Well, would you look at that. Halloween is here! Every Friday for the last three weeks, I’ve been taking a look at some creepy pieces of art (a graphic novel, a video game and a music band), that are perfect to look into for the holiday. And I thought I’d wind this series down with a handful of fun little short films and animations from around the internet.
Happy Halloween – Amador Valenzuela
Starting us off is a trippy blend of live-action and animation, as we see a man swallow some candy and, uh… Well, let’s just say he has a really good time.
Pumpkin Scrap – Graham Annable
A quick little treat from the animator know as grickle, this animation gives us a glimpse at a new method of neighborhood rivalry.
MEOW! – Cyriak Harris and Sarah Brown
This one’s a few years old, but it’s worth a look if you haven’t seen it yet. Animator Cyriak and illustrator Sarah Brown take us to a city overrun by the cutest little zombie kittens you’ve ever seen. By the by, if you’re looking for more twisted and disturbing animations, Cyriak’s channel is pretty much all about that.
(Warning: Don’t let the cuteness fool you! There is plenty of blood, brains, intestines and other gruesome stuff in this video. So, you know, NSFW, and all that jazz.)
Invasion – Olivier Patté
Seemingly using the technique of redrawing and animating a series of real photographs, this animation sees civilization crumbling in the presence of some kind of demonic force… from space! Hey, it’s dark, unnerving and it looks cool. That’s all I need.
(Warning: this video does contain a brief sex scene in the middle. Barely anything is shown, but this is probably NSFW, anyway.)
Ready Err Not – Flying Lotus and David Firth
This one was released just today! Some of you may remember that I had talked about Flying Lotus’ new album You’re Dead! a little over a week ago. Well, now David Firth has directed an insane music video for the track from the album, “Ready Err Not”. It’s a very twisted, intricately detailed and creative video, however…
(WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!: This is, far and away, the most violent, disturbing, gross and DEFINITELY NSFW video in this post. Honestly, as cool as the video is, I had to seriously question whether or not I should show something like this in a blog post. But, for this Halloween, I chose to make an exception. Again, this is Not Safe For Work! Watch at your own risk!)
Halloween! – Daniel Cordero
And finally, as a palate cleanser for the nightmare you may have just witnessed, a brief and adorable animation primed and ready for e-card status.
Happy Halloween, everyone! Whether you’re partying, looting for candy, or sitting at home watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!, make sure you have a good one!