Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows isn’t the only film the auteur is releasing this year.
Revisiting his 1984 short, Frankenweenie, a select audience was invited to a sneak peek of the reimagined horror movie spoof in Santa Monica, California.
In the original Frankenweenie, a boy named Victor brings his dog, Sparky, back from the dead to rather ghoulish results.
Burton’s new Frankenweenie is a return to the stop-motion aesthetic that secured his status as a cult figure with A Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. It’s also a return to his youth, as the original Frankenweenie drew heavily from Burton’s own life. Producer Allison Abbate, who has worked with Burton before, said, “I do feel like this [Frankenweenie] is very different, because not only is it a story that he came up with many years ago, but then it also has so many autobiographical kind of features to it, so for him I think it was just a very personal process.”
The film is slated for an October release — just in time for Halloween!
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