Call me crazy if you must, but watching violent, blood-soaked Christmas movies always helps stoke the tepid fires situated beneath the tender feet of my wonky holiday spirit. “Christmas Evil,” “Jack Frost,” “Jack Frost 2,” and “Silent Night, Deadly Night” are quickly becoming seasonal favorites, though admitting this in a room full of Yuletide traditionalists will probably garner you more than a few concerned stares. However, if you dare to mention Jason Eisener’s 2008 short film “Treevenge” at your office’s annual Christmas party, there’s a very strong possibility that you’ll be instantaneously blacklisted from any future events. However, depending on how you feel about your insecure, narcissistic co-workers, this might be a good thing.
As per usual, the synopsis for the movie I’m talking about:
TREEVENGE details the experiences and horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. Clearly, for trees, Christmas isn’t the exciting “peace on earth” that is experienced by most. After being hacked down, and shipped away from their homes, they quickly become strung up, screwed into an upright position for all to see, exposed in a humiliation of garish decorations. But this Christmas will be different, this Christmas the trees have had enough, this Christmas the trees will fight back. TREEVENGE could be a short film about the end of days for Christmas trees, or perhaps, the end of humanity?
The snazzy thing about “Treevenge” is that it’s available for you to watch right now, FOR FREE, with absolutely no strings attached. For more information about the film, the people who fashioned it, and lots of other nifty factoids, stop by the Yer Dead Productions official homepage. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy the show. By the way — it’s not safe for work.
Huge thanks to Jennifer for providing the linkage.