Legendary horror label Redemption have released the Hauntology/Folk-Horror feature, Far From the Apple Tree HERE
Starring Sorcha Groundsell, who recently wowed viewers of Netflix’s The Innocents and Victoria Liddelle (The Outlaw King), Far from the Apple Tree is an eclectic mix of ghost story, fairy tale and horror. Evocative of the TV series The Owl Service and films like Valerie and Her Week of Wonders and The Wicker Man with a truly magical soundtrack by Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade/Psychic TV) and Shawn Pinchbeck (The Corporation).
Judith is a struggling art student who lands a dream job of working for a renowned and somewhat sinister visual artist. Judith’s work involves cataloguing the artists’ video footage and in doing so she discovers film sequences of a young woman, the artists’ dead daughter, who looks exactly like herself…
“Far from the Apple Tree is like being dropped into the middle of a situation you don’t understand. Your natural survival instinct tells you to get out, yet something compels you to stay. To follow the narrative you have to go into the next room. Perhaps you might not want to, but yet again you’re compelled to do it, because you have to know. ” – Toxic Fletch
Director, Grant McPhee : “I wanted to create something which looked cool and played around with form and structure but also was full of wyrd 70s/80s childhood references. What is now called Hauntology, I suppose”
“ this is an excellent piece of work. No doubt some viewers will be turned off by its unwillingness to compromise for the sake of accessibility, but others will fall in love.” – Eye For Film