A man experiences what a Christmas tree goes through at this time of year in a seasonal tale from Anomaly London--and it's not pretty.
The agency's holiday film, narrated by Richard E. Grant, is a twisted, dark tale that will appeal to those with a sick sense of humor. It's the story of Peter, a man who finds himself kidnapped by a family of trees, who cut off his feet and place him in a pot in their home (yes, there's lots of blood).
Told through increasingly desperate and nihilistic letters to his wife, he explains how they cover him in tacky decorations and stand around him singing songs as his life slowly ebbs away. Meanwhile we see other humans being dragged bloody through the streets by happy tree families. There are also some hilarious blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments, including a tree version of the John Lewis Christmas ad. It's all so very horrible--but keep watching through to the end, for a twist that will make you laugh even more.
The film was written, directed, animated & produced by Anomaly & Unreasonable Studios. It's the third darkly humorous holiday film by the agency following 2016's "12 Days of Avian Misery" starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and last year's Dear Satan, in which a little girl mistakes the Devil for Santa.