Adult Swim Yule Log review – IGN

On Sunday, December 11, Adult Swim premiered a surprise feature-length horror film called Adult Swim Yule Log. It is now available to stream on HBO Max.

From writer and director Casper Kelly – the madman behind the viral short “Too many chefs” And the MandyCheddar Puck – Adult Swim Record Comes Yule. It is, as it is supposed to be, anything but the standard recording of a flashing fire in a loop. In the style of “Too Many Cooks,” the traditional holiday video becomes an absurd flavor of Christmas horror on a budget. Think along the lines of ThanksKilling, and specifically the off-limits ThanksKilling 3, in terms of how Kelly turns a flaming log into a Christmas horror antagonist. Adult Swim’s first horror movie is set in the mid-1980s, where chaos trumps coherence. Maybe burn off that hallucinogenic strain after you’ve already had the snacks?

Kelly Adult Swim Yule Log developed quite a secret, starting like any other YouTube episode of an ASMR crackling hearth and dancing flames. Kelly constantly defies our expectations by playing in imitation and then flipping the script, from the background noises of a brawl to the public domain versions of Christmas tunes. The Horrors of Adult Swim Yule Log with Airbnb Home Invasions (Simulates the setting barbaric), features of an unfathomable creature (eg murder tree), and out-of-this-world sci-fi investigations. There’s also time travel, portals to hearth dimensions, and bloody death — he’s the guy behind Too Many Chefs answering the prompt, “How do we turn a Yule log into a horror villain?” Turns out, the answer is tied to America’s slave-trading past, as the clouds of comedy horror break through to tell a story about a cursed log cut from a hanging tree.

You can’t go wrong with Adult Swim Yule Log for its ambition. Kelly confronts America’s disgusting racist past as he smashes faces into bloody pulp with smoked wood and introduces a killer named Bleatherface (Brendan Patrick Connor). Ideas bounced off the walls like 20 tennis matches being played on the same court, with the same level of understanding. Kelly tends to vacation couple Zoe (Andrea Ling) and Alex (Justin Miles), the latter of whom we first start watching with a camera — he’s a YouTube celebrity who makes Yule Log videos. It’s our entry into a night of brutal beaters, crazy storytelling devices, and some of the most off-the-wall Christmas horror concepts since Santa Jaws.

Kelly could be astute about how the Christmas Massacre was revealed, given how it started like the countless Yule Log videos airing over the course of time. There is a sense that Kelly’s camera won’t venture far from the fire, and all we’re watching will be criminals and victims going in and out of frame. This perspective expands when we walk into a recycled living room with the same concept that introduces characters like we’re watching a stage play — which won’t fly for 90 minutes. So, camera focus jumps off Alex’s tripod and becomes a fly on the wall defined by third-person filmmaking – the next iteration of Adult Swim Yule Log before settling into experimental stillness. Big Swimmers are present, but they’re careful enough not to deter viewers with an hour-and-a-half slaying fest filmed from the window of Yule Log’s warm glow.

Problem is, Kelly’s sitcom “Too Many Cooks” runs an entire 11 minutes long, which keeps gag detours brisk due to lack of time. Embellishing subplot after subplot without the necessary material, Adult Swim Yule Log transforms track after redefining it on the wall – yet containing the rapid fire of Adult Swim favorites like Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job! misses badly. What begins as a Texas Chain Saw becomes a clichéd teen slasher, fading and wiping begins to overlap with former victims of the Yule Log from ancient times, and their stories begin to clash with Zoe and Alex’s. Then embrace the goofy thanksgiving sentiment, yet the historical traumas of enslaved people permeate the digital and ultra-cheap relics. All of this to say, you’re sure to watch the oddball adult football game – but one whose leg gets wobbly and Jell-Oy as the marathon goes on.

Kelly’s comedic bravery is both a strength and a downfall at the same time.


It’s a shame because Adult Swim Yule Log is truly insane and deserves seasonal, deranged laughter in bursts. Kelly’s comedic spunk is both a powerhouse and a downfall at the same time, resulting in brilliant line deliveries that smell like pimento cheese or charmingly cobbled-together practical effects right at home. At times, Adult Swim Yule Log sounds like a VHS recording of something an older sibling or cousin introduced into your life at a very young age — the horrible Yule Log translation had me cringing hard at the intro. You’d hate to see the jokes sway until their initial shock evaporates because Kelly’s style is unique by Christmas horror standards, but the adult swim signatures sink like dead weight by the length of the feature.

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