Horror show.TV, the first UK-based VOD service specialising in horror and fantasy films. has joined forces with FrightFest, Movie Mogul, Horror Channel and Wildseed Studios to provide the national competition’s shortlisted films with a streaming and downloading service via their dedicated VOD hub.
Shortcuts to Hell 2, the nationwide search for new filmmaking talent who are primed and ready to make their first horror feature film, is already up and running, The three finalists will debut their films at this year’s FrightFest event and the winning filmmaker, chosen by a public vote, will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 2015, with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000. The completed feature film will receive UK digital distribution, its world premiere at Film4 FrightFest 2015, and a broadcast premiere on Horror Channel.
TheHorrorShow.TV’s major domo David Hughes said, “The Shortcuts to Hell competition is already renowned as an exceptional crucible for genre filmmaking talent in the UK, and with this year’s addition of the feature film incentive, it’s bound to be the biggest incarnation of the competition yet. We’re extremely excited that the twenty-six finalists – including, of course, the overall winner – will be able to show off their films through the kind of digital streaming and download release for which TheHorrorShow.TV is known.”
Movie Mogul managing director John Shackleton added, “We’re thrilled to welcome TheHorrorShow.TV as an exciting Video On Demand and streaming partner to SCTHII. We can now ensure maximum exposure for the winning filmmakers, whilst offering film fans and those with a keen eye on new talent, further options on how, when and where to consume the tasty second volume of new horror offerings!”
Entries for the competition are already coming in, with the judging panel, which includes filmmaker Simon Rumley, Horror Channel’s Emily Booth and Total Film editor Rosie Fletcher, set to choose the three finalists after the competition closes on July 22.