Seriously, you guys. Does this not look amazing? Spook Train comes from the mind of Lee Hardcastle, the director of the “T is for Toilet” segment of The ABCs of Death. From what I can tell, this one is another anthology film; 10 different rooms give us 10 different stories, with the kids riding the titular Spook Train ride tying the whole thing together.
Claymation horror is definitely an untapped medium, but I think it’s a stroke of genius waiting to happen. Remember way back before CGI when horror films had to do everything the old fashioned, practical way? This kind of reminds me of that. Evil Dead II is what immediately comes to mind for me – specifically the dancing, headless corpse scene – but take your pick from any of the other classics. Or ParaNorman. That works, too.
Hardcastle is Kickstarting the project right now, so if it floats your metaphorical boat as much as it does mine, head on over and contribute. Because really: Who doesn’t want to see a clay zombie get torn apart by a clay shell from a clay shotgun fired by a badass clay dude?