The Wisher (2001) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

(The Wisher is also known as Spliced in video releases.)

It's a teen slasher film.

A young girl is inordinately affected by horror films, which cause her nightmares and sleepwalking episodes. Her dad forbids her to see any more horror films, but she disobeys him and goes to see The Wisher, a popular film about a strange creature that grants wishes in twisted form, like The Monkey's Paw or The Wishmaster. For example, if you wish to have the biggest house in town, the Wisher creates a tornado which blows away every other house.

You know, the usual bullshit.


Melissa Repka is topless and in a thong as "the snooty popular girl who inevitably gets slashed by the slasher dude after a lingering shower room scene". She looks great!

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Incensed at her lie, the girl's father is killed on her way to the theater to get her. As if this didn't make her feel bad enough, she remembers that she also said "I wish he would just go away". She begins to wonder if The Wisher is real. 

She starts to see The Wisher. Is it her imagination? Is it another student goofing on her? Or is The Wisher the real deal? Whichever one it is, people start dying, and wishes seem to come true in a twisted way.

There is the complete cast of clichéd characters, as outlined in Not Another Teen Movie. Round up the usual suspects and have them do and say all the usual stuff.

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C-. Despite what I wrote above, it isn't that bad, actually. If you're into the whole teen slasher thing, this one is competent, if totally unoriginal.

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