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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.



best one ive seen so far, awesome atmosfere and creepy ideas. very much liked the plant

MarcK responds:

I liked the plant too. It's fun when plants are involved isn't it?
Not even relevant. Just INVOLVED!

Pretty nice

I am wondering how the hell you came up with this. A brilliant concept. Amazing job. :3

MarcK responds:

thanks alcaknightttttttt


That was so weird and like cool... i got to watch that when im high XD

MarcK responds:

Try factory on for size then. I finished that thinking, "The stoners are gonna freak out seeing this!"
Thanks for the review!


The ending picture looks gory, nice job.

MarcK responds:

Thanks. I was proud of the ending image after it was done.


Loved it :D

and the music was nice and eerie

i hate it when people compare something you've made to something else

just thought i'd say that after reading another review

ANYWAYS it was a little short (tis my only complaint) BUT i know that animating can be a pain in the butt no?

MarcK responds:

If I managed my time better I would have animated the hell out if it way more, but I agree that it can be the biggest pain in the ass.
I don't mind that much when people compare my stuff to others, but it is rather insulting because it's just like saying 'hey, this isn't original, it's just like this movie!'
I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Credits & Info

4.15 / 5.00

Oct 29, 2009
11:15 PM EDT