15 Second Horror Film Challenge 2018

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15 Second Horror Film Challenge…

15 Second Horror Film Challenge’s fourth annual kick off festival trailer has premiered as we’re on the road to our Halloween showcase — a program of this year’s 500+ entries produced by hundreds of filmmakers from around the world.

From November into December, we have two judge panels determining winners: Our 40+ featured celebrity judges decide the top films, and our community panel TBA awards films in a variety of categories.

This year’s featured celebrity judges are:

Adam Marcus (Jason Goes to Hell)
Alan Bagh (Birdemic 1 & 2)
Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes)
Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part II)
Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria)
Barbie Wilde (Hellbound: Hellraiser II)
Bloodbath & Beyond (News/Reviews/Interviews)
Bonnie Aarons (The Conjuring 2, Mulholland Drive)
Catherine Mary Stewart (Night of the Creeps)
Cindy Hinds (The Brood, The Dead Zone)
Count Gore de Vol (Horror Host)
Crypticon Seattle
David Howard Thornton (Terrifier)
Deborah Voorhees (Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning)
Ellie Church (Frankenstein Created Bikers)
Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp)
Geretta Geretta (Demons)
Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, Siren)
Jackey Raye Newyman Jones (Manos: The Hands of Fate)
Jason Lively (Night of the Creeps)
Jennilee Murray (Smash Cut)
Jessica Cameron (American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon)
Jill Gevargizian (42 Counts, The Stylist)
Joe Castro (Terror Toons, Night of the Demons III)
Kansas Bowling (The B.C. Butcher)
Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall)
Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case, Brain Damage)
Kevin Martin (Straight to Video: A B-Movie Odyssey)
Laura Ortiz (Victor Crowley, The Hills Have Eyes)
Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede 2 & 3)
Lloyd Kaufman (Troma)
Lotta Losten (Lights Out)
Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger)
Melanie Kinnaman (Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning)
Mick Strawn (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 art director)
Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Nightbreed)
Nightmare on Film Street (News/Podcast)
Reagan Dale Neis (Daywalt Horror)
Simon Bamford (Hellraiser, Nightbreed)
Spooky Astronauts (Reviews/Interviews)
Tiffany Shepis (Troma, Sharknado 2)
Tina Romero (Queens of the Dead)
Will Keenan (Terror Firmer, Tromeo & Juliet)

I founded the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge in 2015; a nonprofit international filmmaking contest inclusive to horror fans whether they’re professional filmmakers or someone who are exploring the arts to encourage arts and recreation and celebrate the genre– from the icons who paved the way to the up-and-coming voices of tomorrow.

Our festivities take place at:

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