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Shudder’s October Titles to Include 1980s Anthology Series Tales From The Darkside

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Shudder will take viewers to the place that's "not as brightly lit" this Halloween season, as the 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside will be available to watch in its entirety on the horror streaming service beginning October 1st:

Press Release: New York, New York – September 26, 2016 – The AMC-backed streaming service, Shudder, is The entertainment destination for everything you need to watch this Halloween season. Whether you’re a hardcore horror fan or simply looking for the scariest films to celebrate this time of year, Shudder has something for everyone in its sweeping library, carefully curated by some of the top horror experts in the world.

As Halloween approaches, Shudder is expanding its database with a variety of new titles including cult favorites, blockbuster hits, and classic thrillers. Additionally, for the first time ever, Shudder will be offering horror TV series to complement its expansive film library.

Premiering October 20th
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‘Cherry Tree’ DVD Review

Stars: Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson, Minnie Phipps | Written by Brendan McCarthy | Directed by David Keating

Faith’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, 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 using the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life. And soon Sissy has enticed Faith into making a fateful bargain that is about to change everything…

Cherry Tree feels very much like a jumble of ideas, as if someone sat down and thought about what they wanted to see in a horror film or what would make “interesting” visuals and then tried to string them together with the flimsiest of plots. And the visuals are definitely
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Cherry Tree Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD Release Date & Cover Art

Desperate to save her ailing father, a young woman turns to the world of witchcraft for help in David Keating’s Cherry Tree. If you haven’t yet seen the coven-centric horror film, Dark Sky Films has announced a spring release for Cherry Tree on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Currently available on VOD, Cherry Tree will also come out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on April 5th from Dark Sky Films:

Press Release: Evil takes root in the most unexpected place in Cherry Tree, an original and deeply disturbing film about a desperate young woman drawn into a world of horror from which there may be no escape. From the director of the acclaimed Wake Wood, the film comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 5, 2016.

Faith’s (Naomi Battrick, Crossing Lines, Stonemouth) world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying.
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Exclusive Clip: David Keating’s Sexy Witch Flick Cherry Tree

Exclusive clip from David Keating’s Cherry Tree. Opening today in select theaters and VOD is director David Keating’s bloody, weird killer witch flick Cherry Tree, starring Soulmate’s Anna Walton. The movie channels the eerie folk horror vibe of Keating’s previous picture, the atmospheric, disturbing and similarily-focused-on-necromancy film Wakewood, but amps up the action, sex and…

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Cherry Tree Review

Witchcraft captures an obscure subgenre of horror that’s rarely represented through similar methods (look at such varying titles as All Cheerleaders Die/The Witch/Lords Of Salem). Halloween imagery always includes green-faced, cackling witches, broomsticks and all, but films tend to focus more on their cultish behavior.

Ireland’s latest genre effort, Cherry Tree, is another such film about dark magic and satanic worship, yet even with Clive-Barker-inspired visuals, these deceiving looks are hollow to the core. It’s as terrifying as something like The Moth Diaries or Embrace Of The Vampire, which of course means there’s no terror at all – just centipedes, witches, and a fixation on cherries that’ll have your empty tummy rumbling in dissatisfaction.

Naomi Battrick stars as Faith, a misunderstood loner who struggles with her social status. Matters only worsen when she learns that her already ailing father, Sean (Sam Hazeldine), has received
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New poster for supernatural horror Cherry Tree

A new poster has arrived online for director David Keating’s (Wakewood) upcoming supernatural horror Cherry Tree; take a look here…

See Also: Read our FrightFest review of Cherry Tree

Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, 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
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Cherry Tree Release Details Revealed by Dark Sky Films

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Desperate to save her ailing dad, a young woman turns to the world of witchcraft for help in David Keating's Cherry Tree, a new horror film hitting theaters and VOD early next year from Dark Sky Films.

Cherry Tree hits theaters and arrives on VOD on January 8th from Dark Sky Films. In addition to a new Cherry Tree poster, we have the movie's official synopsis and teaser trailer (from its appearance at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival).

Synopsis: "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 her new hockey coach, Faith has no idea that Sissy is the head of a witches' coven that has resided in her home town of Orchard for centuries.
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Interview with Tales Of Halloween’s Axelle Carolyn

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To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.

First up is Axelle Carolyn, the writer and director of 2013’s Soulmate, who first spearheaded the anthology and whose creepy, atmospheric segment “Grimm Grinning Ghost” stars Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) as a young woman confronted by an urban legend in which she does not believe.

As one of the masterminds behind Tales of Halloween, can you give some background on how the project came together?

