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Another Horrific 48 Hours

Earlier this year, The Mixmaster, the Observer’s arts blog, took part in the 24-Video Race at the Angelika. The stay-up-all-night battle results in one super-fun weird piece of cinema. Feeling left out? Don’t. Now comes 48 Hours of Hell, which, surprisingly, does not involve sitting in a windowless room with the cast of Most Eligible Dallas. No, it’s a horror-themed video race — maybe the only one in the world, the website claims — sponsored by the Video Association of Dallas and the Dallas Film Society, among others. Beginning October 21, filmmakers will take prompts given by the team and turn them into four-to-eight minute horror films. Last year’s prompts — a theme, location, a prop and a line of dialogue — were “backstabbing,” “kitchen,” “knife” and “look Ma, no hands!” Sounds hard as hell to make in 48 hours, but there’s a fancy reward: The top two videos will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to have the film screened at Silver Cinemas in Denton. You can register your team at (fees apply) and keep a lookout: They’ll be publishing the prompts for this year’s film race on October 21.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2011


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