"There's something vile in them here woods,
a vicious brute in wicked boots!
It has frightful fingers,
a maw of a mouth,
an enormous nose,
a horror head.
Better not mess with that evil creature!"
The Monster of Nix, the highly anticipated animated musical by Dutch artist and filmmaker Rosto, is nearing completion. The 30 minute long, existentialist fairy tale will hit the screens Spring 2011. Rosto’s previous films have been described as hyper-intense cinematic experiences. Unconventional stories take place in an apocalyptic universe of surreal landscapes inhabited by dark alter egos. The film is as compelling and visually overwhelming as its predecessors but this time suitable for kids from 10 to 100. "Strange kids, maybe" adds Rosto smilingly. The dark fairy tale tells of Willy, a troubled boy who fights the destructive force of an all-devouring monster in the village of Nix.