Joey King

Horror-lite 'Wish Upon' delivers more yucks than scares

Horror-lite 'Wish Upon' delivers more yucks than scares

What to make of the curious, ridiculous horror-lite “Wish Upon”? This is a spooky teen story that's not particularly heavy on the scares and over-delivers on the unintentional giggles, almost ensuring it a spot as a cult movie, like the hilariously misguided “The Room,” though “Wish Upon” sports a far bigger budget and higher-profile names among the cast and crew.

Written by Barbara Marshall and directed by “Annabelle” helmer John R. Leonetti, “Wish Upon” plays on the haunted object premise, with a mysterious Chinese wish box wreaking havoc on the life of Clare (Joey King), who can't stop making wishes, even as her loved ones drop dead around her.

Young Clare has had a hard...

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