Axelle Carolyn: I’ve been friends with these guys for the best part of ten years, and had been thinking for a while that it'd be great to work on something together. There's an awesome horror community in L.A., and we all hang together to talk horror, watch horror, eat, breathe and live horror.
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Frightfest 2015: ‘Cherry Tree’ Review

Stars: Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson, Minnie Phipps | Written by Brendan McCarthy | Directed by David Keating

Faith’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, 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 using the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life. And soon Sissy has enticed Faith into making a fateful bargain that is about to change everything…

Cherry Tree feels very much like a jumble of ideas, as if someone sat down and thought about what they wanted to see in a horror film or what would make “interesting” visuals and then tried to string them together with the flimsiest of plots. And the visuals are definitely
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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Cherry Tree (2015)

Cherry Tree, 2015

Directed by David Keating

Starring Naomi Battrick, Patrick Gibson, Sam Hazeldine, Minnie Phipps, Elva Trill, Anna Walton

Synopsis:

Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, 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.

Getting a movie like Cherry Tree right is a very difficult task. Of course you want to take your movie seriously, but when you make a movie about witches and covens, you have to tread very carefully to remain on the right side of entertaining – otherwise you just end up looking a little bit silly. And in the case of Cherry Tree,
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Cherry Tree review [FrightFest 2015]: “A modern Grimm style story”

Cherry Tree review: Has the ingredients for a compelling tale, but is let down slightly by its execution. Cherry Tree review

Director: David Keating

Cast: Naomi Battrick, Anna Walton, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 85 minutes

Synopsis: Teenager Faith (Battrick) makes a deal with a local witch (Walton) in an attempt to save her dying father.

Witches on film is a tough thing to get right, and whilst there are a handful that nail it (read our best movie witches feature), most manage to be mediocre and more than a little lacklustre. Considering that witches have been around for centuries it’s sad that films that feature the ‘monster’ tend to be overly nice and focus way more on the Bewitched / Sabrina the Teenage Witch whimsical fun part of magic, rather than the dark occult origins of the historical records. Cherry Tree attempts to correct this by giving a dark and bloody representation.
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First teaser for supernatural horror Cherry Tree

The first teaser trailer has arrived online for director David Keating’s upcoming supernatural horror Cherry Tree which is set to open Film4 FrightFest later this month. Check it out below…

Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, 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
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If You Pick from the Cherry Tree You Beckon a Devil

A witchy trailer for Cherry Tree has debuted. This film had a recent showing at Fantasia and the film will show at Film4Frightfest, in London. Th film stars Anna Walton (Mutant Chronicles), Sam Hazeldine (The Monuments Men), Naomi Battrick and Patrick Gibson. And, the first clip is full of Pagan imagery and motifs; the teaser trailer beckons you below. The film focuses on a witches' coven. Faith (Battrick) is drawn to them, after the death of her father. However, the coven wants something from Faith, her baby! This baby, borne of fire, threatens humanity and Faith just wants to escape their devilish clutches. This film was shot in Ireland, by an Irish director, David Keating (Wake Wood). The film was funded by the Irish Film Board. Also, the film looks influenced by ancient Pagan myths as seen in the very root-like settings and flowing costumes. The Celts live again in film,
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Frightfest 2015 – Guest line-up announced

What do Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose have in common? They’re all set to make an appearance at this years London Film4 Frightfest!

Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton (pictured above) is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in We Are Still Here, Road Games and Sun Choke plus makes a cameo appearance in Tales of Halloween. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she’ll also be talking about her amazing career during a special interview event, hosted by Alan Jones, on Sun 30th August at 9.15pm.

Says the legend herself:

To say that I am overjoyed, excited and eager to attend FrightFest as a guest is putting it mildly. This festival has been on my radar for some time and to be included and
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Round-Up: Raven Banner Boards El Gigante, Queen Of Earth Trailer, Film4 FrightFest Guests Announced

Raven Banner has acquired worldwide rights to El Gigante, a film about one Luchador you don't want to mess with. A new Queen of Earth trailer and the guest list for Film4 FrightFest 2015 are also featured in this morning's round-up.

El Gigante: Press Release: "Raven Banner has boarded Luchagore Productions, El Gigante, directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero for worldwide rights, which was featured in the current edition of The Frontieres International Co-Production Market. They will also serve as Executive Producers.

The film tells the story of a deranged maniac in a Luchador mask named El Gigante who wrestles his prey to the mat in a grisly entertainment ritual of thrill-packed culinary prep for his cannibalistic family.

The deal was negotiated by Luchagore's Raynor Shima and Raven Banner's James Fler and Michael Paszt.

