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The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge Introduces Us to the Monster in the Closet

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15secondhorrorfilmchallengeCan a movie truly evoke fear in only 15 seconds? Writer/director Wesley Alley’s short film The Monster in the Closet, part of the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge, attempts to send a serious chill down your spine in an incredibly short period of time. Does it succeed in its mission?

With its nimble use of imagery, as well as playing into the dreaded “monster in the closet” concept, I’d say the film does a pretty good job of getting under your skin. Of course, your results may vary.

From the Press Release:
Can you make a movie in under 15 seconds? Let alone an effectively terrifying scary movie in under 15 seconds?

The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a not-for-profit, free-to-enter online contest where celebrity guest judges will not only choose the Top 3 winners but will also share their personal favorites! Winners receive surprise horror gifts. Submission deadline is October 21st — you can submit as many as you produce! This year’s celebrity guest judges are Lloyd Kaufman, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde, Kevin Martin, Felissa Rose, Tristan Risk, Jessica Cameron, Jennilee Murray, Jill Sixx, Uwe Boll, Lee Demarbre, David F. Sandberg, Steve McGinnis, Darious J. Britt, Stacey Valdez, Feel the Fear Entertainment, Cellar Door Film Festival, Here Lies, House of Targ, and Audrey’s Costume Castle. Lloyd Kaufman will feature the Top 10 on his Troma Movie YouTube channel of over 100,000 subscribers!

“The Monster In the Closet” is a 15 second film by Director Wesley Alley that is terrifying. It is a fear that anyone can relate to; all children are afraid of the monster under the bed or the monster in the closet. Sometimes these fears continue into adulthood, as people are too afraid to sleep with a hand or foot hanging over the edge of the bed. Starring Scream Queen Sarah Nicklin and Adam Quirch, this short film is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Think you can terrify folks in just 15 seconds? Then submit your film to the 15 Second Horror Movie Challenge. For more information, swing by the official website or the Facebook page. Before you head off to create your own 15-second masterpiece, check out The Monster in the Closet.

The Monster in the Closet | 15secondhorror.ca

Directed by Wesley Alleywesleyalley.comtwitter.com/wessalleyfacebook.com/wessalleyStarring: Sarah Nicklin & Adam QuirchWritten & Produced by: Wesley AlleyDirector of Photography: Dustin GardnerMake Up Design and Artistry: Arielle DavidsohnGaffer: Dan ProstakKey Grip: Christopher MillerSound: Curtis SchultzProduction Assistant: Maitlyn PezoEditor: Curtis SchultzVisual Effects: Curtis Schultz

Posted by 15 Second Horror Film Challenge on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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A Demon Within Is Coming Next Year; Exclusive Trailer Premiere

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We just scored you cats a look at the trailer for A Demon Within, which you’ll be able to dig on once it hits select theaters and VOD on January 12, 2018, via Blue Fox Entertainment. Blue Fox holds the worldwide rights and is currently selling the film internationally.

Charlene Amoia, Julia Larsen, Clint Hummel, Jeremy Miller, Patricia Ashley, Michael Ehlers, and Cole Crawford star in the film from directors Ayush Banker and Justin LaReau.

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In 1914 Crestwick, a demonic spirit named Nefas surfaced to prey on a family, which ended with the death of an innocent young girl. The mysterious events haunted the Midwestern community for years. Now, decades later, a skeptical doctor must stop history from repeating itself by confronting his personal demons and fighting to save the life of a teenage girl who has become possessed in his family’s old house.

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Currently on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and Shudder is the dark horror-comedy Better Watch Out (review), and to kick off your week while keeping you in the holiday spirit, we have an exclusive clip for you to stuff in your stocking!

The critically acclaimed horror-comedy Better Watch Out debuted on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Holiday cheer and Home Alone get a decidedly dark spin when a babysitter must protect her charges from a terrifying home invasion. Directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), Better Watch Out stars Olivia Dejonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, and Dacre Montgomery with Patrick Warburton Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette and a special insert holiday card.

Better Watch Out has a runtime of approximately 89 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use – all involving teens.

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This holiday season you may be home, but you’re not alone… In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

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The government, man! You just never know what on earth they’re gonna be pulling next! One second they’re pardoning turkeys, and the next – BAM – they friggin’ unleash The Rizen.

Laura Swift (The Snowman), Sally Phillips (the Bridget Jones series), Bruce Payne (Warlock III, Passenger 57), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Tom Goodman Hill (Everest), and The Young Ones’ Adrian Edmondson all star in writer-director Matt Mitchell’s action-horror The Rizen, invading VOD on January 2nd from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Synopsis:
The year is 1955. NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. They have finally succeeded, but what they have unleashed could tear our world apart. Now one woman must lead the only other two survivors past faceless horrors that threaten to kill or capture them at every turn. They are the only ones left who can fight to close a door that should never have been opened.

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