Insomnifest Wants You!

First Online Horror Film Festival … EVER!!!

Are you tired of not being able to fly around the world to be part of the film festival experience? Do you wish to have your work shown to millions of people across the globe without having to pay hefty entrance fees and deal with all the B.S. politics? Then we’ve got some badass news for you today.

Our friends over at Slasher Pool are about to make a first in the horror genre: a totally online horror film festival that you can be a part of! Right now Insomnifest 2008 is accepting submissions!

Insomnifest is a brand new horror film festival that takes place entirely online. You’ll be able to stream all of the movies live from your computer. Several horror flicks have already been secured (which will be announced soon) and we are determined to keep a high quality on the movies so that this can become an annual event. Entirely self-funded, Insomnifest will, just like After Dark’s HorrorFest, create their own posters for the movies and trailers will be available on the official website, www.insomnifest.com, from the middle of January. The fest is scheduled to run for two weeks in February of 2008 but no exact date has been announced yet.


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Mike Phalin

Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.

  • ImTheMoon

    I tried to enter one of my films but was told that they don’t accept english language shorts, just a heads up to anyone else.