The Sandman
UK, 1991, 10 minutes
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The Sandman Synopsis

On a dark night, as the clock strikes eight, a mother sends her child upstairs to bed with only a candle for light. The child is wary, then frightened. The child hears something climbing the stairs. We see a birdlike man, his head like a crescent moon, stealthily then noisily approach the child's room. Mother appears to kiss the child good night. Has the sandman been a figment of the child's imagination? Then, he appears in the child's room and, as the child sleeps, leans over and takes something, leaps to the window, throws open the sash, and flies to a nest where two hungry fledglings cry. What has the sandman brought them?

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Reviewed by sharonmae
This is definitely not The Sandman that we know! While everyone else knows that The Sandman sprinkles magic sand to lull kids to  a good night's sleep this bird-like creature... more
This is definitely not The Sandman that we know! While everyone else knows that The Sandman sprinkles magic sand to lull kids to  a good night's sleep this bird-like creature literally gorges eyes out!  Twisted,  grotesque, hair-raising! But these elements, heightened by the rising crescendo of background piano music helps build up the suspense and makes the film so effective.  From the start, one can see the disproportioned lines, the curves and the stairs that  seemed to go on forever.  All of these visual techniques contribute to the essence of this flick. Do check out this flick! 
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  • This one is a Classic!

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