Kurt Andersen’s Terrifying Horror Movie

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Friday, February 07, 2014

Master of suspense Wes Craven has been orchestrating horror for more than four decades. It began with The Last House on the Left (1972), continued with Freddy Krueger and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and went mainstream with the Scream series (beginning in 1996). Now, you have an opportunity to get a little payback.

We’re challenging you to create a film on the theme of "young genius" that terrifies Craven (and the rest of us) in no more than 30 seconds. 

We’ve already received several seriously creepy movies and decided we couldn’t resist creating our own. Watch it below — if you dare.


#scaryshortsEnter: Studio 360’s Scary Short Film Fest

We want you to create a super-short horror movie — 30 seconds or less on the theme of "young genius." Wes Craven will announce the winner on the show.
(Deadline: 11:59pm ET March 2, 2014.)


Studio 360 presents: This is Not a Test starring Kurt Andersen

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Comments [4]

Jenny from Studio 360

Hi Logan -- sorry for the delay.

The film itself must be :30 or less -- we're not counting credits/title cards (although we've been impressed by folks who have tried to squeeze them in).

In Kurt's case, we left those title cards in extra long to make sure people got all the important information. (Of course, he's not eligible to win anyway... tough break, Kurt.)

Looking forward to seeing your entry!

Feb. 26 2014 03:10 PM
Logan from Akron, OH

OK, Kurt's vid is *50* seconds long. It's 30 seconds without title card and end credits. So question, is title card, title and end credits included in the 30 second limitation?

Feb. 17 2014 06:59 PM
David from Studio 360

Alan, we're lucky to be able to work with Amy -- she's a real talent. She turns nothing into something great in this charming video for New York Public Radio: http://www.wnyc.org/careers/meet-our-team/

Feb. 08 2014 09:59 AM
Alan Sklar from Westchester County

Amy Pearl is to be congratulated for the effectiveness of this film.
She's a fine editor.
Kudos to Amy.

Feb. 07 2014 01:37 PM

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