We Are the Strange

We Are the Strange

We Are the Strange

Running Time: 88 mins

Monsters Inc. meets The Nightmare Before Christmas inside of a retro Japanese video game in We Are the Strange, the latest animated feature from the dark mind of M dot Strange. It is a haunting visionary tale in which two diametrically opposed outcasts fight for survival in a sinister fantasy world.

After meeting in the somber Forest of Still Life, an abused young woman (Blue) reluctantly follows a carefree doll (Emmm) to Stopmo City on his unreasonable quest for ice cream. Fraught with danger, their journey finds Blue and Emmm in the middle of a deadly battle between bizarre monsters. But when a flamboyant ultraviolet hero (Rain) appears and effortlessly dispatches all the horrible monsters in his path, an impossible battle against the source of all that is evil in Stopmo City ensues.

Director M dot Strange makes film history as the ultimate animation auteur, and one-man animation studio, by fulfilling almost every production role and creating every frame of his 88-minute film with his trademark "Str8nime" style—a bold and vivid new mixture of Strangeness, 8-bit videogame culture, and Japanese Anime. The future of cinema is here and is guaranteed to be a little, well...strange.

Mike Rabehl

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