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HAUNTFEST '07: And so it begins...

ARE YOU PSYCHED!

YES!86%[ 30 ]
NO! (but you really mean YES!)14%[ 5 ]

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Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 4:06am

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TimmyD

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Rating: +6



IT'S TIME. HAUNTFEST 2007 TIME.

That's right gentlemen (and ladies, if you're out there), it's time for the third annual HAUNTFEST Horror Film Challenge. But, we're not quite ready yet. So, this is the warning shot! We're giving you all some advance time to start your movies, in the hopes that we'll get some even better ones than last year. So, start thinking, and start writing those screenplays... look for official rules and website in September. Briefly, here's what you need for your scripts:

Required line of dialogue: "You thought I didn't exist."
Time limit: Unlimited!

Your job is to scare us, creep us out, make us pee our pants in fright (hopefully not), and make us afraid to go to sleep at night... Good luck!

Sincerely,
The Hauntfest Horror Film Challenge Founders
TimmyD and Miker

NOTE TO THOSE WISHING TO OFFER PRIZES: We'd love prize donations for our winner, this year! If you've got something to offer, send Miker or I a private message right away, so we can get things set. We will NOT be accepting more prizes once the contest begins, so please, PM now!

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Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 4:14am

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Halloween is upon us! Well... soon enough... Timmy and I have some awesome plans for Hauntfest this year! Keep your eyes peeled!
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 4:15am

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Oh snap. I am pumped for this. I've really gotten back into filmmaking since the last one. I love it when you guys put this together and really appreciate the contribution you are making for the community. +1 and again, can't wait. Totally psyched.

EDIT: I feel like a mod. I totally posted before miker, and then he deleted his, then I mine. Yeah...
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 5:07am

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Harvey

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Awesome! Unfortunately I'm too busy working on another project to enter this year but I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Good luck to those entering!

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Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 5:10am

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Well, I think I should try this out. Sounds like fun! But, don't expect anything extravagent (spelling?) from me...
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 7:39am

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Cool stuff! Unfortunantly I won't be able to attend this year, since I'm filming something in a different genre this autumn. But I sure will check out the entries, I'm sure they will be awesome!
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 8:55am

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This thread is hardly noticeable, I just now got to it.

I'm in for sure. And I might be trying to offer a prize that some people might like. I dunno yet.
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 9:02am

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hmm im really psyched to see what others can do.
because i cannot make a film due to the fact that i don't have a camera yet, and yet to purchase a effects product.
can't wait!
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 3:01pm

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TimmyD

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Aaaahh come on guys! You have two months! Get in on this! The prizes are huge!
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 3:56pm

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I was excited for this... however, the required line of dialogue doesn't really work for me. It's way too specific.

I've had about three or four ideas kicking around, and the line of dialogue cannot fit into any of them without sounding, well, out of place.

So, I want to do this, but does anyone else think that the required line is too pigeonholed?
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 4:35pm

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BackOfTheHearse wrote:

So, I want to do this, but does anyone else think that the required line is too pigeonholed?
I agree. I mean, I think it can be used creatively enough to get some different stuff, but it really narrows your options, especially as far as what kind of horror you are going to make. In my opinion, required dialogue line's purposes are to make sure the film was made for said contest. It's always cool to see how it is incorporated, but I personally think this one might be too limiting. If it sticks though, I think I will find a way to stretch it and work it into something I want to make. But that might make it suffer from being too out of place.
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 4:38pm

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Eh, well, consider it temporary until the contest officially starts. We're going for a line that involves something like "You thought I didn't exist" or something, so try to include a line that can be interchanged to the required line.

It's also very possible that we decide to do away with the line altogether-- this is just a warning shot to let you guys get ready early, so don't worry too much just yet.

TimmyD
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 6:52pm

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What is it you're looking for in terms of prizes?
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 9:34pm

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It could be the same line translated to norwegian, right?
I might be able to make something this year.
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 9:41pm

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Rawree wrote:

What is it you're looking for in terms of prizes?
Anything from force, to DVDs, to t-shirts (all movie making related, of course).
Posted: Tue, 21st Aug 2007, 5:41am

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Klausky

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I'll be living my own horror story this fall. Its entitled, "Completing College Applications." Should be a genuine nightmare twisted real horrorshow!
Posted: Tue, 21st Aug 2007, 7:31pm

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I am physced about this i have always wanted to do a horrer movie or creepy one the one i am making one probably wont make you pee your pants but it probably will make not want to sleep when you see it twisted
Posted: Tue, 21st Aug 2007, 10:11pm

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What is Hauntfest? How/ where do I enter my movie? PLease gimme info!
Posted: Wed, 22nd Aug 2007, 5:04am

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Videoace123 wrote:

What is Hauntfest? How/ where do I enter my movie? PLease gimme info!
Hauntfest is an annual film festival of sorts, where Fxhomers are to create a horror film, and submit it to the Fxhome Cinema (I think).

Sometime in September there'll be more information on it, in the News section.

(w00t! 666th post! biggrin)
Posted: Wed, 22nd Aug 2007, 5:08am

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miker

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The official Contest thread should be up pretty soon.. with all the info you will need. This is just an early warning wink.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Aug 2007, 3:56am

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Klausky wrote:

I'll be living my own horror story this fall. Its entitled, "Completing College Applications." Should be a genuine nightmare twisted real horrorshow!
There's a whole generation of FXHomers living it with you, my friend. smile
Posted: Sun, 26th Aug 2007, 9:12pm

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This is awesome! I'm in and thinking of some ideas.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 11:12pm

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How amazing would it be if the prize was something like the GL2 or sumthing?
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 11:53am

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Wow, this time of year again already? well, maybe i'll get round to doing the film i was planning on submiting last year.
Posted: Sun, 16th Sep 2007, 1:10am

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Cant wait i will be in.
Posted: Mon, 17th Sep 2007, 5:01pm

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Halloween is comming fast, Any word of when the Hauntfest is starting, what the prizes will be or who's in it? I haven't heard of any updates or saw any official threads yet. frown
Posted: Mon, 17th Sep 2007, 8:57pm

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The Chosen One wrote:

Halloween is comming fast, Any word of when the Hauntfest is starting, what the prizes will be or who's in it? I haven't heard of any updates or saw any official threads yet. frown
Patience is a virtue...
Posted: Wed, 19th Sep 2007, 2:28am

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Is the Haunt-fest website gonna be up this year?
Posted: Wed, 19th Sep 2007, 2:58am

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TimmyD

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It sure will be.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Sep 2007, 10:00pm

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TimmyD

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It's time, everyone!

OFFICIAL CONTEST THREAD:
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31574
Posted: Mon, 15th Oct 2007, 4:25pm

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I wanna do this so bad! I know i wont win, but I wanna make a good one. I was gonna do something like the blair witch...but nah
Posted: Sat, 1st Mar 2008, 2:40am

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so when is it coming out?