We Got This Covered | 'Cherry Tree' Review

We Got This Covered

I have no doubt that Cherry Tree looks gorgeous on some storyboards, particularly the underground dwelling littered with barbed roots, but McCarthy’s story is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Faith’s actions are only meant to fit convenient plot devices, much like the presences of Sissy’s nibbling centipedes. Gore is as prevalent as bitchy high school stereotypes, and even though we get a comical glimpse of demons boning, this cultish nightmare fails to bewitch any eyes. It’s short, sugary sweet, but not cohesive enough to make use of witches and creepy settings – like a horror flick that skips over all the boring (yet necessary) details. And don’t tell me those few opening title cards provide enough backstory…

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