THE WRATH OF BECKY is the sequel to the awesome BECKY movie from 2020. Becky is both older, wiser, and angrier. She’s exactly the hero we need in the world today. Read our full The Wrath of Becky movie review here!
THE WRATH OF BECKY is a new movie starring Lulu Wilson in the title role. It’s a sequel to the 2020 movie Becky, and just like Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Annabelle: Creation), the title character is older and wiser now. Also, she’s a whole lot angrier – hence the title.
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Her anger is easy to understand and with what she experiences in this sequel, it gets even easier. Also, I am desperately hoping for a third movie. Fortunately, it’s both very possible and directly teased at the end of this second Becky movie. During a great little scene with Kate Siegel.
Continue reading our The Wrath of Becky movie review below. Find it in US theaters on May 26, 2023.
Lulu Wilson growing up with Becky
I love seeing Lulu Wilson continue being an absolute boss as Becky. Sure, she was quite the brat in the first movie, but she had also just lost her mom, so much of her behavior can be understood and excused. Also, she kicked some fascist butt, so I’m a fan!
In The Wrath of Becky, our title character is trying to move on with her life. However, she is always on alert and in constant training. “Training for what?!” you might ask. And the answer is that Becky doesn’t know. But you can be damn sure, she’ll be ready!
Seeing Becky head into her late teens and working everyone around her is awesome.
Also, her beloved dog, Diego, becomes a key part of the story as the fascist group known as “Noble Men” takes him. Diego is a real beast of a dog in size, but also a total sweetheart and devoted to Becky.
You can check out the Instagram page of Pac Williams, the dog playing Diego in the movie here.
*minor spoiler ahead about the dog*
While we don’t do spoilers here at Heaven of Horror, there is one major exception; As I want to know the fate of animals in movies, I make a point of giving away just that one spoiler. So I will reveal that yes, the dog lives. It’s not all fun and scratches along the way, but Diego is okay in the end.
The cast of this feisty sequel
With Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House) still in the all-important title role as Becky, we have the one character from the first movie that also appears in the sequel. Of course, with the many deadly events of the 2020 original, not many others survived.
In The Wrath of Becky, we’re introduced to more conspiratory fascism and Becky continues to put them in their place. Or, you know, she kicks ass and blows them up. Well, in a sense, because she’s actually smart about it.
Another key role is portrayed by Seann William Scott, who delivers a performance that has the same cold and direct approach as in Bloodline. And yes, I do mean this as a huge compliment. Also, you’ll see Denise Burse (Black Mirror episode “San Junipero”) as someone Becky trusts in her new life.
Another key character in The Wrath of Becky is portrayed by Jill Larson. Or, as I can’t help but giddily blurt out whenever I see her, “Deborah Logan!”. She played the title role in the brilliant horror movie The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) by Adam Robitel.
In this new movie, she plays a very different kind of character. A memorable one again!
Watch The Wrath of Becky in theaters!
The directors of The Wrath of Becky are Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, who previously co-directed the Netflix movies The Open House (2018) and Hypnotic (2020). The latter also co-starred Kate Siegel and has a somewhat similar concept to the new Ben Affleck movie Hypnotic (2023).
Matt Angel Suzanne Coote also co-wrote the screenplay for The Wrath of Becky. Obviously with “based on characters created by” credit to the Becky screenplay writers Nick Morris, Lane Skye, and Ruckus Skye.
That final scene reuniting The Haunting of Hill House cast members Lulu Wilson and Kate Siegel was perfect. Please let them both be in Becky 3. They would obviously be the most amazing team!
The Wrath of Becky is out exclusively in theaters from May 26, 2023.
Directors: Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote
Script: Matt Angel
Cast: Lulu Wilson, Seann William Scott, Denise Burse, Jill Larson, Courtney Gains, Michael Sirow, Aaron Dalla Villa, Matt Angel, Kate Siegel
Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman – a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones.
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