Something Wicked (film)

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Something Wicked
Something Wicked.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Darin Scott
Produced by Joe Colleran
Screenplay by Joe Colleran
Story by Joseph Mungra
Starring Shantel VanSanten
John Robinson
Julian Morris
Brittany Murphy
Music by Kyle Newmaster
Cinematography Thomas L. Callaway
Edited by Michael Chariker
Chambers Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Sony Pictures
Release date
  • April 4, 2014 (2014-04-04) (Eugene, OR)
  • September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12) (wide)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million[citation needed]

Something Wicked is a 2014 independent psychological horror film directed by Darin Scott and starring Shantel VanSanten, John Robinson, Brittany Murphy, and Julian Morris. The film follows a young woman who is tormented after a tragic accident which led to the death of her parents. The film marks the final film appearance of Murphy, who died of pneumonia and anemia in December 2009. Filming took place between April and June 2009 in Eugene, Oregon.[1]


Christine, a virgin bride-to-be (VanSanten) and her fiancé, James (Robinson) have a promising future ahead of them. Christine has just been accepted to Oregon University and is excited both about the prospect of her education, but also the chance to start a family of own. However, an unexpected and gruesome car crash leaves both of her parents dead and Christine is wrought with grief. As her wedding day approaches, the terror only gets worse as she tries to convince others that she is being stalked. Her psychiatrist, Susan (Murphy), feels that Christine is displaying signs of PTSD as dark secrets from the past slowly emerge. [2]



The film had its world premiere in Eugene, Oregon, where it was also filmed, on April 4, 2014. It added a few more cities such as Portland and Seattle the following week. It was released in Southern California and Nevada on September 12, 2014.[3]


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