Friday, October 31, 2014

CONTEST: What's In Your Horror Movie Survival Crate?

We've all been there... you're watching a horror flick and you simply can't believe what the characters on the big (or little) screen are doing.

Whether they're going back into the creepy house or deciding to explore that "strange noise" coming from the shed where all the power tools are, we all think we're smarter than the victims du jour.

But would you really survive an encounter with a knife-wielding maniac, possessed prom queen or alien-inhabited lumberjack? Maybe if you had a chance to plan ahead, imagine what you'd need to last till the end and get it all in a big crate that would arrive at an opportune moment?

Here's your chance to show how much smarter than stock horror movie characters you are! Use the comments section below to name up to five things you'd want to receive if you were a character in a horror movie. They can be as creative or practical as you want (like a really slow sidekick or maybe some extra gas for that chainsaw you just know is going to konk out at the wrong time).

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 we'll select a comment at random to receive a crate of goodies from ER HQ. Okay, "crate" might be the wrong word. How about a "box" of goodies including the new films INSIDE, SOULMATE (executive produced by Neil Marshall) and ZOMBIE HOOD, copies of Exploitation Retrospect 51 and 52 and more.

And speaking of crates, check out the cool gifts available at that inspired this contest. I once spent a summer working in a warehouse opening crates of sheet music with a crowbar. If you've never opened a crate with a crowbar, you're missing out on one of life's little pleasures.

Unfortunately, all the crates we opened had sheet music in them. And the occasional slice of geriatric porn somebody at the other warehouse stuck in there to "shock" us. They never contained anything cool like bacon, old school toys, or everything you'd need to survive a few extra days in the coming zombie-pocalypse.

IMPORTANT! Anonymous comments will be removed since we have no way of contacting you if you win!


David A. Zuzelo said...

Blu Ray Player.
Raw Force Blu Ray.

Mohammad Omar said...

1. A flashlight is an absolute necessity, no matter what situation. I would prefer a night-vision camera though.

2. Would like a canine companion along, a German Shepherd preferably. Read a post online where it was mentioned how animals would eat up the zombies in case of a real apocalypse scenario. So :D

3. A Swiss knife, definitely. Multiple uses, plus won't run out of battery or bullets.

4. An EMF (Electromagnetic field) meter to detect any ghostly presence.

5. A flamethrower!

Douglas A. Waltz said...

Shells for aforementioned shotgun
Functioning flashlight
Chuck Norris

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Unknown said...

Night vision goggles
a tank
food and water
Good running shoes
Someone in worse athletic shape than me.

KFelon said...
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KFelon said...

Hopefully there is a Predator suit in my crate.

Dan said...

Congrats to Travis Gillespie for being our random winner for this contest!