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Boys in the Trees (2016)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1 October 2017 (USA)
On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.


Nicholas Verso
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Wallace ... Corey
Gulliver McGrath ... Jonah
Mitzi Ruhlmann ... Romany
Justin Holborow Justin Holborow ... Jango
Henry Reimer Meaney Henry Reimer Meaney ... Tweedledee Gromit
Jayden Lugg Jayden Lugg ... Tweedledum Gromit
Tom Russell ... Grunge Rocker Gromit
Patrick Gilbert Patrick Gilbert ... Spiky Gromit
Wendy Rule Wendy Rule ... Weeping Woman
Trevor Jamieson ... Man In White
Ezra Barry ... Young Corey
Elle Rogers Elle Rogers ... Jeannie
Winta McGrath ... Young Jonah
Terence Crawford ... Mr. Matheson
Elio Pagliarulo Elio Pagliarulo ... Spanish Guitarist


It's Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimized by Jango's cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time's sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend. But on the night of the grave's delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Nobody gets us... that's half the fun


Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The film was nominated for one AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) award in 2016 for Best Original Music Score for Darrin Verhagen but lost out to Antony Partos for 'Tanna' (2015). See more »


The school's rooftop pigeons never move and are clearly props, though the sound mixers did add in some cooing. See more »


Romany: You think you're frustrated here? Try living in the same world in a skirt surrounded by a bunch of babies who don't even notice you. Why can't you guys just grow up? Girls do! We just stand here waiting, while you guys are stuck with your heads in the trees.
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References The Crow (1994) See more »


Death Of Samantha
(Porcupine Tree)
Written and performed by Yoko Ono
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Unclassifiable, but very enjoyable.
29 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I was made to believe this was a horror, and despite having horror elements, it can't be classes as such, indeed I don't think you'd be able to classify this under any particular category, and that I think is where the strength is.

It's moving, engaging, sad, and utterly surprising, it takes you on a totally unexpected journey, taking you to places you won't be expecting.

The scene I enjoyed most of all, was the one in the library, where Corey sees life through Jonah's eyes, being the bulleyed, instead of the bully.

The acting is excellent, they all impressed, but most of all, it was the writing that I enjoyed most, such genuine originality.

Very satisfying. 8/10

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Release Date:

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