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 Up… Where the Sidewalk Ends… Don’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).
via Topless Robot