24/07/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Where Nightmares Come Alive is the theme for Universal Studios Hollywood's first Halloween short film competition, a virtual film festival. Prospective filmmakers are invited to submit 90 seconds to three minute film shorts on DVD that support the theme Where Nightmares Come Alive.
Selected films will be judged by a panel of horror industry professionals including director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) and actor Bill Moseley (Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil's Rejects) as well as Universal Studios Hollywood executives. Criteria will be suspense, relevance to theme and overall chill factor. The top 10 shorts will be posted online from September 10 - 22 for public voting.
All entries must be received by September 3rd 2008.
The winning Where Nightmares Come Alive film will be announced on September 25th and the filmmaker(s) will enjoy a screening at Halloween Horror Nights Eyegore Awards ceremony in front of celebrities, studio executives and media, tickets to the event and a $1,000.00 cash prize. The Eyegore Awards salute actors, directors, writers and musicians for their significant contributions to the horror and sci-fi genre. Past recipients have included: Janet Leigh, Roger Corman, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Clive Barker, Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Tilly, Stephen Sommers, Joss Whedon, Karen Black, Corey Feldman and Shawnee Smith.
Additional information on rules and regulations is available online at http://www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Nightmares
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