Wolfman Claws at Halloween Horror Nights!


Chiller partners with event for competition

Up until now it’s been kept secret as to what the latest “new addition” to the 2009 edition of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is going to be.

Saw made the cut – you can read all about that right here. But who’s next? Well, in a recent press release that went out regarding a partnership between Chiller and HHN, it’s been revealed visitors to the annual event will get a “live” experience that ties in to The Wolfman which hits theaters on November 6th. Obvious choice, really.

A Halloween Horror Nights without a Wolfman tie-in would seem ridiculous! Here’s the aforementioned press release that also talks about an upcoming film competition:

Chiller and Universal Studios Hollywood are partnering to recognize the nation’s top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the “Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition,” offering filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film rewarded with a broadcast on Chiller of their work, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to the October 2 opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Contest entries will be accepted from July 1, 2009 through August 21, 2009.

Prospective filmmakers are invited to submit short films of 90 seconds to three minutes in length on DVD (two copies of each film must be submitted). Selected films will be judged by a panel of horror industry professionals. Criteria will be storytelling skill, originality and the degree of the “good scare.” The top 10 shorts will be posted online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Chiller from September 8 – 24 for public voting.

The winning “Scary Good” film will be announced on September 25. In addition to the prize and the Chiller broadcast of the film, the winning filmmaker will be honored in front of celebrities, studio executives and media at the October 2 Chiller-Eyegore Awards ceremony, which will kick off the annual Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Entries should be sent to Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition, 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511, 100 Universal City CA 91608. Additional information on the contest, including a complete list of rules and regulations, is available online at the website above.

This year, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will present all-new “live” experiences based on one of the all-time biggest box-office horror franchises, “Saw,” per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures and on “The Wolfman,” per an agreement with Universal Pictures. All-new mazes, all-new scare zones and new shows will be featured.

Source: Universal Studios Hollywood