Animated by Norman McLaren, using his adroit ink-on-film technique, Mary Ellen Bute's film visualizes Camille Saint-Saëns' DANSE MACABRE. It features colored globes, ellipses and triangles that move ghost-like over monochromatic backgrounds, communicating the notion of spirits rising from a graveyard. Commercially Bute's most successful film, SPOOK SPORT ran for months at Radio City Music Hall. — Jan-Christopher Horak
The story suggested here is that bewitching hour of midnight, spooks and ghosts arise from their graves to cavort about and make merry.