LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) October 06, 2014
Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, ushers in the Halloween season with “Scare-Off” (fandango.com/scareoff), a fan-driven social media contest hosted on the site’s horror film hub, “House of Screams,” it was announced today. The creator of the winning video submission will receive a walk-on role (or lay-down role—as a corpse!) in an upcoming film from horror master Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, the production company behind “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister,” “The Purge” and Universal’s supernatural thriller, “Ouija,” in theaters on October 24.
Fandango’s “Scare-Off” contest invites fans to create an original video inspired by a favorite horror movie moment, and then submit it via a video upload on Instagram with the hashtag #FandangoScareContest. The contest runs through October 27, and the winner will be selected by Fandango judges, along with producer Jason Blum and the cast of “Ouija.” Entries will be judged on originality, creativity and relevance to the theme.
The grand prize winner will be announced on October 31 and receive hotel and travel accommodations for two to the filming location of an upcoming Blumhouse movie.
The “Scare-Off” Contest is part of “House of Screams,” Fandango’s digital content destination dedicated to the season’s scariest movies, featuring original and exclusive video content and access to advance ticketing at more than 24,000 screens nationwide.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 24,000 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 more than 42 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.
In “Ouija,” a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (“The Purge,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Friday the 13th"”) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” series, “The Purge”), Bennett Schneir (“Battleship”) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide. http://www.ouijamovie.com
About Blumhouse Productions
Blumhouse Productions, which has a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, is a multi-media production company that has pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking—producing high-quality micro-budget films. Since its launch, Blumhouse has produced the highly profitable “Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” franchises. For television, Blumhouse is in production on “Ascension” (Syfy), “Eye Candy” (MTV) and “South of Hell” (WE). Blumhouse's development slate includes Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects” with eOne and an un-scripted show with Mike Darnell. Blumhouse previously executive produced the Emmy Award-winning and Critics’ Choice Award winner “The Normal Heart” for HBO, “Stranded” for Syfy and “The River” for ABC. Blumhouse’s upcoming micro-budget wide releases include “Ouija” and “The Boy Next Door” for Universal and the next chapter in the “Insidious” franchise for Focus Features. “Whiplash” with Sony Pictures Classics, which won both the Grand Jury and Audience prizes at Sundance, will be out this fall.
Dana Henry Benson