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UK 2020
produced by
Selene Kapsaski, Gabriella Kapsaski, Rahel Kapsaski for Après Vague Productions
directed by Rahel Kapsaski
starring the voices of Ciaron Davies, Herschell Kapsaski
written, edited, puppets, sets, visual effects & animation by Rahel Kapsaski, music by Daniele Santagiuliana

animation, short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

The opening title card of this movie already says it best: "Black Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog in British folklore. Legend says that whoever encounters the creature will suffer terrible misfortune and death." Now the Black Shuck of this story is especially vicious as it attacks a church during mass, killing lots of people. However the local priest manages to chain it, and believing in the good of all of God's creatures tries to tame it. But does a Black Shuck want to be tamed?

 

A wonderful stop motion short that takes a piece of folklore - and tells it in the most grotesque and gruesome way possible. And really the stop motion approach lends itself remarkably well to that as it at the same time looks slightly old-fashioned (in comparison to today's CGI overkill that is) but puts no actual boundaries on the filmmaker's imagination - and director Rahel Kapsaski really has a field day here, not so much by just going all-out gruesome but by turning the macabre factor up to 11 and creating a proper atmospher of doom throughout, making this a real delight for fans of unusual horror.

 

 

 

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