Director David Keating | 2015 | 90 minutes | Horror | English
Official Selection/Prize Winner – Fantasia Film Festival 2015
A young woman makes a fateful pact with a witches’ coven that can save her dying father’s life.
Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes the village’s newest inhabitant, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches’ coven that uses the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life to the dead and dying.
Offering to cure her father in exchange for a child, Sissy strikes a bargain with Faith, who suddenly finds herself pregnant with a baby that’s growing at an alarming rate. But with the clock to the child’s birth ticking down and the true intention of Sissy’s plans for humanity becoming more apparent, Faith and her father must stand together in order to save both their lives.
Cherry Tree is the sexy, gory and haunting new film by David Keating, the critically acclaimed director of Wake Wood.
“FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF CREEPY GOODNESS.”
–AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
“A MACABRE BIT OF FUN.”
“FANS OF WICKER MAN AND LORD OF TEARS SHOULD TAKE NOTE.”
“CHERRY TREE IS A WINNER.”
–FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND
Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature films and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of most talented directors working today, such as Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS, and Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with such recent productions as CATFIGHT, WE ARE STILL HERE, DEATHGASM , APPLESAUCE and CHERRY TREE.
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