Nightgaunts

Nightgaunts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Films | 0 comments

This very short film is based on H P Lovecraft’s poem ”Nightgaunts”, which is itself a part of the longer sonnet cycle ”Fungi From Yuggoth”. My main reason for doing this is because I found what I think is a very good recital of the text, done by John Hutch on YouTube. I got his permission to use the audio from his video, and recruited my long-suffering Lovecraftian victim Jimmy Bäckström to writhe about and balance on a stool in front of a green screen to appear to be carried off by the nasty nightgaunts, which were, as usual, stop-motion animated puppets (more about them in my ”Puppets” section).