This is Bolero's running mate for favorite animated piece. I highly value music combined with animation. You can become absorbed in a world of movement fully when they are combined. Every Halloween I would get excited because I knew that this would be airing over and over for a whole week on tv. It kind of scared me, but not the demons, the silence and the bells were frightening. The part that always stuck out the most was the lesser demons shirking away in the dawn of the bells. They seem to suffer such deep aches.
I associate the Old Mill with Night on Bald Mountain because they would air together. I also very much love this short. Very tactile.