Monster of the Day #1632

As 12 years (including five or six years of two events per annum), T-Fest all but runs itself these days. Sandy opened this year’s skein with this Japanese short film (about 50 minutes) featuring a young girl whose baby brother dies after an accident. She takes him to the mysterious unseen figure who lives in the woods and fixes toys for all the local children. As you’d expect, there are rules that must be followed, and they aren’t followed quite as well as they could be. Still, this is less a shocker than an exercise in mood and low-grade chills. A nice little start to the show.

  • Gamera977

    Hope everyone had a good time and safe trip.

    I’m curious what film is this.

  • So am I, actually.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Image search brings up ” Gangu Shuriya” / ” Toy Re-animator”

  • Flangepart

    Looks like an angry ginger root.

  • kgb_san_diego

    It was actually, a really, really cool effect, easily one of the most noteworthy parts of the film.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I’d call that impressive if I could identify it.

    And I hope the films were fun for everyone.

  • Reginald Van Der Slythe III

    For the most part, yes. One of Jabootu’s own made an appearance, though, and it was…not fun.