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The Spine of Night

Released Oct 29, 2021 1h 34m Fantasy Horror Animation TRAILER for The Spine of Night: Trailer 1 List
80% Tomatometer 71 Reviews 62% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
In THE SPINE OF NIGHT, 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. Read More Read Less
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With a hard fantasy story that stands in service of its eye-catching animation, The Spine of Night is a distinctive treat for genre enthusiasts.

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Kambole Campbell Empire Magazine The Spine Of Night is here to satiate the cravings of those who miss a particular brand of animated storytelling, updated with added psychedelic fervour and plenty of extra-gnarly bloodshed. Rated: 4/5 Mar 23, 2022 Full Review Leslie Felperin Guardian A heady, fizzy mix that’s very watchable, probably even more so for viewers open to the use of chemical assistance. Rated: 3/5 Mar 22, 2022 Full Review Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News "Spine" is a throwback to the go-for-broke days of "Heavy Metal," but unlike that multistoried fantasy this one tells a cohesive tale. Rated: 3/4 Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Paul Klein FILMHOUNDS Magazine The primary audience for a film of this nature, and one suspects writer-director duo Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King knows this, is probably those who enjoy getting high and watching madness unfurl. Rated: 3/5 Jul 5, 2024 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed It’s an unabashed celebration of Ralph Bakshi, Frank Frazetta, steam punk, and heavy metal... Oct 3, 2023 Full Review Nuha Hassan Nuha Hassan The Spine of Night is an exceptionally beautifully crafted animation and blends themes of violence with horror and fantasy. Sep 4, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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steven d Superb. Beautifully crafted and well voiced. A gory and violently surreal animation thats def not for kids. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Bartek E Wife and I loved it! A wonderful homage to rotoscoped 80's fantasy moves. Definitely recommend if you enjoyed Heavy Metal or Ralph Bakshi films like Fire and Ice. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Darren D "The Spine of Night" Blood-soaked Rotoscope animation bringing us tales of ancient Gods, magic & violence. A must for fans of the old school animation style. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/13/23 Full Review Hugo - Shudder F The greed for power and influence is taken to an extreme in this dark and ultra-violent animated movie. Impressively well written and beautiful visuals! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Jerry A It's alright. Voice acting leaves a lot to be desired, hearing Patton Oswalts voice made me almost turn it off. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/29/22 Full Review matthew r Yeah, so, this one was different. Very Heavy Metalish vibe. It wasnt terrible, the plot was decent, animation is very 1980s. Some surprise voices in the cast. Not for everyone, but personally i liked it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In THE SPINE OF NIGHT, 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.
Director
Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Producer
Will Battersby, Philip Gelatt, Jean Rattle
Screenwriter
Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Distributor
RLJE Films
Production Co
Gorgonaut, Reno Productions
Genre
Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 29, 2021, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 29, 2021
Runtime
1h 34m
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