Video Player All Time Top Ten! No. 2: TREEVENGE

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Video Player All Time Top Ten!  No. 2: TREEVENGE

[Twitch is undergoing some behind the scenes tire kicking and bolt-tightening over the next few days, work that may slow down the regular flow of new information a little bit. So, while that's going on we'll be presenting a series of retro-reposts, pulling forward the all time top ten videos since we moved to our current video system. This post originally appeared July 13.]

Canada's Jason Eisener burst into the public eye a few years back with Hobo With a Shotgun - a fake trailer that won a Grindhouse contest sponsored by Robert Rodriguez and was subsequently added to North American prints of the double-bill feature. Hobo became an online sensation and fans began clamoring for whatever Eisener and crew would come up with next.

And what they came up with was Treevenge. An arborist's nightmare, the coniferous revenge film turned the tables on everyone's favorite holiday season by re-casting the humble Christmas Tree as the angry victim of an annual genocide with the time arriving to take revenge on the wielders of the axe. Treevenge is a blood soaked, splattery affair that provoked enormous reactions on the festival circuit, racking up awards by the armful as it screened at Sundance, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia, Toronto After Dark and too many others to name. The only problem was that there was no way for audiences to actually see the damn thing outside of those festival appearances, with only a short clip available online.

Until now. ScreenAnarchy is beyond proud to finally give Eisner's evergreen opus a permanent online home. You'll find it embedded below the break. It's a big file - and looks rather good full screen - so give it a moment or two to buffer.

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sp1tiJuly 13, 2009 2:29 PM

saw this on the fantasia stream... it's awesome!

bnl771July 13, 2009 2:49 PM

Been dying to see this again since Fantastic Fest. Brilliant!!

johnJuly 13, 2009 3:08 PM

That was epic!

anton_esJuly 13, 2009 3:22 PM

hold on to my branches - don't let go......
it's heartbreaking...

WellisJuly 13, 2009 3:53 PM

Awesome, though am I right in thinking that the title music was that off of Cannibal Holocaust?

Rhythm-XJuly 13, 2009 4:21 PM

That poster is Klantastic. And I'm pretty sure only Canadian prints of GRINDHOUSE got the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN trailer.

Mr.JagilJuly 13, 2009 5:10 PM

Yup, it's Cannibal Holocaust. This flm is absolutely brilliant.

IllogicJuly 13, 2009 5:26 PM

Probably the best thing this week. Awesome!

sumomofoJuly 13, 2009 6:23 PM

so good to see this online! I heard these guys have a feature in the works for HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, could be shooting it this year...

gloomygrrlJuly 13, 2009 10:05 PM

I got mine through their facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=40232300048

Hope it's OK if I post the link here!

kidlazarusJuly 13, 2009 11:21 PM

this is a blast. one of the few things I enjoyed at this years Philly Cinefest.
great to see again.

GundeJuly 13, 2009 11:52 PM

Holy crap that was awesome!!

FLYcicakJuly 14, 2009 8:09 AM

theres still hope for horror movie film fans, rejoice!!

MikeOutWestJuly 14, 2009 9:40 AM

From Raimi to Fulci to Disney all in the same shot - how cool is that? Sheer genius.

witchmanJuly 16, 2009 8:14 PM

as above!!!! Top short...loved it. Didn't think they would have the balls to squash the kid..lol!!

AirchinapilotAugust 27, 2009 9:38 PM

ROCK -- I just got the T-shirt. I didn't even know you had the whole thing online here. Thanks Twitch and thanks Jason Eisner!

hashjoinJanuary 3, 2010 7:38 PM

yep, its the cannibal holocaust soundtrack redone by morte macabre in the album symphonic holocaust

SashaAugust 16, 2010 7:39 PM

Loved it.