10 Days of Horror – Day Six: Alma

As we all know, there’s nothing more chilling than a Pixar movie, right? OK – so perhaps there are quite a few things a lot more chilling, but Day Six of 10 Days of Horror offers up a Pixar inspired film which shows that cutesy animation and a whimsical outlook can still be a fertile breeding ground for scary goings on.

Introducing Alma:

With an animation style and score reminiscent of Pixar’s Up (2009), it will come as no surprise to find that the film’s director Rodrigo Blaas did in fact serve as an animator for Pixar, not only on Up, but also on Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), and Wall-E (2008). Essentially, the vast majority of the animation giant’s movies up to that point. Drawing on his animation experience on blockbuster movies, Blaas went on to direct Alma, which builds on the familiar warmth we associate with a Pixar movie, lulling you into a false sense of security before providing a chilling conclusion.

Watch Alma:

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With only four more servings of 10 Days of Horror left to savour I hope you’re all getting thoroughly warmed up for Halloween. Join me tomorrow for Day Seven: Mamá.

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