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Apr 14, 2009 | 10:49 PM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place April 16, 2009

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Author Comments

A mirror in a toy music box is the portal to creepy parallel universe.

Hey guys... Havn't posted a new flash FOREVER!!! Sorry about that... But Now that I'm finally done with school I can get down and dirty with the creations!!! I really hope you all like this one...

Please give me feed back!!!! I NEED IT!!!
Any comment is helpful!!!
Thanks Always! Ashley Voortman



Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is wonderful and creepy animation, you did a good job. But the only problem is you are pushing the "E" rating a little, I think.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ok, Some crazy parts, but mostly just creepy. Overall really great


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars




Rated 4 / 5 stars

Welcome to Another World, Right Before You!

Ashley Voortman is a flash author who has a good background in creating music videos. Her earliest works predate the whole push to keep the community from using popular musicians and bands' material, so "Dead Bodies" borrows a track from KoRn. This is a toybox littered with the macabre, enough to scare the little children and throw the "E" Rating into question. If the images get disturbing enough it could enter the "T" range. Even so, there isn't gratuitous gallons of gore so it shouldn't matter much.

The animation appears to have been rotoscoped but without enough scrubbing to smooth the edges out a little. The sound quality is also terrible, dating back to a time when everyone was sensitive about the proper amount of audio quality. The last gripe deals with the inconsistent ending, because the song's outro takes forever and gave her little inspiration about where else to take the scene. These gripes do little to dissuade at least one view, because this is one of the few good Gothic music videos.

The chilling duality in the imagery evokes a borderline German expressionist aesthetic, the same stuff used in film noir. The interpretation of what is going on is left with the viewer. Visuals and effects are on the simple side, although it must have been a slap in the face to duplicate the effects of a mirror in the animation and compose two variations of one character. If anything, Ashley ought to be commended for taking the really technical challenges under wing, because nobody else on Newgrounds has tried it before. If so... then certainly not with that much action happening in front of the mirror!

"Dead Bodies" is a frightening spell that should certainly inspire some Halloween costumes and maybe another listen to KoRn's discography... or maybe just shut the monitor off for ten minutes until the shivering comes under tentative control. Ashley has yet to claim a Daily First for her consistent work over the years, but maybe that will change in the present day.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Dead Bodies

Twisted and awesome. Only recommendation I would make is just a slight improvement on animation. Other than that, rock on!