In the film adaptation of the novel seven minutes after midnight a boy looking for the help of a tree monster, to cope with the illness of his mother.
That his mother is seriously ill, the 13 year old Conor wants to admit. The diagnosis of cancer in the late stages is just too awful. As his father, his grandmother and his friend Harry may not cheer him.
That’s why Conor withdraws more and more into his fantasy world, by fairy-tale characters and other beasts is populated: always precisely seven minutes after midnight the boy wakes up in his bed – and finds a monster outside his window. The repeated meetings between Conor and the alien beings have unforeseen effects. But this monster, which is similar to a tree, not the beast that Conor has expected. Rather, the wild nature wants something from him… but the truth.