Pro tip: Don’t piss off Lin Shaye. At least that’s what I’m taking away from our exclusive new clip from the horror thriller The Final Wish. A “new tale of death” from the creator of Final Destination, The Final Wish stars Michael Welch as a young man who returns to his hometown after the death of his father, where he has to face his devastated mother (Shaye) and the demons from his past. Things take a turn from the tragic to the terrifying when Aaron discovers a mysterious artifact in his father’s belongings and sets a chain for events in motion with gruesome consequences.
From the looks of it, The Final Wish taps into the vein of classic “be careful what you wish for” horror with that Final Destination flourish of inescapable fate. And it gives Insidious star Lin Shaye a whole lot of opportunity to swing for the fences in her performance — always a welcome quality in any film.
Jeffrey Reddick, Jonathan Doyle, and William Halfon, The Final Wish also stars Tony Todd, Melissa Bolona, Johnathan Daniel Brown, Jean Elie and Spencer Locke. Cinedigm will release the film in select theaters on January 24, 2019. Get a peek in our clip below, and for a much less angry chat with Shaye, be sure to check out our extended The Witching Hour interview.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Final Wish:
“From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new tale of death. Following the passing of his father, Aaron Hammond (MICHAEL WELCH) returns to his hometown to help his devastated mother (LIN SHAYE) and to confront his past demons. Sifting through his father’s belongings, Aaron comes upon a mysterious item that is far more than it seems.”