The Horror Honeys: Saturday Morning Horror Cartoon ~ The Backwater Gospel

Saturday Morning Horror Cartoon ~ The Backwater Gospel

A Comics Honey Feature by Shannon

Creepy Cartoon: The Backwater Gospel

As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.

The Backwater Gospel is a 2011 horror animated short film from The Animation Workshop in Denmark, and I can remember seeing this during my animation course and going “How the fuck did they DO THAT?!” The film has a seamless blend of CGI and 2D elements giving the look of a paper cutout puppets without the restrictions that cutout/flash animation has. 

The jaw drop here is not just from the animation, but also the plot of the story: The Undertaker comes into town to take a soul with him. When he doesn't leave, the townspeople become extremely paranoid and desperate to send the grim reaper away and... oh god, the ENDING is worth the watch.

The Animation Workshop

The Making of Video