Gruesome Reviews

“The Narrative of Victor Karloch” (2012) and “The Mill at Calder’s End” (2015): Puppetry Brings Ghost Stories to Chilling Life in “The Spirit Cabinet” Short Films

Using bunraku puppets and in-camera effects, director Kevin McTurk has crafted two short supernatural horror films that are marvelously rendered and meticulously detailed. These first two installments in his The Spirit Cabinet series are imbued with a sense of old-school wonder, traditional special effects, and classic storytelling, and at the same time, they also feel […]