WIRED SHUT (2021) Preview of pain-filled thriller
‘Nowhere to run. No way to scream.’
Wired Shut is a 2021 Canadian thriller about a downbeat famous novelist who is unable to talk as recovering from reconstructive jaw surgery. Ensconced in his remote mountain home he is exposed to a life-threatening secret when he receives an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter.
Directed by Alexander Sharp – making his feature debut – from a screenplay written by Peter Malone Elliott, based on Elliott and Sharp’s storyline.
The Sharp Art Pictures-Wired Shut Production movie stars Natalie Sharp (The Babysitter 2020; The Flash; Van Helsing; Supernatural series), Blake Stadel (The Babysitter 2020; Riverdale; Supernatural series; Rise of the Damned) and Behtash Fazlali (Funhouse; iZombie series; The Evil in Us).
Famed author Reed Rodney (Blake Stadel) seems to have it all – international acclaim for his writing, a sweeping secluded mansion and money beyond his wildest dreams – but life isn’t always what it seems on the surface. Behind the glossy exterior lies the shell of a man, an alcoholic haunted by his past transgressions that destroyed his family.
When a horrific car crash leaves him in a bad way, he faces reconstructive surgery and his jaw is wired shut, leaving him unable to speak. Forced to recover at home alone, the isolation threatens to overwhelm him… then his estranged daughter Emmy (Natalie Sharp), turns up. Is she there to reconnect after all these years or does she have an ulterior motive?
When a dangerous secret emerges and a menacing intruder (Behtash Fazlali) shows up, Reed and Emmy must band together to try and survive the night…
In the UK, Wired Shut is released by 101 Films on DVD and Digital on 30 August 2021.
Cast and characters:
Natalie Sharp … Emmy
Blake Stadel … Reed Rodney
Behtash Fazlali … Preston
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada