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Misha Collins’ GISHWHES Returns to Spread Benevolent Mayhem in 2015

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The folks behind “Supernatural” certainly knew what they were doing when they cast Misha Collins as an angel… few people have devoted more of themselves to charitable work than he has, and he has announced that GISHWHES (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is back.

The event is a worldwide scavenger hunt that tens of thousands of people from over 100 countries participate in each year as they complete exciting, inspiring, and unconventional challenges (“Items”) intended to break people outside of their comfort zone, spread kindness, and create social good within their respective communities.

We have a highlight video and more info to share below.

From the Press Release:
GISHWHES is back for another year. The annual, seven-time Guinness World Record-winning worldwide scavenger hunt created by The CW’s “Supernatural” star Misha Collins will take place August 1-8, 2015, in more than 100 countries. Tens of thousands of participants from over 100 countries will complete bizarre, beautiful, and inspiring challenges (“Items”) that will encourage laughter, disbelief, and occasionally tears.

This year’s winning team will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the jungles of Costa Rica with Misha Collins. Teams or individuals can register for the 2015 scavenger hunt at gishwhes.com until Monday, July 20th.

During its first four years, the Hunt has had some surprising impact worldwide, with thousands of hunters (“Gishers”) participating in crowd-stopping public performances, tear-jerking community service projects, and creating newsworthy art. Last year the Hunt’s impact traveled to outer space when NASA named a mountain on Mars “Gishwhes.” This year William Shatner has formed a team, with additional celebrity guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

“The Hunt has become this wild, crazy event where I think participants surprise themselves with what they achieve and what they’re willing to do. For one week they really get to step out of what ‘normal’ is for them and experience this wild and scary reality where anything is possible,” said Misha Collins, founder of GISHWHES . “Anything goes with the Hunt, and the testimonials range from ‘This has been the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done!’ to ‘You broke up my marriage, Misha!’”

Each team is comprised of 15 participants. Individuals register and can either be assigned into a team of 14 new global friends, or they can build a team using their friends and family. Partial teams of friends are accepted as well, and the Hunt’s organizers will match those teams with other worldwide participants to create a full team at the end of registration. There is no need to live in the same city, or even country, to complete these tasks. The team that scavenges the most items with the highest quality of submissions joins Misha Collins on the all-expenses-paid trip to an exotic locale. Previous winners of GISHWHES have traveled with Collins to a haunted castle in Scotland and sailed on a pirate ship in Croatia.

Past items have included “kindness” acts like performing a sock puppet show at a children’s hospital or feeding the homeless to “artistic” tasks such as creating portraits of celebrities out of coffee grounds or stop-motion videos of cabbage patch dolls to “wacky” challenges such as dressing up as frogs and leap-frogging in Starbucks or going through a TSA checkpoint in snorkeling gear.

GISHWHES is the single largest donor to Random Acts 501c3 and has broken several Guinness World Records, including “the most charitable pledges worldwide” and, just as important, “the most individuals dressed as French Maids in one location.”

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film

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The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating

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Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations

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The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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