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Lychgate is the old english term for the entrance to a church graveyard.

This is an animation for NG Halloween 2009. I was planning to do something for this flash-off for a while and only started 5 weeks ago. I love horror and strange movies so I thought I'd make a bloody weird animation this year.

This is open to interpretation, or you can just think of it as some weird bloody movie, but I think you can tell that all of the characters are dead. Nonetheless creepers, blood and gore are what I love about Halloween so I dug into my brain, pulled this storyboard out and that's what was going in.

5 weeks of labor made this and I'm satisfied with the result for what it is. I enjoyed making it and hope you enjoy watching it.

Thank you to Heroin Slug, an excellent musical artist who provided excellent soundtracks for me. If you're interested in his work leave me a private mesaage or comment about it below.
Congratulations and thanks to Ixintro as well.
Also thank you to Slanted2, a friend of mine who's been animating with me since the start.
Another thank you to Mrs.Tetor and Mrs.Baldauff from my high school for making it possible to do my last 2 movies in school. I owe them 3 trophies and a giant check from the PA computer fair.

Happy Halloween, Newgrounds.com, I really hope you guys enjoy this.

EDIT: I'm glad people are liking this. It's doing well compared to my expectations. It peaked at a 4.01 (edit: 4.14) and just got 5th place for the day. Yay my first NG trophy! Thanks!

EDIT 2: Thank you for front page, Newgrounds staff. That's another big first for me that has happened with this movie. I'm glad people are enjoying it and I thank the people kind enough to drop a review.

EDIT 3: Broke 10,000 views: A milestone for me. Thanks again for front page.
I'd like to ask the reviewers to be specific with problems they find in the movie. If you don't understand the plot, tell me where you got lost. If you elaborate you become more helpful and will actually help me improve. Thank you to the commenters and the helpful reviewers.

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You did a great job making this animation. It is pretty dark and creepy, and the undead/shadow/plant hybrid is both demonic and Lovecraftian to me, adding a very disturbing threat overall to other characters. The ground absorbing the dead and turning them into demonic/Lovecraftian horrors plus the fact that at least two inhabitants are undead makes me think that the setting might be in Hell or some other location that is dark and supernatural. That would definitely explain a few things.


i think i understand the moral
if u take something ur not suppose to u have to give back more
in this case his life
but the begginig..........weird

i can honestly say...

you have a very unique way of thinking. also this was a really good flash. i'd like it if you make more

MarcK responds:



Let's see if I follow you, conceptually...

Entrance to death = Alice in Wonderland
The characters = The Wizard of Oz


MarcK responds:


didnt make much sense

But the animation was great and the dude who got cut to pices looked like a puppet and it was really cool. STAY WICKED!!!!!!!

MarcK responds:

ty. sense is relative

Credits & Info

4.61 / 5.00

Oct 29, 2009
11:15 PM EDT