Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching award-winning illustrator and director Vincent Marcone’s (My Pet Skeleton, The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow) mesmerizing short film The Lady Paranorma. Now, seeing as how this movie is produced by Rue Morgue Cinema’s Rodrigo Gudiño and Marco Pecota, you might assume my enthusiasm is rooted in an obligation to tow the company line but, though I may be expected to spread the word, I don’t endorse anything unless it really moves me and I certainly don’t write things like this: The Lady Paranorma is special.
Wonderfully narrated by Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy, it’s an exceptionally well-executed animated film about a woman who goes searching for the source of the ghostly whispers that haunt her. With all the whimsy of the best classic fairy tales and some really lush, enchanting visuals, Marcone has created what he calls a “visual poem dedicated to the weird inside all of us.”
With festival screenings to be announced shortly, you can check out the trailer on the new Lady Paranorma Facebook page and don’t forget to hit “Like” if you dig what you see.