‘Krampus: Home for the Holidays’ - Short Christmas Horror Animation

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Merry Christmas Everyone! Here's a short 2D animated video that I actually started back in 2016 (when I was young and full of youth), but wasn't able to finish it in time for Christmas that year. Or the year after that. But now it's finally done and I'm excited to share it!

'Krampus: Home for the Holidays' is about a girl traveling home on a train one cold winters night, when she's given a visit by a certain evil presence...

My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traineeartist/?hl=en

Music & Audio:
Title and credits music used was a cover of Carol of the Bells by Myuu, original video found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKdjS...

Ending song used was made by Emily Sefton-Smith

Additional audio and sound effects from freesounds.org - many thanks to all who uploaded these audio pieces:
- https://freesound.org/people/ryanconway/sounds/239579/
- https://freesound.org/people/RICHERlandTV/sounds/232358/
- https://freesound.org/people/WIM/sounds/12699/
- https://freesound.org/people/blimp66/sounds/407425/
- https://freesound.org/people/11linda/sounds/382015/
- https://freesound.org/people/HarryHockjne/sounds/369249/
- https://freesound.org/people/jsandvik/sounds/399365/
- https://freesound.org/people/11linda/sounds/167228/

Special thanks:
- Captain Falcon
- Scott Pilgrim
- Family (for emotional / moral support)
- Hoosemates (for emotional / moral support also, plus ice cream)

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This was really nice and some really nice animation here your visuals are amazinga nd the animation was nice I like the dark element on thhis one you do some nice work here, so nice job indeed, hope to see more of this style sometime soon you do some fantastic work.

Dont need changes just make more soon.


TraineeArtist responds:

Thank you so much! That's really motivating to hear you liked it, and I'll be sure to make more asap.

Great ending.

TraineeArtist responds:

Thank you!

This had a good story.
It grabbed your attention and held onto it.

Animation was great.
The character design could use some improvement though.
I enjoyed this.

TraineeArtist responds:

Thanks very much, I'm glad you liked it! And definitely, I first started this a while ago and have since then learnt a lot about character design, so it's definitely an area I will improve for the future. Thanks again and happy new year!

Very nice, seems like the audio might have been a bit out of sync when he jumped down. But definitely no fault to the story, pacing, or visuals. Very good overall.

TraineeArtist responds:

Thank you, I really appreciate that! And agreed, audio's something I'll be looking into improving in the future.
Happy new year!

That was really well done! That build up with the lights was really cool!!!

TraineeArtist responds:

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Credits & Info

3.58 / 5.00

Dec 22, 2018
8:03 AM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place December 23, 2018