1. CUSTOMIZE: Pick a movie and location combo that excites you or freaks you out!
2. RECORD: Take a video of yourself before, during or after your challenge (be honest)!
3. UPLOAD: Upload your video to social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
4. TAG: Tag Horror Movie Podcast, when possible, and hashtag #deadserioushorror
5. SEND: Send your video to us via email to Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on the official HMP YouTube channel.
*Any #deadserioushorror challenge that puts you or others in danger is not endorsed by Horror Movie Podcast and will not be accepted as an entry or shared with our audience.
**A new winner will be selected each quarter
Get more info and read all of the official rules after the jump!
On Episode 92 of Horror Movie Podcast (skip ahead to 02:49:00), Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock officially announced the #deadserioushorror challenge and layer out some ground rules (detailed below).
On Episode 64 of Horror Movie Podcast, Wolfman Josh told a story about his first time watching The Blair Witch Project. He and some friends went to a park in the Utah mountains and trailed several industrial extension cords from the outlet at the park pavilion into the woods. There, they set up a television and VCR and watched The Blair Witch Project for the first time.
On Episode 90 of Horror Movie Podcast, Jay of the Dead issued a challenge to listeners to do likewise and watch some scary movies in scary places in what he referred to as an Extreme Movie Watching challenge.
Several listeners wrote in talking about their own experiences with scary movies in scary places, but one listener in particular, “Jody Horror Guy” from Toledo, Ohio tweeted us the following message:
Jody’s willingness inspired us to make it official. Think of this as something akin to the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” but rather than doing it for the noble cause of raising ALS awareness, we’re doing it for the selfish reason of spreading the word about our podcast and, of course, the love of horror cinema.
How do I participate in the HMP #deadserioushorror Challenge? There are actually two levels of entry: Fresh Meat and Final Girl(s & Boys)
FRESH MEAT ENTRY
- CUSTOMIZE: Pick a movie and location combo that excites you or freaks you out!
- RECORD: Take a video of yourself before, during or after your challenge (be honest!)
- UPLOAD: Upload your video to social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
- TAG: Horror Movie Podcast, when possible, and hashtag #deadserioushorror
FINAL GIRL(S & BOYS) ENTRY
5. SEND: Send your video to us via email to Jay at email@example.com
for posting on the official HMP YouTube channel.
—Everyone who completes all four (4) steps of the FRESH MEAT ENTRY will receive their choice of a free digital download of special Movie Podcast Network commentaries to Cujo (1983), Green Room (2016), or It Follows (2015).
—FRESH MEAT ENTRY finishers will also be entered into a drawing wherein one (1) lucky #deadserioushorror watcher will be randomly selected to receive their choice of a DVD, BluRay or Digital Download of the movie that they watched for the challenge OR their choice of that quarter’s highest-recommended HMP movie.
Additionally, we will be doing some bonus giveaways to those who allow us to post their #deadserioushorror videos to our HMP YouTube channel.
—Everyone who completes the one (1) final step of the FINAL GIRL(S & BOYS) ENTRY will be entered into a drawing wherein one (1) lucky winner will receive a book of your choosing from either HMP co-host Kyle Bishop (aka Dr Walking Dead) or friend of the show Carl Sederholm (aka Carl of Cthulhu).
—Their choice between the following horror t-shirts, previously given away during HMP contests: A Camp Crystal Lake T-shirt, previously given away during our Friday the 13th Franchise Review or a Stab T-shirt, previously given away during our Scream Franchise Review.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS AND DISCLAIMERS
Please do not attempt anything extreme. Horror Movie Podcast is in no way suggesting that you put yourself or others in danger in order to complete this challenge. Horror Movie Podcast does not promote any unreasonably dangerous activity of any kind. What is reasonable is left to your discretion and Horror Movie Podcast takes no responsibility for your actions. Any #deadserioushorror challenge that puts you or others in danger in any way is not endorsed by Horror Movie Podcast and will not be accepted as an entry or shared with our audience. Be cool. Don’t be dumb.
Listen to Episode 92 (skip ahead to 02:49:00) to hear more information and further clarification about this challenge as originally presented. Listen to Episode 104 for the contest’s first giveaways and an update on the rules. Can’t wait to see your entries!