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Cherry Tree

  • 2015
  • Ireland
  • Directed by: David Keating
  • Cast: Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Anna Walton

Troubled teen Faith (Battrick) has a terminally ill father (Hazeldine), but then slinky mega-witch Sissy (Walton) offers to cure him if Faith will bear a child for her. A potentially interesting idea is fumbled in the writing and directing, with reams of nonsensical exposition and campy melodrama. Only Battrick and Hazeldine walk away with any honour.

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Cherry Tree

28 Aug 20152 stars

FrightFest 2015: Farcical and derivative occult horror from David Keating

The occult has long been a source of fascination to big screen storytellers, inspiring films as diverse as Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, Rosemary’s Baby, The Wicker Man, and The Craft. Done well, these stories can draw on ancient fears while…

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