Vincent [1982]

“His mother said, “You’re not possessed, and you’re not almost dead. / These games that you play are all in your head. / You’re not Vincent Price, you’re Vincent Malloy.”

Director : Tim Burton

Writer :  Tim Burton

Cast (voice) : Vincent Price

Story : Vincent Malloy isn’t your typical kid, his favorite writer is Edgard Allen Poe and losses his mind in grim daydreams where he has a zombie dog and shares his room with spiders and bats. But soon a gruesome passage breaks his world, his wife had been buried dead.

What I Liked :

– the short’s style seems fresh, it is a typical Tim Burton production: the art, the atmosphere, the story and so on, but somehow it still had an air of freshness

– I loved that his daydreams are only put on pause when his mother comes by creating a nice contrast between his dark inner world and the brighter reality

Final Note :

3.5 out of 4

Interesting Facts :

“When Vincent Price was asked what he thought of the short, he said that it was “the most gratifying thing that ever happened. It was immortality – better than a star on Hollywood Boulevard.” (imdb)

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2 thoughts on “Vincent [1982]

  1. Haha. I’ve watched this short film a year ago, when a film friend did a review with it, and I must say it was really enthralling, especially the narration.

    Though it wouldn’t be surprising that Vincent loves Edgar Allan Poe, since Tim Burton also loves Edgar Allan Poe. :]

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