Short Film Friday: ‘Rabbit’s Blood’ Is The Best Kind Of Weird

By  · Published on September 29th, 2017

“Lynchian” doesn’t really begin to describe it.

A stark, darkly funny animation whose styles evoke those of Japan and Eastern Europe, Rabbit’s Blood creates an odd world at the intersection of cartoonishness and realism. The fluctuating colors filling in the clothes combined with the jarringly natural sound design make for an uneasy viewing experience that can create moments of fear and humor as easily as it puts us on edge.

Animator Sarina Nihei finds a bit of Don Hertzfeldt and David Lynch, then jostles them together with a repugnant cuteness that’s almost too much to watch. I thought it was great.

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