Boys in the Trees

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Nicholas Verso
Production: Mushroom Pictures
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

'Tis the night...

...the night of the grave's delight.


Get up.

Hey. They're not your mates.

Your mates are over here.

Go on. Go.

You think I give a sh*t, Corey?

- Ready for the money shot?

- Yeah, man.

The f***? Are you blind? F*ggot!

How many times have I got to

tell you you are not welcome here?

Are you f***ing mute as well?

Get the f*** up. Go. Go!

Yeah, run, you little fag!

F***in' freak gives me the creeps.

What a d*ckhead.

- Mr. M.

- Boys.

How you going?

Mr. M.

I've been trying all afternoon

to get this damn printer to work.

Have you tried... plugging it in?

- It's fixed.

- What? What did you do?

Show me what you did.

Mr. M.

No pop-tarts. I guess you

didn't know I was coming over?

So, how was your final day?

Must be a bit sad leaving school behind.

- That's not the word I'd use.

- You home for dinner?

I'm sure you can microwave

your lean cuisine on your own.

Having dinner together

isn't just about eating.

- It's about...

- Spending quality time together.

Wait. What'd...

what'd you want to talk about?

Oh, well... what are you doing tonight?

- Skating. Trick or treating.

- Thought you hated Halloween.

- Shouldn't you be studying?

- Well, exams don't start till next week.

Every grade counts if you're gonna

get a scholarship to New York.

- Have you been in my room again?

- This came in the mail today.

They're on the other side of the world, mate.

I thought you were going

to study here, like your old man.

You might have thought that.

Photography's a fun hobby.

- But it's hardly gonna pay the bills, is it?

- Can we talk about this another time?

Maybe, I don't know, my 18th?



I thought we might go away for the weekend.

Up to the lake for a bit of fishing.

What do you say?

It just sounds like great fun.

Don't you think?

I think I have to study.

Man, kill me if I ever end up like him.

Amigo, it's a promise.

- Is that a whole bottle of vodka?

- Yeah. Here you are.

- He's gonna notice that's gone.

- So? What's he gonna do?

Bore you to death? The guy's a numbnut.

Off the bed, d*ckheads. What the hell?

What's the plan for tonight?

A little trick. A little treat.

Then a whole lot of tits at the tower.

So we're finishing high school

the way we spent it.

What's the matter, New York? Too good for it?

What is this sh*t?

You actually pissed about that?

Well, I thought we were

all going to Box Hill.

The world is bigger than that.

So, what, you're just gonna ditch... us?

Well, come on. It's not like we can hang out

at the tower forever, smoking billies.

What the hell is wrong with that?

Yo, Dave Grohl!

Shut the f*** up.

It was just an idea.

If it means that much to you...

...don't get your panties in a twist.

My panties are fine, f*** knuckle.

I don't like it when Mum and Dad fight.

- Hi.

- You're letting light in.

- Want a hand?

- I don't need your help.

Not bad, man. Some choice cuts.

But your prime, A-grade, numero uno...

...pice de rsistance... gonna have to be...


This sh*t's got a date

with the local photocopier.

Yeah? What are you gonna do?

You want to live the dream, don't ya?

Want the world to see

your amazing photography?

Well, lucky you got friends like us,

even if you're too stupid to realize it.

Dude, New York had nothing to do with you.

You don't ever get bored?

Same old sh*t every day?

Don't you ever want to get out of here?

Hombre... I'm a god here.

Weed to smoke, b*tches to f***.

- Fags to bash.

- What's he done to you?

Let me explain to you the law of the jungle.

You want to run with the wolves,

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