Wish Upon trailer for Annabelle director’s new horror

Joey King pays the price for wishing in the new Wish Upon trailer

A new trailer has arrived for Annabelle director John R Leonetti’s upcoming horror Wish Upon, in which Joey King (Fargo, The Conjuring) makes some wishes with serious consequences…

The film also stars Sherilyn Fenn, Ryan Phillipe, Elizabeth Rohm, Ki Hong Lee and Shannon Purser, and was written by Barbara Marshall (Viral).

“Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.”

Leonetti has certainly been busy since directing Annabelle to a very healthy box-office performance. In addition to this, he’s got Manson Family thriller Wolves At The Door currently playing in UK cinemas. This looks like it could be a fun teen horror, but we’ll wait and see…

Wish Upon is released on 14 July in the US. No UK release date has been announced. Keep up with the latest horror news with the new issue of SciFiNow.