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Adult Swim Yule Log



IMDb Info

Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 1h 31m
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Comedy, Horror
Plot Summary: What starts as a simple yule log feed devolves into a surrealist nightmare, as a couple and a group of podcasters spend the night in a double-booked cabin that is secretly occupied by evil and murderous forces.

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phancy.com rating:

phancy.com notes: Takes a little too long to get going (there's actually TOO much character development?) but once it's on, it's on. The conceit of watching a fireplace video is pretty funny, and cleverly executed. They wisefully get away from that after a while, and then just throw everything AND the kitchen sink at you. It's like David Lynch made a Troma movie in the late 1990s.


Outside Reviews:

Matt Patches
Too Many Cooksí Casper Kelly hid an entire horror movie in Adult Swimís Yule log

True to the impulses Kelly displayed in Too Many Cooks, this is only the beginning. What starts with a locked-off shot of a yule log explodes into a giddy horror exercise warped by weirdo dream logic that puts the filmmaker in a camp with David Lynch, Sam Raimi, Quentin Dupieux, and Malignant and M3GAN writer Akela Cooper. The Fireplace is funny, itís scary, and itís constantly upending expectations. Itís a Casper Kelly joint, and if you missed it on TV, Adult Swim has given viewers the ultimate holiday gift by dropping it on HBO Max on Monday.