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Sunday, October 16th at 6:30
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Horror Trailer Challenge returns for
fifth year of Cinematic Terror

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Frightfully good filmmaking is set to return to the Milton Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 16, for the annual Revival House Horror Trailer Challenge, taking place during ZombieFest weekend.


Since its inception, the trailer challenge has grown in popularity and response, with submissions coming in from all across the state and region. All participating filmmakers will have the opportunity to demonstrate their demonic visions on a movie screen in front of a live audience and compete for a chance to win cash prizes. 


On Friday, September 29, the Revival House will announce on our website and our Facebook page ( a specific item and line of dialogue that must be included in the trailer. They have until Friday, Oct. 14, to script, film, and edit their trailer, which can be no more than three minutes in length. 


All qualifying entrants will be screened live during the Revival House’s October event, which will run during the theater's ever-popular ZombieFest weekend.


The winners will all be announced on stage that night and awarded cash prizes. An additional cash prize will be awarded to the evening’s “audience favorite” based on total votes from those in attendance. To be eligible for the prizes the trailer created must be in attendance the night of the event.


Tickets for the Oct. 16 screening are $10, and the Horror Trailer Challenge itself is free to enter and open to all ages. Interested filmmakers (or teams of filmmakers) can email for an entry form or download them from the Revival House website (at Then, tune in to the Revival House Facebook page on Sept. 29 when the specific details of what to include in the trailer will be released. All entrants must email a closed/private link to their project to by midnight on Friday, October 14, to qualify.


To purchase tickets to the screening, head to the Milton Theatre’s website at



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