When: Tue., Nov. 10, 9:20 p.m. and Wed., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. 2015
Spanish director Samuel Ortí Martí spent more than a decade as an animator for Aardman Films, the studio renowned for the Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit series. Martí's first independent full-length feature film is Possessed (Pos eso), a stop-motion-animated film that surreally blends spellbinding claymation characterizations with nightmare-inducing horror. Trini, a depressed flamenco dancer, suspects her son Damian is behind a recent spate of brutal killings. Her only recourse is to ask a defrocked priest for help. Featuring over-the-top gore and a wickedly irreverent sense of humor, Possessed screens at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday (November 10 and 11) at the Hi-Pointe Backlot (1005 McCausland Avenue; 314-995-6273 or www.cinemastlouis.org) as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Tickets are $10 to $12.