Over the past month, content creators have flocked to the YouTube production spaces in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and London, where Legendary Entertainment provided sets from the upcoming film Crimson Peak as settings for Halloween-themed videos. Throughout the month of October, the results of this “YouTube Space House of Horrors” program have been released across YouTube.
House of Horrors is more than just a fun cross-promotion. It’s also a contest through which Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro will sit down for a rough-cut consultation with one creator from each region. Ultimately, one creator will earn a development deal with Legendary.
A pair of former Internet Icon contestants have emerged as two of the front-runners. The Brothers Riedell directed Dinner, a fun horror short featuring Olga Kay. Lana McKissack, on the other hand, has offered a darker option with The Passing, which doubles as a walkthrough of the haunted house set.
Other creators have played the Halloween theme for laughs. AVByte, Above Average, Barely Political, and Paul Gale Comedy have also shot comedy videos on the Legendary set, and all four of those channels made use of the new creator space in New York, which is currently operating on a limited basis out of its home in Chelsea Market.
A few more videos related to the contest will arrive before the end of the month, at which point Del Toro and Legendary will choose their favorites. For a constantly updating playlist of House of Horrors entries, check out the official YouTube Spaces channel.