If you have stumbled across a video on Crypt TV late night, you surely have become mesmerized by the brilliant work of aspiring filmmakers. Actually, I take that back, the individuals submitting videos are pretty exceptional to say the least. Many of the shorts have been viewed by millions with other shorts armed with the potential to be turned into features.


With Halloween looming just around the corner, there couldn’t possibly be a better time to unleash those demons and craft your own horror short. Eli Roth and Blumhouse Productions are partnering with Inkshares, a crowd-driven publisher, in an effort to showcase aspiring horror writers. Published on the popular CryptTv platform, writers will be given the opportunity to showcase their unique fiction to the masses.

Sharpen your nails and pencils, here are the details:

  • CryptTV will host a contest through Inkshares website. 
  • The top three horror ideas/projects will be determined by unique reader counts. The deadline for this is October 31st. 
  • Out of the three, CryptTV will choose one for its collection which will be promoted via CryptTV.
  • Winners will be announced by CryptTV on Friday, November 4th. 

“What I love most about horror is how it can define certain moments in life — terror has a particular way of cementing memories,” said Inkshares CEO, Adam Gomolin. “From childhood to adulthood some of my favorite memories were built around indie and mainstream horror — whether tv, film, or literary. The last decade has seen a resurgence in the quality and diversity of the horror genre. I’m thrilled that the stories we bubble up in this collaboration could have a similar impact on the lives of folks of all ages today.”

“CryptTV prides itself on bringing original, short form scares to the horror community and we are so excited to partner with Inkshares to give the fans a voice and platform to bring the next great horror story to life,” added Jack Davis, founder and CEO of CryptTV. “Inkshares facilitates an incredible opportunity for fans and writers alike and I can’t wait to see the response from our horror loving community.

– Deadline.com

All parties involved are absolutely elated for the event and this is a great opportunity for those of you with a great horror in mind.