Film Comment and YFF present: a spooktacular Halloween contest!

Scary things are afoot at Film Comment

Scary things are afoot at the offices of Film Comment!

Young Friends of Film* and Film Comment will scare you out of your wits this Halloween with special screenings of the spine-tingling classics The Man Who Laughs on Thursday, October 30, and the underappreciated haunted house masterpiece, The Changeling, on Halloween.

Tell us about your favorite scary movie for your chance to win tickets, a DVD and more from the filmlinc blog!

To play: Write about your favorite scary movie in 200 words or less and send it to fccontest@filmlinc.com. The winning entries will be chosen by an editor at Film Comment magazine and will run on the filmlinc blog on Halloween. All entries must be received by midnight (Eastern time) on Sunday, October 26th.

Prize package

Grand prize: 2 copies of Music and Lyrics starring Hugh Grant tickets to the YFF event The Man Who Laughs (which includes a great reception with fabulous snacks and an open bar, by the way), plus a copy of the collector’s edition of Rob Zombie’s Halloween (on Blu-Ray or regular DVD, your choice), and Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide.

Runners up: four runners up will received two tickets each to the screening of The Changeling on Halloween.

*What’s Young Friends of Film?

Well, we’re glad you asked. It’s just about the best-kept secret in the film world. For just $250 a year, you’re on the A-List for parties and events designed especially for younger film enthusiasts at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Let your Netflix queue languish while you sit in on engaging conversation with top actors about their craft, meet influential directors, and hob-nob with other discriminating film lovers all year long. All that, plus a subscription to Film Comment magazine, lots of ticket discounts and priority ticketing for the New York Film Festival. What are you waiting for? Join now and don’t miss another incredible event.

**no Film Comment editors were harmed in the production of this contest**

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3 Comments on “Film Comment and YFF present: a spooktacular Halloween contest!”


  1. […] chance to snag a bagful of treats from Film Comment and YFF! Don’t miss this spooktacular competition! To enter, just send us a description of your favorite scary movie to fccontest@filmlinc.com by […]

  2. John Thompson Says:

    I saw Dreyer’s VAMPYR in the early 60’s It didn’t look like any other movie I’d seen & at first the story had no sense. The images I saw were as strange to me as they were to the young man on screen. Having read Le Fanu’s CARMILLA didn’t help because the movie plot contained only a few strands of the story. What the film seemed to be about is the horrible sense of dread that are a feature of Le Fanu’s stories. Many of the images were so unexpected they actually shocked. During the heyday of revival houses in NYC the film played only 2 or 3 times. At the end of the released version the vampire’s aide drowns in newly milled wheat. It’s a startling image. Le Fanu had a recurring nightmare in which he was caught in a house about to fall in on him. When he died a doctor friend who signed the death certificate, seeing the horror on the corpse’s face, remarked that the house must have finally collapsed. I wonder if Dreyer knew this.


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