Guillermo Del Toro’s film shorts contest (that is to say short films, not people wearing shorts in films) has attracted some serious contenders to the YouTube Space-based Halloween event. And one of the very best is easily long-time YouTube horror expert Paige McKenzie. An NMR superfriend, Paige is the founder of the awesomely creepy Haunting of Sunshine Girl Network YouTube channel, so it’s no surprise a contest of this nightmare caliber would be right up her alley.
Del Toro is set to narrow down the final five videos from over 100 entries, from creators including such luminaries as The Brothers Riedell, Hazel Hayes, AVByte and BlackboxTV. The winner gets a development deal with del Toro and Legendary Pictures. NMR will of course be featuring more comprehensive coverage of this contest in the coming days, but in the meantime, feel free to wet your pants over Crescendo:
No, we’re not going to tell you what it’s about — stepping into the abyss is half the fun.