Sanctus – An Uncanny Short Horror Film

Sanctus – An Uncanny Short Horror Film


Sanctus is an experiment in The Uncanny.
“The Uncanny” is the name of an essay written in 1919 by Sigmund Freud which
explores intellectual uncertainty, repressed impulses, and childhood fears. It’s the notion of being robbed of one’s
eyes. It relies heavily on repetition,
doppelgangers, doubles, disorientation and many other familiar yet unfamiliar
elements. The Uncanny leaves an individual with a sense of rejection,
repulsion, and cognitive dissonance. Before writing the horror masterpiece
“The Shining”, Stanley Kubrick and his writing partner Diane Johnson studied the uncanny and
went on to incorporate it’s ideas and themes throughout the screenplay. This is one of the reasons why The
Shining has become one of the most heavily analyzed and puzzling horror
movies of all time. With Sanctus we’ll create a unique series of events based
on the uncanny, to create an amazing psychological horror film experience. Sanctus is an experiment in self-
psychoanalysis relying heavily on symbolism with open-ended meanings. We’re creating a cinematic manipulation
coupled with an unearthly soundscape. We’ll deliver a mind-bending event that
is going to take your rationality on an adventure. Where it takes you is
completely up to your subconscious. Your interpretation is guaranteed to be
personal and will be uniquely yours. Each time you watch Sanctus you’ll find
your interpretations will shift and change. Are you brave enough to see what you’ll
discover?

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