First Look: Attack of the Demons
Austin animator Eric Power debuts latest at Cinepocalypse today
By Richard Whittaker,
11:50AM, Sun. Jun. 16, 2019
Is it too late to get a flight to Chicago? Today's the last day of the Cinepocalypse film festival, but it's also the world premiere of Attack of the Demons, the latest animated horror from Austin animator Eric Power - and we've got a first look at his paper bloodbath.
Power was our cover star for his first feature, Path of Blood (read "Austin Animator Eric Power Slices and Dices," April 20, 2018 for more on his samurai epic). At the time, he mentioned he had another project on the go, Attack of the Demons. In fact, he'd started developing both at the same time, but Path of Blood came to fruition quicker, in no small part because the animation for Demons was going to be more complicated. Power's preferred technique is cutout animation (using 2D paper puppets, shot in stop-motion), a slow process but one that allows him to serve as sole director and animator. After finishing his first feature film, he worked with scriptwriter Andreas Peterson to create a lean, mean retro-horror, and now that 74 minute goregasm debuts at Cinepocalypse.
After feudal Japan for Path of Blood, now Power has taken his paper and scissors to rural Colorado in 1994, where a demonic cult has raised an army of nightmarish creatures, and only three ill-equipped friends have any chance of saving the world and cancelling this particular apocalypse. Now here's that first teaser:
We'll have more news on Attack of the Demons as it heads to screens.