7.4/10 (IMDB)

Moon Garden

1h 36m Drama | Fantasy | Horror
Moon Garden
Moon Garden

About

When a little girl has a terrible accident and slips into a coma, she finds herself thrust into a darkly surreal industrial dreamworld. Haunted by a nightmarish spectre that feeds off her tears, she must follow her mother’s radio-static voice to find her way back to consciousness. Shot on expired 35mm film stock with vintage rehoused lenses, MOON GARDEN is a fantastical odyssey and a visionary, handcrafted, and fully practical work of art that shows how a child can shine light even in the darkest places.

Director

Ryan Stevens Harris

Cast

Augie Duke, Brionne Davis, Haven Lee Harris

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2023

Country

United States

Language

English


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "Does a fantastic job creating a novel world that combines stop motion, forward and backward moving timelapses, and paper cut-out animation with a simple, but incredibly effective monster, as well as sets that are just as beautiful as they are frightening."
    - ScreenAnarchy
  • "Whilst Moon Garden’s visuals incite nightmares, the emotional weight hits like a sledgehammer. The combination ensure a film that will linger. Mad God with a pounding, bleeding emotional heart, MOON GARDEN is an unforgettable experience."
    - THN
  • "A dazzling use of various effects and animation techniques to tell a child's-eye-view story of purgatory, or something awfully close to it."
    - Movie Nation

Awards

  • Fantaspoa Int'l Fantastic Film Festival
  • A Night of Horror Int'l Film Festival
  • Motor City Nightmares Int'l Film Festival
  • Richmond Int'l Film Festival
  • Boston Underground Film Festival
  • Micheaux Film Festival
  • Nightmares Film Festival
  • Grimmfest
  • FilmQuest
  • Flickers' Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival

Festivals

  • Fantaspoa Int'l Fantastic Film Festival
  • Fantasmagoría - Festival de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de Medellín
  • Dances with Films Festival