch of a movie. I was hoping the film might expand a little bit in the final act—it’s a single setting piece—but it’s never boring. It gets in, gets the job done, and gets out. And it helps that Wilson has improved as an actress.”

“For much of the film, Becky has the upper hand. If anything, she is the predatory monster and the thugs are merely target practice. It’s fun, and bloody, but there isn’t a whole lot of terror, unless you happen to empathize with the villains, because Becky is one to strike the fear of the almighty on right-wing wackos. You go get ’em, Becky.” 3 out of 5, The Scariest Things

“Outrageously over the top, The Wrath of Becky goes against the grain when it comes to sequels – particularly when they don’t contain input from the core behind-the-scenes crew – in that it’s even more fun than the original.” 5 out of 5, Starburst

The Wrath of Becky is a crowd-pleaser, full of OTT rough charm and gratuitous just desserts; it’s hard not to love its boundless energy. And yeah, there is a bit of retro tied-to-chair action going on, but it works in its place. Everything here works just fine, and it’d be great to see Becky again sometime.” Warped Perspective

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