26 October 2014

The Colors of Evil

Vivian is not a happy girl.  She is put upon bullied at school by one of the prettier girls and badly wants revenge.  Another horror movie trope is put in place and our expectations are raised! Good job, then, that Vivian has Devil Summoning for Kids among her books at home.  Unfortunately, the devil that she summons isn’t quite what she was expecting.  However, if this animated short by Alyse Miller and Phillip Simon, teaches us – patience is a virtue. Oh, and possibly never judge a book by it cover too.

The Colors of Evil was created by the pair as part of the Computer Animation Program at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. It’s a stunning job (who would guess this was a student film?) and bodes very well for what we might expect from Miller and Simon in the future.