"The team of Gigi, Raynor, and Luke at Luchagore is one of the most exciting new genre
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‘Scream Queen’ Barbara Crampton to Reign at London’s FrightFest

‘Scream Queen’ Barbara Crampton to Reign at London’s FrightFest
London — “Scream Queen” Barbara Crampton, best known for cult horror movie “Re-Animator,” is the special guest at London genre film festival Film4 FrightFest, where she will appear in four films. The festival runs Aug. 27-31.

Crampton stars in the festival’s “We Are Still Here,” “Road Games” and “Sun Choke,” plus she makes a cameo appearance in “Tales of Halloween.” As well as introducing her films, she will talk about her career during an onstage interview. FrightFest also celebrates the work of artist Graham Humphreys, who will be talking about his career designing posters. The festival will also host Bernard Rose, the director of the cult horrors “Paperhouse” and “Candyman,” who returns to the fear front with his “Frankenstein” reboot.

There will be a stellar lineup for the opening and closing films. In attendance for “Cherry Tree” will be director David Keating, and leading cast members Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick,
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Round-Up: Comic-Con 2015 Ambush Predator Figure, Film4 FrightFest 2015 Details, Psychophonia Trailer

There are two ways to get this Ambush Predator figure created by Neca without being at this year's Comic-Con. More details on that story as well as details on Film4 FrightFest 2015 and a trailer from the thriller Psychophonia in this round-up.

Ambush Predator Figure: Neca reports that "This summer we have six awesome convention exclusives (one of which has a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive variant) — and because the quantities are lower than in previous years, they’re even more exclusive than before! However, there are Two ways to procure one During Comic-Con Without Going To Comic-Con if you’re ready for a little excitement, that is!

1. In Store: From July 9th through 12th, we’ll seed a very small number of each in random Toys ‘R’ Us and Hastings stores all across the U.S. Which ones? That would ruin all the fun.

2. Online Flash Sale: During the show (exact
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Frightfest announces 2015 opening and closing films

The 16th edition of Film4 FrightFest kicks off in skin-crawling fashion with the European premiere of David Keating’s blood-freezing rural nightmare Cherry Tree, starring Anna Walton (Hellboy 2, Soulmate) and rising star Naomi Battrick (Down Dog, Waterloo Road)

Keating, who directed the acclaimed Wake Wood for the revamped Hammer label, offers another provocative and compelling twist on the pagan cult chiller, in which a young girl, Faith (Naomi Battrick), in an attempt to save her father’s life, makes a fateful pact with Sissy Young (Anna Walton) head of a sinister black magic coven. FrightFest’s first Irish event-opener, Cherry Tree, is a Fantastic Films & House of Netherhorror Production, produced by John McDonnell & Brendan McCarthy.

Closing Film4 FrightFest is the European premiere of the stunning anthology Tales of Halloween, a celebration of the spooky October holiday. Ten tales of terror unfold in a sleepy American suburb on All Hallows Eve as ghouls,
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'Cherry Tree', 'Tales of Halloween' to bookend FrightFest

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Both films to receive their European premieres at this year’s 16th edition; FrightFest co-director Alan Jones reflects on the festival’s first year at the Vue and what’s to come.

Cherry Tree will receive its European premiere as the opening film of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, taking place at the Vue in Leicester Square.

Directed by Wake Wood’s David Keating, Cherry Tree follows a young girl who, in order to save her father’s life, makes a pact with the head of a sinister black magic coven. The film stars Anna Walton and Naomi Battrick, and is produced by John McDonnell and Brendan McCarthy.

It marks the first time ever that FrightFest has opened with an Irish production.

This year’s festival will close with the European premiere of anthology Tales of Halloween, created by Axelle Carolyn and produced by Carolyn, Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and Mike Mendez.

Directed by the
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Cherry Tree to open Frightfest by Jennie Kermode - 2015-06-25 12:31:33

Cherry Tree

With just two months to go until this year's Film4 Frightfest, David Keating’s Cherry Tree has been revealed as the opening film. It stars Naomi Battrick as a girl determined to save her father's life who makes a sinister pact with the head of a black magic coven (Anna Walton). It sees Keating reunited with Wake Wood scribe Brendan McCarthy.

"We have never opened with an Irish production before," said festival director Alan Jones. "So we figured it was about time to put a sharp focus on all the sterling work the Irish Film Board has done to promote the genre... Cherry Tree follows in their fine tradition offering storytelling excellence, great production values and terrific casting."

The closing film at the festival will be Tales Of Halloween, an anthology of creepy shorts helmed by Neil Marshall (The Descent), Darren Lynn Bousman (The Barrens), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch.
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