Trancas Films and HalloweenMovies.com are proud to announce the HALLOWEEN FAN FILM FESTIVAL, taking place this October. Fan-made films have long been an important part of the diverse tapestry that is the HALLOWEEN universe, and this fall we are celebrating these works with a month-long film festival on our site. In addition to a platform for filmmakers to have their work seen by hundreds of thousands of fans, it is also a competition, to be decided by viewers, to crown the best full length and short form fan films.

Films will be broken into two categories: FEATURES (60+ min.); and SHORTS (1-59 min.). The top two features, and the top four shorts will earn prizes, and will become permanent fixtures at HalloweenMovies.com for millions of fans to enjoy in the coming years.

There is NO CHARGE for filmmakers to submit their films. The call for entries opens August 1, and will close on Sunday, September 30.


  • All films will be uploaded to our Halloween Network YouTube page.
  • Once the call for submissions ends on September 30, I will go through and sort what we got, laying out a month-long schedule for them to run in October. The idea is to have two a week or so, based on the number of submissions.
  • Voting will be based on number of LIKES on the YouTube page for each one.
  • Winners will be announced on Halloween night, and added to a special page on the site.
  • Winners may also be screened at upcoming events

Here is what I had for ideas on rules for submission…


1. Films must be submitted as files, as we will be adding them to our HALLOWEEN Network on YouTube.

Send files via a download link, or large file transfer service (WeTransfer.com, for example) to justin@halloweenmovies.com or click the “Submit Now” link at the bottom of the page. Do not email links to any pre-existing YouTube post of your film, and do not post links here or at the HalloweenMovies Facebook page. The links will be deleted to keep things fair for everyone submitting.

2. With your submission, include the following:

  • The title of your film
  • Your name and contact information
  • Cast and crew list
  • Link(s) to any website(s) relevant to the film
  • Poster image for your film (if you have one)
  • Running time of your film (FEATURES run 60 min +, and SHORTS run 1-59 minutes)
  • Caution as to whether or not there is nudity and/or adult language (both are fine, we just need to know)

3. Films should involve the HALLOWEEN universe/characters we all know, or at least be related to the series in some manner, but cannot contain clips or music from any existing HALLOWEEN films, but you can include your own variations on the theme as long as you do not ever make your film available for sale anywhere. Please be aware that any uploads which contain intellectual property infringements will immediately be disqualified.

4. This Film Festival is not meant to encourage dangerous techniques when in production. Please BE SAFE and use any and all precautions when making your fan films. Avoid potentially dangerous things like real knives, and do not attempt to reenact stunts from any of the HALLOWEEN films. The Film Festival (or entity names) will not be responsible for any resulting injuries and cannot be held liable in a court of law. Engaging in production of films is at your own risk.

5. Submission of your film constitutes implied acceptance of any and all terms and conditions presented. Filmmakers may send a cease and desist letter to Film Festival. Legal release/disclaimer stating the above will be forwarded to filmmaker upon submission.  Signing the release is a prerequisite for entry into the contest.



Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Henry and Romo from The Geek Speak Show. I answered some basic questions about Fan Films, Fanboy Theatre, dropped a couple of names, and tried not too embarrass the Fan Film community too much. You can check out the show here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wte5MeB6pi8. Thanks for the love guys!


Today’s FFOTD is soaked in blood, and brought to you by Trent Duncan. Prepare for the epic carnage that is…JVL-Jason Vs. Leatherface! Have fun 🙂


Hey Ladies and Gents, I decided to start up a new feature here on FBT that’s sure to satisfy all of you fellow Fan Film nuts out there, Fan Film Of The Day! FFOTD will spotlight a different Fan Film everyday from Action, to Horror, and everything in between.  Since life has been hectic of late I don’t get a chance to update as often as I used to, or would like to,  so FFOTD will be a great way to get your fix while I’m away.  For our very first installment of FFOTD I figured it would be a poetic move, of sorts, to go with a film by the Director of the very first Fan Film I have had the pleasure of reviewing, The Nightmare Ends On Halloween. The Director is Chris Notarile, The company is Blinky Productions, and the brand new film…DARKMAN! Hope you enjoy folks 🙂

