This upcoming gothic horror The Mill at Calder’s End, is directed by Kevin McTurk. It features an all puppet cast, 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 sought to raise $32,000 to make the film, and ended up doubling that amount!
McTurk assembled an all-star team of puppeteers and creature designers to create a dark and murky world. The puppets look damn good.
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 of the concept artists behind the films look.
The Witch of the Mill. This restless spirit will be voiced by horror legend Barbara Steele. (Sculpture by Mitch Devane).
Nicholas Grimshaw's deceased father, Harrison Grimshaw. (Sculpture by Mitch Devane).
Nicholas Grimshaw, the narrator of this tale.(Sculpture by Arjen Tuiten).
No release date has yet been set, but there's all sorts of goodies, like production art and a narrative video by one of the characters over at the film’s Official Site.
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See the trailer: