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.


Today’s FFOTD is a spooky little number from Director Dave McRae. McRae’s, Halloween-Black Eyes, manages to capture the fear and suspense of John Carpenter’s original 1978 film and cram it into a bite-sized fan feature. So turn off the lights, lock the doors, and enjoy…….

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


Blinky Production’s Chris Notarile returns to Haddonfield with his latest Fan Film, Halloween -Season- Consume!!


Yet another good friend of FBT, (Blinky Production’s own, Chris Notarile) is asking for your help to make a dream become a reality. I know Chris is a huge fan of the Halloween films, so reach deep into your pockets for a guy who knows how Halloween SHOULD be done…. Below is a synopsis of the project, Halloween Season, details on the fundraiser can be found HERE at Indiegogo.com

“Halloween (Season) is a non-canon atmospheric look at the stylistic world of Haddonfield and it’s my evil resident.

Michael Myers, one of the world’s most famous and deadliest slashers to ever exist, can best be classified as a thrill killer: A predator who finds excitement in the art of hunting and stalking prey.

But it is their first kill that creates an unquenchable blood lust in most thrill killers. And in an effort to recapture that defining moment of his live, Michael Myers attempts to recreate his first murder, the killing of his sister, Judith.”

Halloween Fan Film: Judith (via The Reely Bored Blog)

This looks awesome, check out the trailer!

Halloween Fan Film: Judith Being a huge fan of John Carpenter’s Halloween, I have been an avid fan of the fan-made movies that feature the famed (and adorable) Michael (Mikey) Myers. I was also intrigued at how fans like myself have always kept the character alive and kicking, well, killing. Enter Judith, the latest in the fan-made movies, directed and produced by Josh Hasty,  with a twist. In this film, we follow to the moments of Judith Myers up to her death. All those f … Read More

via The Reely Bored Blog