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SXSW 2021: Animated Fantasy Horror Flick ‘The Spine of Night’ Debuts Teaser Trailer

The Spine of Night SXSW
Credit: Gorgonaut Pictures/ Yellow Veil Pictures

Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s animated fantasy horror film ‘The Spine of Night’ is set to make its world premiere at SXSW 2021 in just a few days. They just drop a rad teaser trailer just ahead of the fest and we have it for you in all its glory.

This epic begins many years ago when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and, as he falls to its darker temptations, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, there are many who stand against him. Among them are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian.

‘The Spine of Night’ is an ultra-violent, hand-rotoscoped epic fantasy inspired by the cult classic works of animators Ralph Bakshi and Frank Franzetta.

The Spine of Night SXSW
Credit: Gorgonaut Pictures/ Yellow Veil Pictures

The film is set in a fantasy land ripe with magic and intrigue where a dark force is unleashed sending mankind into an age of ruin. It falls on heroes from different eras and cultures to fight back , and stars  Richard E. Grant (STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA), Lucy Lawless (ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, XENA: WARRIOR  PRINCESS ), Patton Oswalt  (THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, PARKS AND RECREATION), Betty Gabriel (GET OUT, UPGRADE), and Joe Manganiello (JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPIDER-MAN), also featuring Abby Savage(ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)and Larry Fessenden (THE DEAD DON’T DIE, DEPRAVED) and Rob McClure.

‘The Spine of Night’ will have its World Premiere at SXSW on March 18th.