‘What You Wish For’ Exclusive Clip: Make A Good Meal Or You Die

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Over a decade after the release of his 2010 film The Perfect Host, writer and director Nicholas Tomnay is back with a new delicious thriller, What You Wish For (pun intended). Beautiful cinematography and lush sets give an illusion of luxury when sinister intentions boil just under the surface. Plus, it features a career-defining performance from Nick Stahl as a scummy chef just looking for a bit of cash.

Read the full synopsis below:

Ryan (Nick Stahl) is a talented, down-on-his-luck chef with crushing gambling problems. Circumstances being what they are, he leaves town in a hurry for the safe haven of an unnamed Latin American country where his friend Jack (Brian Groh), a more prestigious chef with his own unique troubles, welcomes him into his home. Ryan has no idea how Jack’s able to afford his extravagant lifestyle cooking for the elite in paradise; he doesn’t want to feel envious, yet he can’t help but want this life for himself as well. Soon, a grim twist of fate will give that to him. Ryan assumes his friend’s identity and soon discovers just what Jack’s been doing to maintain the lifestyle he so desperately craved.

In our exclusive clip from What You Wish For, Ryan learns just how dire his situation is.

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In her review of the film out of the 2024 Fantastic Fest, Dread Central’s Mary Beth McAndrews wrote,

While certain beats of What You Wish For may feel familiar, Tomnay is never afraid to go even darker to the point of the absurd, which sets this apart from recent culinary horror films like The Menu and Fresh. It’s simply delicious.

Nick Stahl, Tamsin Topolski, Randy Vasquez, Penelope Mitchell, Juan Carlos Messier, and Brian Groh star in the film.

What You Wish For is out now on digital and VOD.

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