Exclusive Teaser: David Keating’s Gothic Horror “CHERRY TREE”


While most horror fans learned of the return of Hammer Horror from THE WOMAN IN BLACK, true horror hounds might remember the highlight of new Hammer being David Keating’s WAKE WOOD. A film as creepy as it was cerebral, Keating has been a talent to watch, and now, he’s unleashed his latest Gothic nightmare unto the world with CHERRY TREE, which premiered last weekend at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Now, with one more screening ahead of it at Fantasia, FANGORIA has the exclusive first teaser for the fright film, which you can see below!

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for CHERRY TREE…

Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying.  When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure.  Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches’ coven that uses the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life to the dead and dying.  Offering to cure her father in exchange for a child, Sissy strikes a bargain with Faith, who suddenly finds herself pregnant with a baby that’s growing at an alarming rate. But with the clock to the child’s birth ticking down and the true intention of Sissy’s plans for humanity becoming more apparent, Faith and her father must stand together in order to save both their lives.

Written by LET US PREY producer Brendan McCarthy and starring Naomi Battrick, Patrick Gibson, Sam Hazeldine, and Leah McNamara, Fantasia festivalgoers can get tickets for CHERRY TREE’s last screening on Friday, July 31st at 1:00 p.m. HERE. You can check out the first teaser for CHERRY TREE below, and be sure to keep an eye here at FANGORIA for more on the film, which will be released by Dark Sky Films in the near future.

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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