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WISH UPON

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WISH UPON

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 90m 14s

Release date 01/12/2017

BBFCInsight strong threat, bloody images, suicide references

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) John R. Leonetti

Cast includes Sherilyn Fenn, Elisabeth Röhm, Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Shannon Purser, Ki Hong Lee

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/11/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WISH UPON is a US horror in which a teenage girl finds a mysterious box that makes her wishes come true but at a terrible price to those she loves.

Threat

Strong threat includes extended tense scenes in which several people face dangerous situations with malfunctioning garbage disposal units, broken down cars or falling lifts.

Injury detail

Bloody images include a woman with blackened, rotten and blistered skin, a man cracking his head on a bath tub and smearing blood over the ceramic, blood spraying up into a woman's face from an off screen injury, and a woman with a glass shard sticking out of her stomach.

Suicide

A man holds a knife to his wrist as he threatens to kill himself and there is a later image of a line of blood on his skin before he is taken away to hospital. A woman hangs herself, with repeated images of the act shown in various flashbacks.

Other issues include infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language such as 'bitch', 'crap', 'asshole' and 'Jesus'.

There are also sex references as a girl calls another 'smegma' and explains it is something excreted by male and female genitalia.

Drug references include a comment about a woman overdosing on opium.

Details

Title
WISH UPON
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Vertigo Releasing Ltd
Classified date(s)
21/11/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 14s
BBFC reference
AVF352878
Remarks
16:9

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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