RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has released the official trailer for the fantasy-horror film THE SPINE OF NIGHT, which you can check out in the player below. Check out our review from SXSW here.
Produced with hand-rotoscoped animation, THE SPINE OF NIGHT is inspired by the classic works of artists like Ralph Bakshi and Frank Franzetta, and the fantasy genre as it was in the 1970s: boundary-pushing, politically progressive, and utterly fearless.
Written and directed by Philip Gelatt (They Remain) and Morgan Galen King (directorial debut), the film stars Richard E. Grant (Star Wars: Episode IX, upcoming Marvel series “Loki”), Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Betty Gabriel (Get Out, “Westworld”) and Joe Manganiello (Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Archenemy).
In the film, an ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs.
THE SPINE OF NIGHT was produced by Gelatt, Will Battersby (A Good Marriage) and Jean Rattle (Break-Up Date). Ward and Jess De Leo on behalf of RLJE Films and Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder negotiated the deal with Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms and Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
RLJE Films will be releasing THE SPINE OF NIGHT in theaters, On-Demand, and Digital on October 29, 2021. Shudder, which also has UK, Australia, and New Zealand rights, will premiere the film on its platform in 2022.