This coming Sunday on Adult Swim, a new episode of Rick and Morty will be followed by two of the latest cartoons to join the Williams Street library. The Shivering Truth will premiere at midnight, and JJ Villiard’s Fairy Tales will follow at 12:15.
First, Vernon Chatman’s The Shivering Truth returns for a second season. Though it’s not entirely serious, the series is a legitimate attempt to get under the viewer’s skin and plant the seeds of nightmares before bedtime. It’s an anthology series featuring the most surreal, disturbing imagery possible with the art of stop-motion.
This season’s stories will feature the voices of Kate Berlant, Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac, Julia Davis, Chris Elliott, Will Forte, Josh Gad, Miranda July, Jason Mantzoukas, Kyle Mooney, Griffin Newman, Ego Nwodim, Alia Shawkat, and Tierra Whack, along with creator, director and co-writer Chatman.
JJ Villiard’s Fairy Tales is a very, very Adult Swim take on the classic stories of the Brothers Grimm…and those were already pretty messed up! This new animated series packs in an all-star voice cast from the genre of horror and elsewhere, including Linda Blair, Warwick Davis, Robert Englund, Corey Feldman, Alan Oppenheimer, Jennifer Tilly, and Villiard himself.
You can experience these two warped, trippy experiences for yourself this Sunday starting at midnight on Adult Swim. You’ve been warned.