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Jan 9, 2009 | 8:37 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place January 10, 2009

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The deep-sea abyss (marine biology) meets the uncanny valley (psychology) in my second pure "horror" story. It's not supposed to take place in water, but it is based on the common fear of being caught in the open ocean, never knowing what might stare back at you from the murk.

I also put careful consideration into the types of television characters that people found traumatic when they were younger, and based two monsters directly off notorious examples of "nightmare fuel" from British television (they're in the same shot. I'm not British, but I do enjoy their kid's shows)

I wasn't sure how to rate the nudity or violence in this. There's only one instance of each, both rather subtle and abstract.

Not counting the double-upload of "ants," this is my thirteenth cartoon and I didn't even plan it that way!

Thanks for the feature! I wasn't expected one at all :.

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VladsteriusVladsterius

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 20, 2009

Its was... it was

its realy amazing11


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MrAidsMrAids

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 20, 2009

Pretty creepy...

But I still felt it was missing something. Storywise.

And with the monsters that appeared...

You have quite an imagination. One of the monsters reminded me of Nemisis from Resident Evil, while the one in the icon reminds me of creatures that look almost identical in Parasite Eve 2.


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Eagle14Gun2Eagle14Gun2

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 19, 2009

Wow

Yeah, wow is all I can really say. I think I see some Lovecraftian influence in there, the whole dream cycle bit as well as maybe some of his Old Gods. Also it looks like the end credits of Extreme Ghostbusters was at least a partial influence, but I could be completely wrong there. Either way, Abyssal was much, much creepier than the latter influence. The animation was flawless, especially the eye-twitches, and the audio was a very nice touch. I turned my speakers all the way up at the beginning only to very nearly shit my pants at that first ethereal shriek. Fantastic work here.


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waterwarlockwaterwarlock

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 19, 2009

Excellent!

Really great art you have here. Really disturbing.


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mataburtmataburt

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 19, 2009

Dementively creative

Human kind has always had a fascination and also a fear of the unknown darkness.
You just did a briliant job on exploiting the fear of the abyss.
GOOD JOB.


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