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Apr 4, 2011 | 2:00 PM EDT

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"The Book" is an unfinished short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft.
I changed the story, but the main idea is the same: A young man finds an ancient, dangerous book, which can give him power to visit strange dimensions.

I hope you enjoy it,

Edit: Thanks everyone :)
About the story: The animation is similiar to the book until he wakes up in the other dimension. After that I changed it, in the book he returns safely to his room.

I'll definitely make more animations based on lovecraft or with a similiar atmosphere. I'm also planning a strange, dark-themed series.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


It was so sad, but good. ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


for this video. it's very noir and the music fits almost perfectly. the stile was very fit for the story. i love lovecraft. i love you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

H.P would be proud!

Excellent story, easy to follow, suspenseful and had me at the edge of my seat. Love what you did with the ending as well. 10/10 and 5/5 is my vote

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

H. P. would be proud!

Being a bit of a Lovecraft fan, I'd say this was an ideal way to showcase one of his stories. I know it is difficult to sum up a full book in one short flash, but you did a heck of a job. This story in particular, you brought out the suspense without trying to turn it to horror... just as Lovecraft would have wanted it. Well done! Straight to favorites, this goes...

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Somewhat short, a little too linear for my liking, the end was mm a trifle uncreative, it lacked buildup and payoff, and development.
I could dig the style, It reminded me a bit of Nocturna.
The music couldve been maybe a little more foreboding too.
And the freakout animation was sort of so n so..