Sunday, November 1, 2015
The Cherry Tree (2015) Scary Movies 2015
Just okay horror film plays out like a vast number of similar horror films producing no real scares and only a few cool moments. This is the sort of a film that kind of just is. Yea its not bad enough to turn off, but its not really good enough to ever watch a second time. To be certain the film does have some great looking makeup effects and killer pre-end credits sign off but not much else. The cast is uneven and many of the scenes are so brightly lit that no mood is generated.
My real question with this film is how the hell did this end up at Scary Movies. Good bad or indifferent the films usually have something some spark of specialness that makes me realize why the film is being shown. For me this film is so run of the mill that I can't see why Gavin Smith or Rufus de Rham would have picked it. Of course Laura Kern the other programmer may have picked it, but I can't in good conscious really think that anyone who loves horror would have picked this unless they had nothing else, or they love the final bit so much they are showing it for that. Truthfully that I could believe.
Do I recommend the film? Hard question. I would say if you're also seeing the film that follows this at Scary Movies WHAT WE BECOME yes, go for it. If you're not seeing it I'd wait until this film shows up streaming where you don't have to plunk down dollars to see it
THE CHERRY TREE plays November 4th at Lincoln Center's Scary Movies. For tickets and more information go here.