We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, upon whose Country SFF are based.
We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

The Spine of Night

Directed by Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
94 minutes
Unclassified 18+
Book Tickets
Save up to $7/ticket with a Flexipass, valid for in cinema sessions only.
Featuring the voices of Lucy Lawless and Richard E. Grant, this blood-dripping fantasy animation follows a female warrior and a quest for unimaginable power. A SXSW Midnighters hit.
The first animated feature to play in Freak Me Out is a rare and wondrous achievement. Nothing of this scale, storytelling depth and breathtaking visual impact has been seen in adult-themed rotoscope (hand-drawn) animation since Heavy Metal (1981) and Ralph Bakshi classics such as Wizards (1977). Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King spent seven years bringing this sweeping epic to the screen. At the heart of a tale spanning centuries and set in eye-popping landscapes is the bloom, a magical flower granting supreme power to those who possess it. This is no kids' cartoon. You have never seen carnage and gore like this in an animated film. It's awesome, intelligently written stuff for adventurous audiences.
It’s a gory labour of love for the filmmakers, who have spent years ensuring that every 2D limb is ripped from its socket just so.
Guy Lodge, Variety
The film will delight fans of hard fantasy, animation, or those who want to experience something unique and different.
Bobby LePire, Film Threat

Films showing at this event:

Joanne Is Dead
Is nursing home resident Mrs Murtle really in a state of advanced dementia?


Sun 7 Nov
Event Cinemas VMAX2
Past Event Cancel
Wed 10 Nov
Dendy Newtown 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Freak Me Out
Unclassified 18+
In English
Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Will Battersby, Philip Gelatt, Jean Rattle
Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt
Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Animation, Horror
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Yellow Veil Pictures
Clear Cart

Your in cinema cart is empty.

View over 500 sessions to find the right films and events for you!

Browse In Cinema Program

Check out our list of films showing in your area

Browse Films

Donate Today
Help us bring you the best in cinema worldwide.
Booking Fee

Your planner helps you schedule your entire SFF experience. It shows sessions you've saved, purchased or added to your cart in a helpful timeline.

Sign in or register to save your planner!

Your planner is empty.

Use your planner to create your own unique SFF Experience

Browse Films & Events