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Christian animation with horror and goth elements...

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Thought perhaps some might find this piece interesting. I have heard a bit of talk on forums lately about the developing genre of "Christian horror" films. This short I created has some horror and goth elements in it. I felt God was directing my attention to how vogue vampire movies and TV shows were, and that I might use the vampire theme as an interesting bridging metaphor...FRESH BLOOD

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Ominous turned auspicious animation. I thought the metaphor was well done but what happened to the girl? Did she turn from her Savior without acknowledging him?

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The ending kinda reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey, with

the baby

and all.

I also have a question.

It's only after the dragon (Satan) bites him that he becomes a vampire (fallen). The girl, meanwhile, almost seems innocent and unfallen. What's your take on original sin, sondog? Is it something each of us incurs by personal sin, or is it part of the human condition, present from conception?

Excellent use of music and atmospherics once again. I feel like your animation prowess is progressing.

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"I thought the metaphor was well done but what happened to the girl? Did she turn from her Savior without acknowledging him?" Good question. The main focus of the animation was the man and his journey. Usually parables aren't exhaustive in their treatment of a theme. But maybe I could deal with her in a super-groovy sequel or spin-off...

"It's only after the dragon (Satan) bites him that he becomes a vampire (fallen). The girl, meanwhile, almost seems innocent and unfallen. What's your take on original sin, sondog? Is it something each of us incurs by personal sin, or is it part of the human condition, present from conception?" Well, that's not exactly what I was portraying. The man was already fallen (hence his reading of the worldly porn tabloid). But what I have found is that when people give themselves repeatedly (periodically -- hahaha) to a sin, demons can invade and possess them. That is what is happening in the animation. At this point, the man is not just a sinner, but a demon-possessed predator (vampire). But just before the man becomes "born again", he is also delivered from demonic possession, as the dragon leaves him. And again -- since there is so much interest in the pretty young woman, maybe I'll create a mini-series for her... :)

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One thing that could be interesting would be to show how the girl was "saved" from the predetor through "Jesus" stepping in, the same way he saved the guy.

You could do one of those comic style boxes where in one square you could see the girl walking away and follow her and in the other frame you would see Jesus with the (you know what).

Then the frames could eventually merge as the girl comes back like the one leper.

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