Work In Progress
Uncanny Stories

L’Étrange collection


Online: Monday, February 14–Monday, February 21, 2022

In English • 60 min

A Conversation with the Writers




Uncanny Stories is a horror anthology conceived and created by artists passionate about the genre. It combines literature and animation and includes six chapters, conceived by six directors as short films and adapted from fantastic shorts written by emblematic authors Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Jean Ray, the Grimm brothers, and Laura Kasischke.

For this exclusive prerecorded Work in Progress, all the writers gathered together to discuss the creation of the series and the artistic choices they made to adapt the classic horror stories. Participants include: Izù Troin, Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli, Fabrice Luang Vija, Benoît Razy, Morten Riisberg Hansen, and Hefang Wei.

The short film Fierce by Izù Troin will be screened in addition to the discussion.

Fierce (Féroce)

Dir. Izù Troin, France, Switzerland, Belgium, 2017, 15 min, color
In French with English subtitles

A young corporate executive is kidnapped from his apartment. He wakes up in the middle of a forest only to be stalked by a mysterious hunter.

Trailer