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Boys in the Trees (2016)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1 October 2017 (USA)
On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.

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Nicholas Verso
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Wallace ... Corey
Gulliver McGrath ... Jonah
Mitzi Ruhlmann ... Romany
Justin Holborow Justin Holborow ... Jango
Henry Reimer Meaney Henry Reimer Meaney ... Tweedledee Gromit
Jayden Lugg Jayden Lugg ... Tweedledum Gromit
Tom Russell ... Grunge Rocker Gromit
Patrick Gilbert Patrick Gilbert ... Spiky Gromit
Wendy Rule Wendy Rule ... Weeping Woman
Trevor Jamieson ... Man In White
Ezra Barry ... Young Corey
Elle Rogers Elle Rogers ... Jeannie
Winta McGrath ... Young Jonah
Terence Crawford ... Mr. Matheson
Elio Pagliarulo Elio Pagliarulo ... Spanish Guitarist
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Storyline

It's Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimized by Jango's cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time's sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend. But on the night of the grave's delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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Nobody gets us... that's half the fun

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bong Ma Qua Khu See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The Dia De Los Muertos sequence was filmed in two parts. Hollow, the song performed by The Weeping Woman (Wendy Rule) was filmed on the first day of filming as it was her only day of availability. The rest of the party was filmed at the end of the shoot. Both nights were full moons. See more »

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Saying farewell to childhood
3 October 2017 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

It is Halloween and a bunch of mean boys are going out to have some fun. One of them is starting to out-grow the group, especially when they pick on another boy he knows from when they were kids. The bullied kid black mails his old friend to spend the evening with him.

This is a coming of age film with a heavy under lying sense of menace, the horror element is very slight indeed.

The film has a slight surreal feel about it, all the adults leave the kids to run amok across town and everyone bumps into each other in the most unlikely of places.

There is a certain inevitability about this film that could be seen as predictability but I quite liked it.

The dynamics of the gang are portrayed with great zeal and shows how strong personalities can cloud the better judgement of others.

Well filmed, produced and acted. Some of the kids look a little bit old but their acting skills make up for it.

You will see the ending coming a mile off and there isn't much meat to the story but this was a very enjoyable Netflix watch.


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