The spine of the night

Poster The spine of the night

In a world beyond time and space, black magic has fallen into the hands of Evil. Heroes from all times and cultures fight to stop the world from sinking into chaos.

If you miss Ralph Bakshi's movies, The Spine of Night is spot on, as it resurrects with brio the atmospheres of Tygra, Fire and Ice or Wizards, in a flamboyant and ultra-violent heroic fantasy epic that sucks the viewer into instant fascination. Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King do not simply illustrate their models, return to traditional methods of animation or use rotoscopy, they adopt an untypical narration form, that owes as much to the terrifying Lovecraftian lore as it does to the worlds of Robert E. Howard or J. R. R. Tolkien. Mind blowing.

The spine of the night.

2021
Color - 93mn - Original version with French subtitles
USA.
Animation, Fantasy.
Direction: Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King.
Production: Philip Gelatt, Will Battersby, Jean Rattle.
Screenplay: Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King.
Music by: Peter Scartabello.
With: Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, Joe Manganiello.
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