There’s A Man in the Woods – 31 SPOOKS of October

Is there a man in your woods… well then you better go catch him. Kids, they certainly have their overactive imagination and while this may lead to a few white lies it’s not like they’re hurting anyone right? The short was produced during Jacob Streilein’s time at Cal-Arts and while talent was bound to be recognized it could be the millions of views across YouTube and Vimeo of this short that shined on Streilein’s resume. Streilein is now working with Jib Jab Media, Inc! and has even been apart of the daytime Emmy winning, Netflix Original Ask the StoryBots. I absolutely adore this short and won’t shy away with saying that it is one of my favorites out of the 31. The rhythmic build, the off-putting design and color palate, and the story comes together in a truly magical way.

Please enjoy today’s featured short: There’s A Man in the Woods

Damn. Kevin Spacey is looking a little unhinged since we stopped seeing his movies. A victim of mass hysteria seems more topical than it was back in 2014. There’s A Man in the Woods seems to weave together rhyme, animation, and narrative discourse in such an appealing and interesting way that allows each to shine in each moment that deserves a re-watch to comprise the full experience.

I’m going to advise you right now, if you are looking for something very similar to this I think there might be a spiritual successor. Something about the dark tone, and angularly sharp character designs reminds me a lot of today’s short. Try to find Fly Trap circulating film festivals or follow Connor Bland’s Vimeo because something tells me you’re not going to be disappointed.

That’s it for today’s spooky short, be sure to check back tomorrow for another. Be sure to like and follow/subscribe to the feature creator to support the short shown and to like and follow me to follow along and support 31 spooks of October. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a spooky, scary month. Goodbye now.


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