The Life of Gregory Brown

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My submission for the Newgrounds Halloween contest 2011,

The story of a man who looks like an innocent normal looking guy, but has a dark secret that no one knows about except for his "family"...

I guess I was inspired by the Silence of the Lambs, which i just finished reading when starting on this movie and Hitchcock's Psycho.


Made using Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop.



Very enjoyable and freaky at the same time. Didn't know that was quite possible. Hope to see some more of your animation skills.


You know this reminds me of freaky fred from courage the cowardly dog.

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Basset-Hound responds:

Courage the Cowardly Dog was an awesome show, I grew up with it and it is definitely an inspiration for this animation. Not only the Freaky Fred episode but also the texturing and dark humor.

Quite creepy.

Very disturbing. It was well done. I enjoyed its oddity. I voted you a fiver and I won't be surprised if I see this submission hit the front page soon.

Pleasure to meet you, Mr. Brown.

I liked your flash very much. It was a solid little psycho spooker that had that partiucular, eerie-creepie feel to it that is critical for similar animations. The rhmying was a good idea, and the lack of a very obvious metric rhythm made ot even more bizarre. The textures were awesome, and the fact that Gregory can assimilate with the ordinary folk with stains of blood on his cheeks made me chuckle. The fact that he's talking to us was a nice touch, making the end especially effective.

Nevertheless, our pop culture is a bit oversaturated with these kind of grotesque, psychotic type of characters, and while I love most of them, it is pretty difficult to do something with them that hasn't been already done. While your flash and the character of Gregory was indeed moving confiently among the traits of this genre, I suggest you to give him something that makes him stand out from the rest of the freaks.

All in all, the flash was solid, enjoyable and atmospheric, I hope this isn't the last time I've heard of Mr. Brown

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Basset-Hound responds:

Thanks for the review, yeah psycho's are really hard to charactarize nowadays. I really like Norman Bates myself. And Hannibal Lecter ofcourse(if you count him as psychopatic)

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4.18 / 5.00

Oct 17, 2011
10:03 AM EDT