Bruce McDonald's last feature was the tightly scripted atmospheric Pontypool so I had high hopes for . Sadly I was disappointed after promising start the film soon slides in the abyss. Actors have rambling story that appears to be more generic check list : Strange accelerated pregancy , creepy demon kids, house siege, dream like sequences, chase ... all checked. Although some of the scenes look great, the story itself is seems make little sense with no back grounds or explanation for follows. This was 2nd day opening for me at Frightfest.
Cherry Tree 0.5/5
I struggle to understood why this was chosen to open the FrightFest 2015 apart from some kind of package deal with distributors.
At best falls in the early Sunday morning Discovery screen bracket. Although the basic idea is solid enough , the script nor visualization does it any justice.
When the lead character’s father is diagnosed with terminal cancer , she enters into bargain with a local witch who also happens to be her teacher . This was the 1st of a couple of the phantom /demon pregnancy films shown over the weekend.
This 'what is says the tin ' flick definitely benefits from been seen in full festival screening. So what get is babes , boobs, bikinis and undead beavers ; what is not to love here. As long as you don't think too much about the details a lot can be had from this silly comic horror film