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Chiller TV Wants Your Films!

$5,000 could be yours!

NBC’s horror and thriller based channel, Chiller TV, has announced the second annual Dare to Direct contest! Are you ready to win $5,000 and get a crack at being discovered by Hollywood?

Now known as Dare 2 Direct, Chiller TV “ challenges fans to get creative and compete for great prizes and a chance to be featured on “Chiller’s Dare to Direct Film Festival” as they write, produce, and submit short horror films. Shorts will be judged in multiple categories by a celebrity judge. Viewers vote online to select finalists in each category, and a top figure in entertainment will select final winners. The films will be available for viewing and voting online beginning in late summer. On Halloween night, finalists and winners will be announced and featured in “Chiller’s 2008 Dare to Direct Film Festival” at 10 pm (ET)

For complete rules and entry forms click here!

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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.