The Black Book

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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.


By far one of the best Lovecraft tributes in flash

As it is often said it is hard to capture the voice of Lovecraft's books beyond macabre suggestions. However in this flash kept the dark atmosphere with the art style and the lack of dialog prevented the misrepresentation of the original ideas. I felt as though looked more like a tribute to "Through the Gate of the Silver Key" for a moment, though that is probably just my mistake seeing as I have not read "The Book" yet, but I have it somewhere covered in dust on an old shelve. I think I will take the time to read it now. Once more this was wonderful, and any Lovecraftian fan should be sure to enjoy it. Thank you.

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Very nicely done, and you know if Sexual-Lobster liked it its most definitly good

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How did something like this slip by so underrated? Good job man that was pretty awesome. Really enjoyed the detailed "hand drawn" feel.

Poor bookworm

Now he is trapped in the dimension (of the book?) waiting for the next victim to release him from his misery.

Needs a sequel to make things clear.
Also a little faster story progress would increase your score a lot imo.


Great artwork, creepy and dark yet interesting and cool, i love the detail, especially in the candle. Great music, it just sets the mood so well, one seen the music is light the next its dramatic. Great plot, its mysterious yet also very captivating. All in all a very good short movie. 5/5 and 10/10 very well done. Keep up this amazing work. You could go far with this. :)

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4.41 / 5.00

Apr 4, 2011
2:00 PM EDT