Quando McQueen contracena com Dustin Hoffman, podemos apenas esperar que um eleve a prestação do outro, mas aqui McQueen é maior que a vida e pertencem-lhe pelo menos duas cenas que representam inestimáveis momentos de cinema. A family move into their new home, and begin to uncover the terrible truth behind The Tree and the murdered children. The plot is not extremely original, but I like the take that they have taken on the old revenge ghost story. Mom being the worst of the lot. If you enjoy slow British haunted house movies, like I do, then this is a cool little film. I had to stop watching after 60 minutes because it was just plain silly and annoying.
A new house, a terrible secret, some hammy acting, some badly bled color grading. Keep it simple: ditch half the dialogue, a third of the characters, and a quarter of the runtime. The good news is I won't remember how unoriginal and uninteresting this film was 10 minutes from now. The Woman In Black and the sequel, I guess, and I just saw a movie on Netflix called Altar. I have never seen blind people with black strips of material covering their eye's. The shadowy, childish, figures are only seen by him initially but he soon discovers the cursed tree and this triggers an increase in the supernatural activity. Unhappy family moves into an old house while the father lies comatose in hospital.
Hmmmmm What do you think? I won't mention what went before. Then we find out the mother got pregnant at the age of 16. Good old Steve McQueen is great in the lead role going through one of the utterly worst ordeals almost possible, while the direction and editing is fluent; it never drags once in its 2 and a half hours runtime. The family members were so real that it was easy to relate to them, empathise, and feel their fear. Meanwhile, Jake has been bullied by school mates and their discovery in the farm house is horrific and traumatising for all involved. Overall the film is acted extremely well by its main leads, Sarah Rose Denton, Lucy Clarvis and Lawrence Weller, who carry the film extremely well, while supported by some excellent performances from the minor characters around them.
Curse Of The Witching Tree tells the story of a young family who move into a farm that was the centre of a tragic and fatal event. But I can't recommend it to civilians without qualifying it as a slow paced British manor horror. This was one of the worse films I have ever watched. Some parts of the film were pretty moving and I felt quite tearful during the last scene. Yes things go bump in the night, but it is much more impactful when they are happening to people you care about.
Some members of the cast are supposed to be school children and plainly look about 25, it's insulting and unbelievable. I was disturbed, emotionally dragged through the hedge by the scruff of my neck and then hung up on the Witching Tree with my innards on the outside. So they buy a creepy house in the countryside and bad things happen. He has many attempts at escape and even succeeds once, but id returned to the prison. The daughter looks the same age as the mother, when i googled them their is only 4 years between them in and this definitely shows! There are no big budget special effects, instead you are drawn into a family in turmoil, their tension building as yours does, when they try to draw the line between the everyday horrors of life and the supernatural ones that are unwittingly unleashed. An innocent woman, accused of murdering her son and hanged as a witch, curses a tree and the children who play around it. I thought Eva an eccentric and interesting character and her flashback was very effective.
It is also makes me wonder how on earth they can afford to live in a massive farm. The acting is more wooden than the tree in the title, the casting is shocking The son has a posh Southern accent and the daughter a northern accent, plus the Mother must of been about 4 when she had the daughter and even the sound is something you expect from a home movie you'd see on You've Been Framed. If I were to recommend this film on any level, it would be just that: if you are looking for a challenger for your own Worst Movie Ever Watched list, this could well be the one you have been waiting for. My only complaint is that the ending was a bit fuzzy to me. Rarely have I seen a low budget horror film that is quite as sophisticated and nuanced in its performances and character-driven dialogue, but still retains that edge of your seat fear factor.
What a performance and my God but this boy can act! Horror films so often stereotype their characters into extremes and this, for me, means there is a loss of empathy and connection. The performance is gripping and entirely believable and is taken to whole different level when she witnesses the supernatural occurrence. This was such a time and i was very satisfied with this powerful drama with amazing performances from both Steve and Dustin. Like I said, its ambitious, you can tell the filmmakers were ambitious. The conversation around the dinner table when Amber cooks a hot meal, consisting of lamb chops, provides one of the films lighter moments. But what follows is bad and sad, it tries, but fails.
Let my one good deed for 2015 be to warn everybody not to watch this. Do you know how hard that is to do? The woman's curse affects generation after generation and the farm itself carries the scars of both her death and her powerful spell. The plot consists of taking just about every scary movie cliché and putting them together in a series of badly-acted, largely unrelated scenes. Creepy place in the country, troubled kids, bullies, Ouija boards, séances - basically a cornucopia of creepy, eerie, nasty things that you just know are going to lead to a whole heap of trouble. A family move into their new home, and start to reveal the awful truth behind The Witching Tree and the killed kids whereupon they unwittingly sleep. The content is bearing less and to a great extent vast.
Interesting characters, some very nice touches with the creepy imagery and Lighthearted humor, and a certain touch of eeriness that a lot of big budget horrors tend to be missing. Still trying to prevent her family from breaking yet disbelieving of the freakish and powerful events that plague her family. Surely could get sun glasses? Unbelievable story line - Husband is in a coma, so wife decides buy a huge 600 year old farm to keep her pigs, Really? This film has a decent plot but it falls apart because of all the film's other faults. I don't know where to start, the acting is like watching a school play, over exaggerated movements which are comical, the dialogue is stilted and amateur. The scariest part of this movie, was the fact that at the advertised 90 minute mark it didn't end! The story is so so, but normally solid performers like Dean Maskell betrayed by the terrible sound, in his scenes the sound is so bad, you cannot even hear him.