Fandango Searches for the Best Blood-Curdling Screams for its “Scream-Off” Social Media Contest, with Ultimate Screamer Judged by Rock Legend Slash

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Top Shrieks Will Be Selected on Fandango’s “House of Screams” Scary Movie Destination Until October 18; Fan Competition Winner to Receive a Trip to Colorado’s Haunted Stanley Hotel, Inspiration for Stephen King’s “The Shining”

The ultimate screamer will win a trip to 'The Shining' hotel.

Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, welcomes October with a howl via “Scream-Off” (http://www.fandango.com/scream-off), a spirited social media contest hosted on the site’s new horror film hub, “House of Screams” (http://www.fandango.com/houseofscreams). Fandango’s “Scream-Off” invites fans to submit their best blood-curdling, skin-crawling screams through October 18th via a video upload on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FandangoScreamContest and @Fandango.

During each day of the “Scream Off” Fan Competition, Fandango will select one “Scream of the Day” to be featured on the site and to move onto the next round. From October 21-25, fans will be able to cast their own votes on the top 18 screamers. On October 31, rock legend and horror film producer, Slash, will choose the final winner himself and will crown “The Ultimate Screamer” on Halloween Day.

The winning screamer will be awarded a trip for two to Estes Park, Colorado for a two-night stay at the 104-year-old Stanley Hotel, Stephen King’s inspiration for the terrifying psychological thriller “The Shining.” The winner will receive the Stanley Hotel’s Ghost Adventure Package, including a guaranteed 4th Floor (haunted) room, a K2 Meter for ghost hunting, two glow-in-the-dark Stanley Hotel squishy ghosts and REDRUM mugs. Flights for two to the Rocky Mountains resort will be covered by Fandango, and the winner will also receive a $500 Visa card for spending money.

“House of Screams” is Fandango’s first-ever video and digital content destination dedicated to season’s scariest movies, featuring original and exclusive video and editorial content, and access to advance ticketing at more than 22,000 screens nationwide. Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Slash will co-host with Fandango correspondent Tiffany Smith a special video mini-series titled “Slash’s Screamings,” highlighting the season’s new horror films -- from the Chloe Grace Moretz remake of Stephen King’s “Carrie” to the Amber Heard thriller, “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.” “House of Screams” will also showcase an exclusive 6-minute excerpt from Anchor Bay and Slasher Films’ new horror film, “Nothing Left to Fear,” starring Anne Heche, James Tupper and Clancy Brown, as well as footage from the movie’s star-studded Hollywood screening. “Nothing Left to Fear” features original music produced by Slash.

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Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and an NBCUniversal company, sells tickets to more than 22,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 37 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

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Dana Henry Benson
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310-954-0278 x300

Harry Medved
hmedved(at)fandango(dot)com
310-954-0461

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