-Fanboy Will

Updates And Other Treats…

I’m back as promised, and I’ve got coolness galore to share! We’ll start with Mr. Chris Notarile of Blinky Productions fame…Chris has been one busy beaver, cranking out numerous quality Fan Films over the last couple of months. Notarile returns to His Horror roots with the releases of, The Nightmare Ends On Halloween II, and Myers-Rise Of The Boogeyman. You can enjoy these films below, along with Daredevil 83′, Notarile’s take on Marvel Comics beloved Man Without Fear. Speaking of the Dare-Devil, Yet another Fan Film has surfaced featuring the crimson clad hero brought to you by Will Devokees. This film can be seen HERE.

In other news, If You like Horror Fan Film You’re in luck! Two new films are available online to satisfy your thirst for blood, and to tickle your funny bone..Evil Dead:Vendetta is an online fan series serving as a sequel to previous Evil Dead films. This time around the film focuses on Ash’s son. Look for plenty of Raimi-like goofiness in this one. This film is brought to you by Angry Camel Productions and is available for viewing HERE.

Closing up today’s updates, and continuing the blood shed, I bring you a a different sort of Fan Film, Director Effram J. Adams, Horror Movie. Adams film features a bullied girl who decides to exact revenge on Her tormentors by summoning the spirits of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael Myers, and a host of other Horror film icons, to do Her bidding. As it turns out, the troubled girl may have bit off much more than she can chew. You can view this film in five parts by clicking HERE.

That’s all today, We’ll be back with more Fan Film fodder next time, including our second annual Fanboy Theatre Christmas Special! See Ya’ then!

-Fanboy Will


Hey Gang, Just wanted to let everyone know that Fanboy Theatre will once again be attending this years New York Comicon at the lovely Jacob Javits Center in New York City! Yep, This weekend I’ll be roaming the floors of the con, along with my FBT co-horts, looking for juicy interviews and HOPEFULLY, some fellow Fan Film peoples. If I haven’t already, I’m looking forward to meeting you all 🙂 Have fun at the con, and look out for those Cosplay swords, You’ll poke your eye out!!

-Fanboy Will


While Fanboy Will has been away, the Fan Film community has been finishing films, and/or working on them, left and right! I am quite behind, so please forgive Me for some of the long overdue reviews, and announcements in this update. We’ll start with the new stuff first…Well, It was bound to happen, and it has! Our own, Christopher Moshier (also the head honcho behind Fan Film Follies) has nearly completed his very own Indiana Jones Fan Film! Chris has been working with Director, B. Anthony Gibson, and crew, on a prequel film to Gibson’s 2009′ film, Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Apalachee. The new film, Indiana Jones And The Legend Of Bimini is currently in production in Rochester N.Y., with Mr. Moshier serving as Location Manager. A not so easy undertake considering it’s an Indiana Jones Fan film. I think what I’ve seen thus far looks great, and I have every bit of faith in Mr. Gibson, Moshier, and crew to hit this one out of the park! You can help the cause by visiting the official webpage for the film HERE .   Meanwhile, Enjoy a trailer for, Indiana Jones And The Secret Of The Apalachee. Consume!

Now, on to the rest of the Fan Film Fun! First up is our old pal Chris Notarile, head honcho over at Blinky-Productions.com. Chris has just released two brand new Horror Fan Films based on two of the most popular Horror franchises in cinematic History, Friday The 13th, and Nightmare On Elm Street. Notarile decides to take a different approach this time. Both new films, Krueger-A Tale From Elmstreet, and Voorhees-Born On a Friday, are ‘Year One’ type stories, briefly exploring the evil roots of Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees. Check them both out today in the FBT Screening Room!

Up next, Yet another Fan Film based on everyone’s favorite little boy gone wrong, Jason Voorhees! Friday The XIII-Resurrection, a film by Peter Murfet, is currently available for your viewing pleasure on Youtube. Click HERE for the carnage…

Much More coming your way tomorrow, as FBT’s Updateapalooza rolls on……Be here!