Brainstorming Environment Ideas [ANI14105]

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I had several ideas and I decided to categorise them in Horror, Fantasy and Other. I also made a list of films, games, artists, books and places that could give me reference and inspiration.


  • An operating table in a creepy basement with a body
  • *Two hooded figures standing beside a corpse of an old vampire waiting for him to awaken in an abandoned church/cathedral
  • A vampire hunter’s room with his vampire-hunting kit
  • A dark, unused tube-station
    The Countess Bathory’s blood bath
  • 1888 Whitechapel with Jack the Ripper standing in the darkness
  • Cave dimly lit by light with vampires hanging upside-down


  • A quirky/alien/fairy-like landscape


  • A gothic Cathedral/Castle/Church haunted by a ghost
  • *A witch/warlock’s cottage
  • *A collector of preserved mythical creatures

In the end I wanted to go for a more horror/darked-themed idea so I looked at artists and films for inspiration

Artist Inspiration:

  • Mark Ryden
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  • Alex CF
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  • HR. Giger
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  • Peter Gric

Films/Series for inspiration:

I wanted to watch some of the early black and white horror movies as they had such an iconic style.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’s unique style in the way that the light and shadow in the sets are completely painted is due to the fact that the film-makers were on a tight budget and could not afford lighting.

  • Avatar
  • Labyrinth
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Mirrormask
  • Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland
  • Dinotopia
  • Coraline
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Corpse Bride
  • 30 days of Night
  • Frankenstein
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  • The Blood Countess
  • Gingersnap
  • Hole
  • Dracula
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Dracula Untold
  • Nosferatu
  • Metropolis
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
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  • The Addam’s Family
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Pet Sematary
  • The Brother’s Grimm
  • Salem: Bloodbath
  • Underworld
  • Hellboy
  • Blade
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Woman In Black
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Once Upon A Time: Wonderland

Games for inspiration:

  • 5 Nights at Freddy’s
  • Alice Madness Returns
  • Black Ops Zombies
  • Silent Hill
  • Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space
  • 30 Days Of Night Game

Places For Inspiration:


  • The London Dungeon
  • The London Bridge Experience & Tombs
  • The Old Operating Theatre
  • Ghost Bus Tour
  • Jack The Ripper Tour
  • Tower Of London
  • Highgate Cemetery
  • The Grenadia
  • Haunted Tube Stations in London
  • 50 Berkeley Square
  • Clink Hostels
  • SCREAM at Madame Tussauds
  • V & A (Stained Glass section)
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Collegiate Church Of St. Peter
  • Sailsbury Cathethedral

Outside London:

  • Basilica St Denis
  • Cologne cathedral
  • Reims cathedral
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Necropolis

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