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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

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.

2 weeks ago

Enjoyable and captivating

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

A passion project that refused to see the faults of its inspiration and just magnified them. Only gets interesting to watch in the 3rd act. It has all the limitations of live action an refuse to try any of animation's advantages. But Lucy Lawless does an amazing job with what little she has to work with. I hope she eventually gets worthy material.

1 month ago

a sci-fi rated R cartoon are getting better and a couple of scenes gave me the jitters. Batman Begins I wonder if this is the same blue flower in the movie and a history of the flower also a reference to Batman Vs. Superman "can a god suffer" "do you bleed" moment a great movie will watch this again.

2 months ago