Indie Film: “Treevenge” a short tale of Christmas carnage


I’ve been wanting to post something in honor of the holiday season, but I didn’t want to fall back on the same old “Top 10 Horror Movies with a Christmas Theme.”  Those lists show up every year, always with the same handful of films.

That’d be like ‘ol Santa dropping a shitty lump of coal in the toe of your stocking, and I’m not going to do that to you guys. No sir.

Instead, I thought it’d be way more fun to bring you some things you’ve probably never seen before, starting off with today’s little gem, Treevenge.  

TreevengeTreevenge 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?

Treevenge was actually released a few years ago by Jason Eisener and Rob Cotterill, the filmmakers behind Hobo With a Shotgun. It took the festival circuit by storm, winning tons of awards and an “honorable mention” at Sundance. It’s about 17 minutes of bloody fun, especially if you’re a fan of practical SFX. Gore abounds in this little flick, so if you’re the squeamish type, consider yourself warned.

Don’t say I never gave you anything…  Ho, Ho, Ho!

Treevenge from jasoneisener on Vimeo.


About Dave_P

Dave_P studied fine arts and film history and is a graphic and web designer, and a diehard movie fan. David has been involved with a variety film festivals including the Cinephile Film Festival, the PRIDE Film festival, and the Manhattan Short Film festival, and is currently the director of the Dark Carnival Film Fest in Bloomington, Indiana. (

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