The Cat With Hands

When trying to understand the differences between concepts of terror, horror and the uncanny with a friend recently I was introduced to this particularly startling short film directed by Robert Morgan. While for me the narrative does border on the simply frightening, both in its style and content I cannot deny its uncanny character. The somewhat waxy animation seems to play on the theory of the uncanny valley, while the thematic blurring of the line of identity and of boundaries between mind and world, all speak to its powerful effect upon the human faculty of awe.

For More Information:

http://www.animusfilms.co.uk/robertmorgan.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

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One thought on “The Cat With Hands

  1. PILAS says:

    Interesting blog
    thanx and good luck

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