The Killing Tree – Movie Review
Director: Rhys Frake-Waterfield
Writer: Craig McLearie (Screenplay)
- Sarah T Cohen (Jurassic Island)
- Sarah Alexandra Marks (Help)
- May Kelly (Winnie-the-Pooh Blood and Honey)
- Kelly Rian Sanson (Curse of Jack Frost)
- Ella Starbuck
Plot: On Christmas Eve, a widow casts a spell to resurrect her executed husband. However, when the spell goes wrong, the husband is brought back as an Evil Christmas Tree and is hell-bent on getting revenge on the one who caused his execution.
Runtime: 1 Hour 12 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Killing Tree starts when the widow of a serial killer looks to bring him back to life. However, things go wrong and his soul gets placed in a Christmas Tree. As a Christmas Tree, he goes in search of Faith (Marks) the woman who got him executed after he killed her family.
Faith is looking to have one last party with friends before she moves out, while the Christmas Tree is heading their way. As the Christmas Tree kills anyone in its path, Faith must face her past one last time to survive.
Verdict on The Killing Tree
The Killing Tree is a horror comedy that sees a serial killer come back to life inside a Christmas Tree. He has returned to come after his last victim and is killing anything that gets in his way.
This is a movie that understands the tone perfectly, never taking anything too seriously and using the tree decorations as added weapons. It creates laughs and fun slasher kills that feel more unique to the movie we are seeing. Child’s Play looks like a clear inspiration for this movie, which you can see with the concept of a serial killer in an everyday object. This is a lot of fun and never takes things too seriously.
Final Thoughts – The Killing Tree is a fun, wacky and enjoyable horror comedy.