Sometimes, the most hyped projects are not necessarily the best, and this may be proven true with Stopmotion. A work that is already causing a stir with its initial previews.
At the editorial office, there are several of us who love to have our hearts pounding when faced with unsettling things. But some are more resilient than others. However, when it comes to horror, there is no lack of interest, whether it be through video games or cinema. While I am still recovering from “L’Exorciste Dévotion” – there may be an exorcism in the form of an article coming up soon – we wanted to introduce a project that has really caught our eye in recent days. It is “Stopmotion.”
A Terrifying Trailer for the Horror Film Stopmotion
What is Stopmotion? It is a horror film set to be released on February 23, 2024 in the United States, and, hopefully, sometime this year in France. This feature film by Robert Morgan, who directed the segment “Deloused” in ABCs of Death 2, summarizes both its story and the technique used for certain scenes. Besides traditional shots, there will be multiple stop-motion sequences. This is an animation format where an object is photographed and the images are assembled to create movement. This technique was used for “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Coraline,” and the cult classic “Wallace & Gromit.”
Robert Morgan is very skilled in this area, having already produced several short films using this method. Stopmotion tells the story of an animator, Ella, who brings to life a creepy project without knowing that she is in for a surprise. This creation will come to life and surpass the boundaries of fiction. The official synopsis of the film reads, “Ella works in the demanding field of stop-motion animation. She works in the overwhelming shadow of her mother, a former discipline star who is now unable to complete a project. A tragic event will push Ella towards a different form of creation.”
We won’t reveal a particularly special part of the Stopmotion trailer, but after watching it, we are hyped. It’s dark, creepy, quite gritty – everything one could ask for in a horror film. According to the initial feedback from those who saw it at the PIFF 2023 festival, it lives up to its promises. A startling and terrifying gem that is sure to send shivers down the spine. We hope to not be disappointed by its official release..