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This isn’t a “pasta”, but a few of the forum mods and I watched this and found it creepy/haunting enough that it might be worth sharing. This is a 1984 Soviet animation of a post-apocalyptic short story by Ray Bradbury, produced by Uzbekfilm and hosted by Daily Motion. Hope you enjoy.

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  • I’m probably not first

    That uh….
    That was quite the movie.
    I really liked it, but I’m not too sure many others here will.

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  • Ectoplasmic Worms

    I loved it.

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  • KatieBug

    Oh my! We heard this poem in English in 8th grade! :D I love it!

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  • Mr. Meh

    That sent shivers down my spine. Thanks for posting bro

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  • Icalasari

    If the old lady was still alive, he would have killed her trying to get that bird. Seriously though, punching? Has that robot never played Pokemon? Fighting type moves only do 1/2 damage to flying types!

    By the way, the narration at the end was the creepiest part of the whole thing. Just… Damn, the message that sends is haunting. Kind of balanced out and made almost uncreepy by the bird flying into the screen though. I mean, come on, you ALREADY SAW THE DAMN WEATHER! How can the bird be THAT stupid?

    All in all, other than the bird flying into the tv screen like a moron over and over again, it is very chilling. Very, very, VERY chilling

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    • thpoodle

      Really? Because the bird was the saddest and most chilling part for me.

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  • AlixeTiir

    That was confusing.

    I understood that humanity was gone, the droid was taking care of the last \"Humans\" who were actually just piles of ash at this point, and that it lost it\’s sight by trying to kill the bird, and then destroyed it\’s own reactor because it\’s beeping sounded like a chirping bird, and I understood what the movie was getting at – It was saying that nature wouldn\’t care if humans were gone, but what I DON\’T understand is, why are the humans ashes? It seems like the must have turned to ash the day before, because if they hadn\’t, they ashes wouldn\’t be human shaped and lying in the beds, but what turned them to ashes? The whole build was sealed, save for a few broken windows, but if these people where the last humans, who turned them to ashes? Not other humans, obviously, Was it the robot? Was it a paranormal creature? Was it a new form of animal that could vaporize things?

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    • Unanonymous

      Now this is really old, but in case anyone happens to read the commentaries, the reason the people turned into dust was from a nuclear bomb. The snowing in california is the end result of it, called nuclear winter. The particles from multiple atomic explosions causes particles to block the sunlight out, lowering the temperature, just like during/after a volcanic eruption.

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    • Chris

      I don’t think it was a nuke, but a powerful bomb that was meant to destroy humans. Of course, in the process it destroyed a few buildings from impact.

      Why the humans where still lying in bed and hadn’t been blown away a long time ago, I only have a theory. Either the bomb took a long time to vaporize them or it obviously took place recently but in the book it said that the “Bomb” had been dropped a long time ago.

      Hope that helps

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com Sarah

    Alixe, I think it was supposed to be a Nuclear bomb of some sort, and they died by some sort of radiation or other side effect of the bomb, perhaps?

    The story that this is based on was written in 1950, so I’m not sure if that meshes with what was known/believed about nuclear war back then, but it’s my guess.

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  • http://channelislandsghosttrackers.com Deathbecomesme

    I liked it very much…it was the saddest and creepiest thing I’ve seen in a long time..thanks for the post

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  • Awesome-O

    @Alixe
    It was supposed to be a nuclear bomb that went off, but it didn\’t translate well into the movie. In the original story, one wall was covered by ash, except for four human silhouettes of paint. So the bomb went off, and it was enough to kill the people standing outside the house without severely damaging the house itself. Also in the original, the house burnt down because of a tree branch, although it still lost it\’s shit when a bird landed on the windowsill.

    It was very chilling, and while it didn\’t stay strictly to the story(which was awesome), it got the point across. 8/10

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  • Calx

    I found it amusing that the movie was depicted in America. At this time, showing something of this nature happening in Russia would probably come rather close to treason, and since the 1950s were the precursor/beginning of the Cold War, who better to demonstrate annihilation then the Americans. XD I thought it was worth commenting on.

