Halloween is fast approaching, but despite the huge range of mythology and folklore to mine for inspiration, as a holiday it can be quite visually clichéd.

If you’re keen to avoid ghosts and pumpkins for your seasonal projects, look to the international community for alternative tropes. Take Mexican animation studio Llamarada’s projection-mapping project that transformed Mexico’s largest cemetery Panteón de Dolores into a canvas for the country’s Day of Dead celebrations.

The studio selected a cluster of tombstones from Panteón de Dolores’ epic 700,000 graves to inspire an animation project, filled with psychedelic pattern-based sequences, neon portals into other dimensions and their anthropomorphic guardians. Watch it below.

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