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Funny or Die presents Shel Silverstein’s THE GIVING TREE Horror Movie

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August 14, 2013


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Funny or Die presents Shel Silverstein’s THE GIVING TREE Horror Movie

The fact that this fake trailer looks more entertaining than half of the real trailers I’ve seen all year is either a criticism on the current state of horror films or it’s a testament to the creativity of Shel Silverstein… maybe both.

When you really think about it, Silverstein’s work with children’s literature is ripe for becoming a series of twisted parodies. Just check out some of his titles: Falling UpWhere the Sidewalk EndsDon’t Bump the Glump! (that one might actually be better off as a freaky 70s-era porno). Regardless, there was something eerie enough about The Giving Tree that inspired Funny of Die to create this hilarious short in which the titular tree finally has enough of the greed and decides it’s better to receive (some payback).

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Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.