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The Spine of Night

Directed by Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
2021
USA
94 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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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

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Sun 7 Nov
8:45pm
Event Cinemas VMAX2
Past Event Cancel
Wed 10 Nov
8:30pm
Dendy Newtown 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Freak Me Out
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Producer
Will Battersby, Philip Gelatt, Jean Rattle
Cast
Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt
Screenwriter
Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Genre
Animation, Horror
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Yellow Veil Pictures
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