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    • thpoodle

      I rather think it’s trying to send a message by animating this particular story, to comment on what could happen if the nuclear war escalated.

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  • Cam

    I honestly thought the bit with the bird smashing into the screen was really fucking sad. It\’s like it wanted nothing more than to get out of this hell hole, and a beautiful paradise was mere inches away from grasp, almost close enough to touch.

    Honestly brought a tear to my eye.

    Besides that, it was a very strange and interesting movie. Much more interesting than some of the retarted pasta\’s that have been posted as of late.

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  • http://www.HatchetRadio.com Leffy

    I now feel the need to find more Bradbury. What strikes me as so… moving, I guess I want to say, is the almost sad desperation of the machine going through the motions. By reacting to the bird, it showed a comprehension of the difference between living and dead, and almost an outrage at its routine being lost with the bird’s invasion. As if it had a sort of intelligence to need a purpose, not just have one. It even seemed startled and more fearful at it’s loss of sight, reacting more sharply to seeming to hear the chirp again, like frightened child lashing out.

    Or I’m really, really tired and looking for deeper meaning then there really is.

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  • The Sam

    i quite enjoyed that actually, not necessarily scary or creepy, just really interesting.

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  • Anon

    @Icalasari

    The bird flying into the window thing was supposed to be a metaphor I think. I think its supposed to be like the bird is desperately trying to get back to the “happier” place in the picture that it remembers, but he can’t because it isn’t real. I think its supposed to symbolize the thought that, once you fuck up like in the movie with nukes, you can’t just fly through a magic window to make it better again. You’re stuck with what you turned the world into; there’s no going back.

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  • fuk

    Only short story in school worth reading. Fuck all men

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  • anonymous

    I enjoyed this. Its a lot better than a majority of the pastas I’ve read on here recently.

    The animation was eerily similar to the stuff done for pink floyd’s the wall (as well as welcome to the machine’s video). Which I guess is why I liked it. I didn’t quite understand the ash part at first because I’d never read this in school. And I didn’t get the bird part at first because I wasn’t paying close enough attention, but now that I get it, it makes me sad.

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  • creepsly

    Honestly, this animation bothers me deeply. It scares the hell out of me and I can’t wait until it gets pushed back a page.

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  • Icalasari

    Anon: …Wow, that adds more creepiness to it. Sad thing is, humans are that stupid *points out half the comments on creepypasta.com*

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  • luna

    that was the best thing I’ve seen on this site in a while. Not terribly creepy, but very chilling at the same time….especially considering my infatuation with the impending nuclear holocaust. I love how it was as if Russia had taken over the world, seeing as it was clearly an American “family” who was with a Russian speaking robot. “ya robot” btw means “I am robot”. Very very good. I’m taking twentieth century history this year and I plan to recommend to my teacher that we watch this. I mean, wow was this good!

    MOAR if you find it… <>

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  • Helen

    I’ve read a couple of Ray Bradbury stories and I wasn’t a huge fan, but this seems fascinating. I think I’ll have to read the actual story sometime. It really makes you think about how powerful mankind has become, and how easily we could destroy our world. I’m actually reading a poem in English at the moment that has a similar theme, so I’ve been giving this subject a lot of thought in the past few days anyway, but I think this gives another perspective to it.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com iwatchedsharadie.

    that was really interesting; ive never seen something like that. the animation was really creepy. and the bird being stuck and the robot trying to destroy it was sad. ):
    and at first when i saw the shadows/ash, and then the broken windows, i thought the people had escaped. o.O

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  • Anonymous

    I like the symbolism the robot shows, where when a simple animal, the dove, enters the house with no intent of causing any trouble, it becomes aggressive and destroys its home trying to get rid of the intruder.

    Its odd that humans would program a robot to be that aggressive and xenophobic. Or is it?

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  • Anonymous

    i did my junior paper on this poem and story!

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  • dnw

    wtf this wasnt creepy at all
    pussies

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  • Anonymous

    things to learn from this movie

    1. build bomb shelters UNDERGROUND
    2. don\’t let a robot with huge metal spikes control the shelter
    3. even though a bird can survive a nuclear holocaust, it\’s still too dumb to realize it\’s hitting a wall

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