who miraculously survives a violent car crash only to face a profound
evil from his past"”a dark force hungry for his angelic youngest
Ahlborn said the "dirty magic" of the rural south inspired her story, and it clearly inspired the winning trailer"”"Grinning Demons"
by Vikas Wadhwa"”as well. The winner, selected by Ahlborn, becomes the
official trailer for the book, published by Amazon imprint 47North, and
receives $3,000. The fan favorite"”"Broken Bindings" by Samuel Scott"”will receive a $500 Amazon.com Gift Card. Learn more about the contest here.
"The winning trailer is a phenomenal take on the book, from the
actors portraying the characters to the creepy vibe the director was
able to capture," Ahlborn said. "It was hard to pick a winner because
there were so many wonderful entries, but this one outshined (or perhaps
out-spooked) the rest."
Ahlborn says there's something raw and unforgiving
about horror stories, something that "taps into our deepest, most primal
fears." Read her guest post on the inspiration that big-screen scares can provide.
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