Saturday, December 28, 2013

Treevenge (2008)

It's Christmas, I just wanna fuck! What an epic title. Directed by the same guys who gave us 'Hobo with a shotgun' and 'Grindhouse' package. It is a hilarious short film blending Fulci-esquire gore with horror cult films. A magnificent idea about what happens when we mess with forest. It can stand as also as a parody of cheap slasher movies from the 70s and 80s. Foul-mouthed lumberjacks descend on a hillside of trees, cutting them down and trucking them to Christmas tree lots where families paw them, pick one out, take it home, stick it in a stand, and decorate it. The trees experience terror throughout the ordeal: we hear their squeals of pain when axed or sawn, the emotion of separation from family and friends, the fear of the unknown, and the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. On Christmas morning, the trees strike back. Man, woman, child, and pet may be in for a grisly end.

Treevenge from jasoneisener on Vimeo.

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