I thoroughly enjoy this Indie Thriller Feature film. I was especially impressed with the start sequence, which set up the premise of the film nicely. The steady-cam shots helped to build the mood and the journey that the main characters embarks... The acting is fairly convincing for most of the film. Overall this film is Worth watching!
#TreeHouse Movie Good stuff! (by clouzader)
Treehouse ... this movie is GOOD stuff! A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town is just the tip of the iceberg to start explaining this movie. My FAVE part of Treehouse is that this film is smart and not a thriller stuffed full of stalk and slash blood! Just good old fashioned intrigue and anticipation! Kudos to Michael Bartlett for this direction! The cast is GREAT. I'd like to point out Dana Melanie ... she is completely effortless. The sets/scenery are stellar. I love the backdrop of "The Ozarks." The make-up is just the perfect <more>
amount of creepy to me. The poster of the movie itself is SUPERB! The only reason I'm giving an 8 out of a 10 is because I wanted a tad more closure at the end of this flick :- . #TreeHouse Movie
Better Than Other Reviews Made It Out To Be (by Necroambulant)
Prior to watching Treehouse I ended up reading what were seemingly universal negative reviews of this movie. Now that the movie is over I would find myself wondering if these people were watching an entirely different movie if it hadn't been for specific plot points that they referenced. Sure, there have been better suspense/horror movies made, but there wasn't anything particularly wrong with this one. The story takes place in the Ozark mountain region and when the movie starts off, children and young adults have apparently been going missing for a little while. It begins with a <more>
fairly tense and interesting segment regarding one of these instances of people going missing before the title sequence comes up. There will be a bit of a spoiler here, though not much of one. There seems to be some misapprehension with people who had reviewed this before because they seem to be under the impression that there was some sort of inhuman creature or creatures out in the woods where the titular treehouse is located, when it was more than obvious to me that these were nothing more than people, even having a totally human shape when all we are exposed to are silhouettes and shadows initially. Like movies along the lines of Wrong Turn and The Hills Have Eyes, the monsters in this movie are human beings, depraved as they might be. One of the other major complaints I read about was the rapid connection developed between two of the characters, to the point that the girl begins referring to the boy with a bit of a pet name after they had spent the night in hiding. Clearly, these individuals had never been made aware of the fact that high stress, frightening, and life threatening situations have a tendency to cause people to develop an intense emotional bond with others who are in the same position. There was nothing bizarre or ludicrous about that use of a pet name in the least. Finally, the other big complaint was about the ending, leaving a final little piece of the story open-ended, not for a potential sequel, but simply because there was no reason to film it. That is a common thing, in movies and in literature, to complete the climax and then have a final scene in which our heroes head off to finish the last little bit of what needs to be done, without following them on that last stretch of the journey, allowing us to fill it in for ourselves and enjoy a tiny little shred of mystery regarding what happens. I can only assume that the people who watched this movie before me and complained about these aspects of it in the clearly oblivious manner they exhibited are either stupid or not altogether familiar with movies in general. The score was good and helped to enhance the atmosphere of the story, and the same could be said for the camera work and overall direction. The acting was better than par for a relatively unknown, low budget horror flick. The story was good, though not perfect, and it was more than coherent enough to keep my interest.