Spook Sport (1940)

  |  Animation, Short, Horror


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It's midnight in a graveyard. The principal characters are spooks, ghosts, bats, bells, and, at the end, the sun. As midnight strikes, 12 spooks appear, then two ghosts. They move to the ... See full summary »

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26 May 2018 | Michael_Elliott
Beautiful to Look At
Spook Sport (1940)

*** (out of 4)

The story is quite simple as the setting is a graveyard at night where there are bats, bells, ghosts and spooks. This animated film from Mary Ellen Bute and Norman McLaren is quite simply very fascinating to say the least. During the opening credits we are given a title card that shows us various shapes and it tells us what characters those shapes are playing. From here the use of music shows off the various shapes and their haunting of this graveyard. There's no question that this animated film is very "artsy" and that it's not going to go over well with more mainstream folks but I personally thought it was very entertaining and it actually looked excellent. There were a lot of details in the animation and there's no doubt that visually it's quite impressive.

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Genres

Animation | Short | Horror

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Release Date:

1940

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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