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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.


Nicholas Verso
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Horror | Thriller


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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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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The version of You'll Never Walk Alone that plays softly on the piano in the final scene was recorded by director, Nicholas Verso, on his iPhone at the house he was living at for the shoot. He only recorded one take, playing by ear, assuming it would be a temp recording and a proper version would be recorded later. But in post, everyone agreed the slightly-off, awkward playing suited the tone and it was used in the mix. See more »


References The Crow (1994) See more »


Death Of Samantha
(Porcupine Tree)
By Yoko Ono
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10 September 2018 | by LittleLottiSee all my reviews

I went into this film knowing nothing about it, just expecting a mild horror movie with no substance. This movie is not horror at all, but that shouldn't deter you from watching it. It's unlike most films and I don't really know what you would classify this as, all I know is something about it really touched me. This movie has a lot going on at times, but it focuses a bit on being true to yourself and standing up for what is right. It's also about not losing sight of your dreams, and facing your past and the mistakes you've made, especially when they affect other people. It's a coming of age tale set in the late nineties on Halloween so it's oozing with nostalgia. This movie will definitely not be for everyone but I personally enjoyed it and the cast. Toby Wallace does an incredible job portraying his character and the broad emotions he experiences. The surreal element took me by surprise but it added a level of magic to the story that I quite enjoyed. It's hard to rate this because I don't think it's one of the greatest movies I've ever seen but I can't get it out of my mind either. It was a journey that left me in tears. You just have to watch it and decide for yourself.

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