Billed as ‘The Dark Crystal meets HP Lovecraft,’ the ‘The Mill at Calder’s End’ is a stunning puppet horror movie filmed in a world designed with the input of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
If there’s one flick that’s grabbed my attention, it’s the upcoming Gothic horror, ‘The Mill at Calder’s End‘, Kevin McTurk’s all puppet feature which takes it’s cue from classic’s like ‘The Dark Crystal’ and merges it with Lovecraftian storytelling.
The project originated on Kickstarter, where McTurk to sought raise 32,000 bucks to make the film and end up doubling that amount. Peeps love puppets!
Mcturk assembled an all-star team of puppeteers and creature designers to create a dark and murky world. The puppets look damn good, it’ll take you a min to realize your not looking at real people.
Featuring the voice talents of Jason Flemyng and Barbara Steele, among others, the film is set in Victorian England and tells the tale of Nicolas Grimshaw, who returns home to unearth the dark secret of the mill and Calder’s End.
One of the many awesome things about this flick is that Mike Mignola, creator of ‘Hellboy‘ is one one of the concept artists behind the films look. Groovy!
No release date has yet been set, but you can bet we’ll keep ya updated.
You can peep all sorts of goodies, like production art and a narrative video by one of the characters over at the film’s Official Site.