Way of the Wicked tries to be a combo of The Omen and Twilight and fails at both angles with hackneyed acting and a story that stumbles around until the predictable and painful end. The Blu-ray at least has good audio and video transfers but unfortunately doesn’t include any features.
Way of the Wicked
Genre(s): Horror, Supernatural
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 97 min. – $29.97 | May 20, 2014
After a series of inexplicable murders sweeps a small, isolated community, Father Henry (CHRISTIAN SLATER) goes to a local police detective (VINNIE JONES) with a theory on why the murders are occurring. The two learn that a troubled teen (JAKE CROKER) with a dark past has recently moved to town and has set his sights on the cop’s beautiful young daughter (EMILY TENNANT), though the teen and girl once knew one another after a mysterious murder 5 years earlier. Father Henry, who turns out to have secrets of his own, finds himself pitted against a demonic force more diabolically evil and twisted than any of them could have imagined.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
No features have been included.
VIDEO – 4.0/5
Released by RLJ/Image, Way of the Wicked looks good in 1080p high-definition (AVC codec) and although probably shot digitally, it doesn’t have the glossy look that tends to permeate other films. Detail levels are fine with some sharpness to them and colors tend to veer into the darker elements but daytime scenes are nice and bright while the night ones don’t show off any major instances of artifacting, pixilation or compression issues.
AUDIO – 3.25/5
The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track meanwhile isn’t anything particularly special but gets the job done well enough featuring clear dialogue levels coming through the center channel while ambient noises and off-screen scenes make use of the front and rear speakers but it’s all relatively low key and doesn’t offer much depth.
OVERALL – 2.0/5
Overall, Way of the Wicked tries to be a combo of The Omen and Twilight and fails at both angles with hackneyed acting and a story that stumbles around until the predictable and painful end. The Blu-ray at least has good audio and video transfers but unfortunately doesn’t include any features.
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