The Grave Escape (The Video)

Video Gallery Horror posted on Oct 15, 2021

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Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing fine and the Halloween month is treating you well! This will be my first attempt at making an animation under the Horror genre. I concider myself an amateur and enjoy participating on this site amongst an incredible group of artists such as yourself. I am doing this purely for the fun of it...what other reason is there! "LOL" :-) Where else can someone put in the hours to create such awesome art by so many worldwide artists and yet not get payed for it? The quick answer I have observed is at Renderosity artists will spend countless amount of hours to get everything just right prior to presenting their master pieces for the whole world to see. Most will do it for the love of art and nothing more! I made this in keeping with the spooky spirit of Halloween...enjoy! :-) I thank every single one of you who has viewed or made a comment on my previous videos and renders. Your words of encouragement mean so much to me...I owe you a debt of gratitude! Take care and enjoy the day my friends! :-)

Comments (43)


jclP 9:06AM | Fri, 15 October 2021

woaw, la 3e version en couleur est super, top job


beachsidelegs Online Now! 9:11AM | Fri, 15 October 2021

Awesome animation my friend really cool :)


brain1969 10:02AM | Fri, 15 October 2021

amazing work .... fantastic video


Blue_Steel 11:00AM | Fri, 15 October 2021



madame 12:02PM | Fri, 15 October 2021

Wow, I’m speechless, this is a fantastic animation.. impressive work !!


TwiztidKidd 2:55PM | Fri, 15 October 2021

Very Spooky, I like it!! Excellent use of fog, lighting and atmospheric perspective! You are undoubtedly very talented, my friend... your work is truly amazing!! Happy Halloween!


eekdog 3:37PM | Fri, 15 October 2021

cool intro with the flock of bats and Halloween theme Johnny. one creepy zombie making it's way through the grassy area and coming out of the ground fx. both versions are incredible, the B&W adds more old time horror movie look. as always you are a master in animation my friend.


Davidvantol 7:21PM | Fri, 15 October 2021

Amazing work ! You are in a class all by yourself.


Radar_rad-dude 7:54PM | Fri, 15 October 2021

They both look great, JohnnyM! Fantastic achievements for both versions! Excellent and creepy Halloween video! Many fine praises and accolades from me to you on this stellar creation!!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!!


paul_gormley Online Now! 8:11PM | Fri, 15 October 2021

super work on this, both visually and sound wise, the B&W really has an early Hollywood Horror vibe, I bow to your tremendous patience in putting this together, always a joy


mifdesign 12:01AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

Impressive directing, outstanding horrifying atmosphere, fabulous camera angles, brilliant rendered movies.
Magnificent Masterpieces of Finest Arts, Hitchcock would be very proud. I love it!


goldie 12:17AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

I love creepy, and these videos satisfy my visual palette perfectly :) I really like both versions, but I think the B&W has a greater impact. The sound track is perfect too. Absolutely top-drawer work--congrats.


starship64 1:37AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

They're both fantastic, but I think the first version is a bit creepier. Nicely done!


gaius 1:54AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

I'm so glad to be able to see these incredible videos (yes ! this morning it worked !) I must say I'm speechless...OK, it's creepy even scary but it's mainly a wonderful piece of art. If I had to make a decision, I'd vote for the BW version which reminds us of the 1940's movies...I now have a whole day to convince me it's just a video, not the truth !!!


Kordouane 4:55AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

Well my friend, it is still a fantastic work, my congratulations !!


STEVIEUKWONDER 6:06AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

Put me right off me cornflakes! Fabulous and really professional work!


longprong 7:28AM | Sat, 16 October 2021

Thanks for sharing.......great viewing


dakotajaroo 12:58PM | Sat, 16 October 2021

the two versions are equal, obviously the black and white brings a more dramatic touch, and it is simply superb


RodS 8:39PM | Sat, 16 October 2021

This is freaking outstanding, Johnny! I actually got goose-bumps... Brrrrr.... Love both of them. The B&W has that feel of those old classic films, and the color one was super creepy. Both were beautifully done! Top marks, my friend!

You are so right about the love of art here. I've been here the better part of 11 years, and have made so many wonderful friends. And I have NEVER spent over 10 years on one continuing project in my entire life like I've done here with TNA.. If that isn't love of art, I don't know what is! LOL

Keep 'em coming, Johnny!


Stringy 5:11AM | Sun, 17 October 2021

Great job on the movement of the creature and the overall atmosphere. I like the old Hammer House of Horror films so would be more inclined to pick the Black and White version.


Koala44 6:49AM | Sun, 17 October 2021

Great work, sorry again for my absence. Splendid scene.


artdreamer 7:26AM | Sun, 17 October 2021

Beautiful but creepy and well made video! I like it.


rikomortis 1:00PM | Sun, 17 October 2021

what a wonderful time of year...the leaves are falling, ghouls are climbing out of their graves ..Just gives me that warm cozy feeling......Fine work on this animation my friend!


hashdoc 8:34AM | Mon, 18 October 2021

incredible video! I'm very impressed!


anahata.c 9:29PM | Mon, 18 October 2021

wow you're really good at this, Johnny. You really have the feel...The still image (previous) was very effective, with that green zombie like creature crawling down an incline w/ that beautiful moon in the background (and pink hues in the clouds)...but then the video comes along and whoosh...

yes, the black and white has a more traditional horror-film feel, like the original Wolfman, or the great James Whale films (Frankenstein, Old Dark House, Bride of Frankenstein---the latter two are incredibly funny as well as being deliciously creepy). You lit the dead man very persuasively: He stands out beautifully against all that dead-of-night graveyard shadow. A dark nostalgic feel, ending in his lumbering emergence from the mire. (Your leaves, here, are like an ocean---very effective.) And btw, the Psycho score---I assume Bernard Herrmann---was perfect, along with the other horror-like music. Your sound effects were really well chosen too, as well as balanced (ie, they were loud but not overtaking). As an old musician and sound designer, kudos!

I liked the color version just as much---you used a jaundiced yellow, very visceral and creepy, and even had some bright patches of it as he crawls out, in the beginning. Your choice to start out with him from the back, crawling out, is terrific. Then, as he emerges, those great creepy warts on him really show up. (Like, duuuude, get some calamine!) Also his movements are like those of a swamp creature: He half-walks, half crawls. In fact his emergence is almost like the emergence of humans from the primordial ooze...Another fine sequence from you; and the moon's appearance brings a whole new palette to the piece. You wanted to capture halloween---ya did it, sir! Really fine work.

As for the devotion of the artists here, it's absolutely true. I've known artists on and off the web who, as you say, give their hearts and souls to work that may not make a dime for them, but which they do for the love of it. You caught that spirit, yes. (I did professional work too, but I can say that it wasn't one bit better than the work I've done for the love of it.) You can safely say that art is a calling...I love this animation.


anitalee 8:01AM | Tue, 19 October 2021



Richardphotos 10:31PM | Tue, 19 October 2021

superb animation and composition on all 3


daggerwilldo Online Now! 10:00PM | Wed, 20 October 2021

Brilliant and so very well done !!!! The B&W has the feel of the early days of Horror films. For that is a wonderful tribute to the genre. The color version pops an lot more and provides more visual clues to the escape from his underworld bode to this side of the realm.

What can definitely be concluded is you are a talented animator with what I hope is a long and rewarding path ahead of you. It is an honor to say I saw your early works !!!!


enigma-man 8:08AM | Thu, 21 October 2021

I am in full agreement with all who commented. I like both versions.


NobbyC 6:16AM | Fri, 22 October 2021

Great animation!!! :-)

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