Halloween is less than a month, and Fandango is getting into a festive spirit. The movie ticketing company that also distributes a selection of online video content has launched a contest that invites horror movie fans to use Instagram to reenact their favorite scenes. One winner will win a walk-on role in a film produced by Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind scary movies like Paranormal Activity, Sinister, Insidious, and The Purge.
The contest is called the Scare-Off, and it asks participants to tag their Instagram videos with the hashtag #FandangoScareContest. Submissions will be accepted through October 27th, which will be three days after Blumhouse’s latest film–Ouija–arrives in theaters. A three-day judging period will lead up to a Halloween finale, where the cast of Ouija will choose a grand prize winner, who will be flown out to join a future Blumhouse production.
The Scare-Off is part of Fandango’s House of Screams, a distinct portal for the horror movie season. Other features on House of Screams include trailers, articles, and show times.
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In order to help horror fans get some ideas for their Scare-Off submissions, Fandango has turned to MovieClips, which it acquired from ZEFR in April 2014. A new video on MovieClips provides a supercut of movie screams. Make sure your volume isn’t too loud before checking this one out.
Those are all choice screams, but I will automatically give my Scare-Off seal of approval to anyone who manages to post a homemade Instagram version of this scene. Get cracking, horror movie buffs.