I wrote the Apple Tree poem as an amusing, creepy and certainly offbeat bedtime story.
It’s a lot of fun to read to your bedside companion or to little children. They have to be brave, weird or downright freaky kids though, which is a good thing to be. It’s also very suitable to be performed round the ol’ campfire or over a can of apple cider. It’s definitely a must read for undertakers and people who easily get bored at weddings.
Before the movie there was the book. Buy it here:
One of the most well-crafted stop-motion films we’ve seen. Deeply funny. (Skwigly Animation Magazine)
Griezelig, geestig en met grote liefde voor het horrorgenre gemaakt. (Trouw)
Imagine the Gruffalo with Zombies. (Grimm Up North)
The excellently told story is peppered with morbid humor, its archaic English voice-overs entirely in rhyme. (Netherlands Film Festival)
Quality storytelling, originality and personality of characters, great animation performance. (Festival Stop Motion Montréal)
A film worth freezing for. (Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska, USA)
18 minutes of macabre delight, this short should be every child’s first horror experience (The Ink And Code)
A brilliant stop-animated short giving a new spin on the zombie theme. (South African Horrorfest)
The attention to detail throughout the film is exquisite, it’s beautifully crafted and the story is brilliant and ingenious (…) I would love to see Under The Apple Tree developed into a feature film. (Atomic Age Renegades)
Quality, humor and exuberance. (Melies.org)