Making its world premiere next week as part of the SXSW 2021 Midnighters Section, Gorgonaut Pictures’ THE SPINE OF NIGHT is a fantasy/horror yarn inspired by the works of cult animation greats Ralph Bakshi and Frank Franzetta.
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.
Written/directed by Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King, THE SPINE OF NIGHT also features a top-notch voice cast, including 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), Joe Manganiello (JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPIDER-MAN), Abby Savage (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Larry Fessenden (THE DEAD DON’T DIE, DEPRAVED) and Rob McClure. Check out the teaser below!
THE SPINE OF NIGHT premieres Thursday, March 18th at 8:00 PM CST. For festival passes and ticketing information, visit the official SXSW website.