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The Spine of Night

The Spine of Night

Directed by Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King

This violent fantasy-horror epic, about the history of a land that never was, begins when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant. He falls to its darker temptations and in so doing, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, it falls to people of different ilk and culture to attempt to stop him. Among those who stand against him are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.

Witness a violent, animated fantasy-horror epic about an ambitious young man and the forbideen knowledge of a sacred plant.

Cast: Betty Gabriel, Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Joe Manganiello, Patton Oswalt

Member Reviews

Okay, the animation is bad. Heavy Metal bad. It's not easy on the eyes at all, but trust me, just go with it. By the final few 10 minutes, you won't care. Seriously, this is really really good. I loved the story arc, and didn't see where it was going until the those final few minutes. The violence was straight out of Metalocalypse, over the top hilarious. I recognized Patton Oswalt almost immediately but had no idea about Lucy Lawless. I loved it. Even if you're not into fantasy, it's 90 minutes very well spent.

6 days ago

Perfect film

2 weeks ago

I probably never would have watched this if it hadn’t been on shudder TV but I’m really glad I did. The story was very ambitious and I got into it. The animated violence looked great and I appreciated the inclusion of some male nudity.

1 month ago

Enjoyable and captivating

1 month ago

I'm not normally big on animated stuff even if it's adult themed but I truly enjoyed this for what it was , not judging too hard here though I was entertained.

1 month ago