The Killing Tree (2022) Review

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The Killing Tree (2022) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on January 03rd, 2023 | Movie Review | Slasher, Possession, Supernatural, Holiday, Christmas - Slasher, Revenge, Supernatural Serial Killer, Witchcraft, B-Horror

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It's about a serial killer who is resurrected into a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and continues his murderous rampage.

The Killing Tree was directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey) and stars Sarah T. Cohen (The Rise of the Beast, The Mutation, and Cupid), Sarah Alexandra Marks (MinaciousHelp, and Exorcist Vengeance), Lauren StaerckElla StarbuckMay Kelly (Nutcracker Massacre, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey), Kelly Rian Sanson (Nutcracker Massacre), Mike Kelson (The Leprechaun's Game), Marcus Massey (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Tooth Fairy: Queen of Pain), and Nikolai Leon.

The Killing Tree (2022) Review

It's the most beautiful time of the year, and nothing says Christmas spirit like watching some cheesy Christmas B-horror movies! These festive films will surely get you in the Christmas spirit, from Santa slasher flicks to killer robot Santas. These movies are so much fun to watch during the holiday season. They're often filled with cheesy dialogue, over-the-top performances, and ridiculous plots. They have all the classic Christmas tropes like snowmen, elves, and candy canes. But they also have horror elements like monsters, ghosts, and plenty of blood and gore.

It's that time of year again when we can expect to see a few crazy Christmas horror movies released. Whether it's a low-budget indie film or a big studio production, horror fans always have something to look forward to during the holiday season. The Killing Tree is a fun film that is well-suited for the B-movie market. It is directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and written by Craig McLearie, who has a lot of experience in this genre. I'm surprised I wasn't already familiar with their respective back catalogs.

The Killing Tree is set on Christmas Eve when the widow of a serial killer uses dark magic to resurrect her lost love. However, something goes wrong, and he is instead resurrected as a living Christmas tree.

This enrages the former serial killer, and promptly resumes his killing spree of innocent people.

Instead of being brought back to life as a human, the killer is angry at his new form and continues terrorizing the daughters of his last victims.

The daughter in question is played by Sarah Alexander Marks, who does an excellent job of making the most of being in this wacky, festive massacre.

The large manor house used for a Christmas Eve party provides plenty of potential victims for the killer tree. The mostly unlikeable supporting cast leaves the reader eager to see them fall victim to the tree's psychosis.

The Killing Tree is an enjoyable film that does not take itself too seriously. Instead, it fully embraces its Christmas theme, which is refreshing.

This film is a short and funny take on the traditional Christmas film. It doesn't take itself too seriously and is a quick and entertaining watch. It's perfect for watching other Christmas films.

I was surprised by the score of The Killing Tree.

Director James Cox's atmospheric and suspenseful score creates a sense of dread and excitement reminiscent of the work of Christopher Young. This score elevates the film from a low-budget schlock-horror to a memorable cult hit.

Despite not being particularly innovative, "The Killing Tree" is a successful jolly Christmas film that is enjoyable to watch. It joins the ranks of other great Christmas tree-themed films, such as "Treevenge" and "The Root of All Evil."

If you've felt like mixing things up this holiday season, why not watch The Killing Tree instead of the usual classics?

Worth Watching? 

Keep an eye on your Christmas tree this year, as evil may lurk beneath its branches and pine cones.

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