Twisted Tales for Demented Children is the name of the series of 3D stop motion animated short films created by the people behind Bleeding Art Industries and Skeleton Girl – the first film in the anthology – and Mary and the Looking Glass, the second film, currently in pre-production.
Twisted Tales Synopsis
After raging fires consume much of the city, residents seek shelter wherever they can find it – many fleeing to underground sanctuary. The world is introduced to a new weapon of terror and destruction so horrific it cracks open a rift between what is real and what is imagined. Children are separated from their parents, surviving in the voids that have been created. The Twisted Tales for Demented Children series takes place within this world, one not confined by standard rules. Scattered to the winds, seven children, once bound together, must forge their way in a universe where one’s actions can have devastating consequences.
Skeleton Girl — Tale 1
Skeleton Girl is the story of Millicent, a small orphan girl who lives in a land of make-believe and her overactive imagination. One day as she goes for a walk in the woods, Millicent comes upon an abandoned cemetery where she takes a valuable gem from one of the gravestones. That night, during a spectacular thunderstorm, she begins to hear the tapping of bony fingers, and soon a cacophony of noises and images play out on the walls of her room. As a skeleton pays a visit to retrieve what is rightfully hers, Millicent soon discovers why it isn’t a good idea to steal from the dead.
Mary and the Looking Glass — Tale 2
Mary is a dreamer, an orphan child who lives with her aunt. Separated from her parents after they died in a tragic accident, Mary spends much of her time alone, wishing she were anywhere than where she is.
Like many young girls her age, she likes to pretend that she is a princess, applying lipstick in front of her bedroom mirror, and dressing up in frilly dresses. She prefers books to people and her own company to that of others.
Ignored by her classmates, Mary can’t wait to return home to her books, her pet dog, and her beloved mirror. What starts out as playful preening and posing in front of the glass becomes something darker, as the image reflected back to her turns into something else.