In the low budget movie The Wretched following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben’s suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch’s reign of terror.
Originally scheduled for a Video On Demand and theatrical release day-and-date launch on May 1, 2020, due to all movie theaters in the world being closed because of Wuhan Coronavirus, the film opened both On Demand and at a number of Drive-In theaters and remained the #1 movie at the box office for the month of May 2020.