A unique 7-minute film One Night In Hell featuring brand new music from Brian May is set to make its Hollywood bow before taking its place as the main event at Halloween Horror Nights running from Sep 18 to Nov 1.
Premiering September 18 in Los Angeles, seven-minute short One Night In Hell is a unique horror film that utilises effects that will “captivate and astound” audiences. Former Queen guitarist Brian May collaborated through his London Stereoscopic Company with leading production and animation studio Unanico Group to adapt the critically acclaimed book Diableries into a magical seven minute film.
Styled after the traditional Diableries stereo cards from 19th century France, the film uses an innovative combination of CGI, 2D and stop motion animation to bring to life for the first time the Diableries stereo cards that have fascinated devotees for over 150 years and inspired the earliest film-makers, including Georges Méliès.
Timed at six minutes and 66 seconds long, the film is adapted from the book Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell by Brian May, Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming. May’s music forms part of a specially designed soundtrack developed using state of the art Dolby Atmos sound which will provide enhanced clarity, richness and detail in cinemas capable of delivering Dolby’s latest innovation.
The music arranged and produced by Brian May was recorded with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague. The film’s climax is a demonic concert, in which Satan is the conductor and the skeleton is the lead guitarist, as Queen’s “We Will Rock You” combines with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture in a way that it has never been played before.
Directed by Jason Jameson and James Hall, One Night in Hell is a spectacular animation event that tells the story of one skeleton’s journey into a stereoscopic Hell. Launched at over 20 film festivals worldwide, it was given five stars in the British press, proclaimed by Esquire to be the “best film you’ll see all Halloween,” and hit the number one spot for short films on iTunes.
“Devilishly happy that our demonic short film One Night in Hell is to feature at Universal Studios – generating a new kind of Halloween Havoc. It rocks, it jives [and] it’ll rattle yer bones!” said May.
“It has been an incredible pleasure working with Brian May on One Night in Hell. A skilled team of 3D and 2D animators, graphic artists and sound designers in our London studio have done an amazing job bringing the Diableries characters to life, and Brian’s score really shines,” said Paul Laikin, Producer at Unanico Group.
Halloween Horror Nights 2015 offers a haunting new slate of nightmares featuring the most authentic scares from some of the biggest horror properties in film and TV. One Night In Hell is set to be a main attraction at the event, which runs from 18th September until 1 November.