Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Sandman - DVD - 2/3/10

A short animation about the horrible goings on of "The Sandman".

With a certain Eastern European feel to it this British stop-motion animation tells the story of Oscar who, after being sent off to bed, finds himself being tormented by the eponymous Sandman. By the films end little Oscar is left blinded, literally, by fear and the Sandman has returned to his lunar home to feed his children.

With knowing references to all sorts of horror films including "The Thing", "Nosferatu", "Alien" and "The Exorcist" this short film packs a lot into just nine minutes and left me feeling quite disturbed and upset by what I had just seen...almost the dictionary definition of a good film for me. Director Paul Berry saw this film Oscar nominated in 1992 and eighteen years later it still packs a punch.

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