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The Birch (2016)

A bullied schoolboy takes drastic measures against his tormenter, summoning an ancient being in the woods using a spellbound book passed down through the generations of his family.
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Cast overview:
Aaron Thomas Ward Aaron Thomas Ward ... Shaun (as Aaron Ward)
Corinna Marlowe Corinna Marlowe ... Grandma
Charlie Venables Charlie Venables ... Kris
Dee Sherwood Wallace Dee Sherwood Wallace ... The Birch
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Tormented by the school's alpha male and fearsome bully, Kris, a timid schoolboy, has endured one humiliation too many. As a result, on his grandmother's dying bed, a precious, yet odd keepsake is bestowed to Kris; one that promises to keep him safe in her absence. "She will look after you, protect you, just as I have always done.. just as she did for me", were her last words, however, what does grandma mean? Written by Nick Riganas

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schoolboy | woods | gore | revenge | ally | See All (13) »

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Revenge Grows in the Forest.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

23 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El abedul See more »

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BC Horror,Crypt TV See more »
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Color
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more than inspired horror
12 November 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it impress. for cinematography, for performances, for landscape, for the clash between boys. but, more important, for splendid story. because the story reminds small significant facts who easy are ignored. first, obvious, bulling . second - the need of protection for vulnerable people solved by the return to nature forces. not the last, for me the essential detail, the strong link between grandmother and nephew . and the tradition as fundamental legacy for the right way of life. at first sigh - an admirable horror. at the second - a fairy tale. in fact - simple remind. about the force of pure heart.


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