Universal Studios Hollywood and director/rocker Rob Zombie are urging all aspiring horror filmmakers to enter their scariest short in the “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition.” The winner will have their film premiere on Chiller TV, collect a $1000, and receive a trip for two to the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Entries must be submitted on DVD and be anywhere from 90-seconds to 3-minutes long (sorry, guys, sex videos with your wife/girlfriend don’t count, no matter how short and frightening).
To find out all the important info and rules, check out the press release:
The “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition” offers filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film judged by a panel led by the multi-media horror auteur, rewarded with a premiere showing on Chiller TV, a posting on SyFy.com, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Contest entries will be accepted from July 7 through August 14, 2010. Prospective filmmakers are invited to submit short films from 90 seconds to three minutes in length on DVD (two copies of each film must be submitted). Selected films will be judged by Rob Zombie, members of Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” team and horror industry professionals. Criteria will be storytelling skill, originality and the degree of a “good scare.” The top 10 shorts will be posted online at Halloween Horror Nights from September 3–17, 2010 for public voting.
The winning film will be announced on September 17. In addition to the prize and the broadcast of the film, the winning filmmaker will be honored in front of celebrities, studio executives and media at the Eyegore Awards ceremony, which will kick off the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Entries should be sent to “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition,” 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511, Universal City, CA 91608.