When a young girl and her little brother are the latest to go missing without a trace, their home town imposes a curfew, no one is allowed to go out after dark. But when a group of teenagers break the rules for a secret double date in the woods, they unwittingly stumble across an old isolated treehouse... And right into the middle of an unimaginable nightmare. Inside, they find the missing girl but her brother has vanished. Together they start to unravel the horror behind the killings... But while they're safe inside the Treehouse, they can't stay hidden for long. Whatever is out there is watching them, and | waiting for them to come down.
‘Treehouse’ starts off in an intriguing manner with the very young looking Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) coming home to find her young brother ‘little Bob’ missing after, bizarrely, being left in the family house alone.
Two brothers, the bullied Killian (J. Michael Trautmann) and wholesome Crawford (Daniel Fredrick) discover Elizabeth trapped in a treehouse, before Crawford disappears (he appears to be one of several figures hung from the tree in probably the film’s most effective sequence) and the two youngsters then have to fend for themselves.
What happens next is a jumble of flashbacks and tantalising glimpses of what appears to be a creature in the distance. The creature turns out to be one of three hillbillies who seem intent on killing the two juveniles.
There were some sound problems (loud music and quiet dialogue), but ‘Treehouse’ has been shot and directed very well, much of the action appearing to take place in crisp early morning sunlight which helps give the woodland setting a stark, uncomfortable look. The acting too, is very good until the very end when the two surviving leads are required to be hardened and detached by events, ready to take on the world – which is asking too much and fails to convince.