Halloween Countdown ’08: Dancing Jason Contest Results!

This has nothing to do with Halloween, but I had to mention it since the DVD is finally out. If you’re at all into Avatar: The Last Airbender, please check out the Book 3 DVD box set. I wrote/produced/directed the 20-minute “Women of Avatar” special feature on the bonus disc, and I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. Avatar is/was such a great show, and I feel so lucky to have been able to work on so many of its corresponding TV spots. Getting to do a special feature really took the cake, and this was an absolute blast for us to put together.

Thanks to all who stuck around for last night’s horror movie marathon. I totally conked out during Trilogy of Terror 2, but I guess that was to be expected after mixing a poorly made martini with half a bottle of red wine. Expect more of the same on all Saturday nights from now through Halloween, so if you find yourself lifeless on any upcoming weekends, come on over!

AND NOW, it’s time to name the BIG WINNERS in the “Draw Jason Voorhees Dancing” Art Contest!

Choosing the winners was TOUGH. Really tough. I’m a little hesitant to even name the champs, because over 75 entries came in and almost all of them were the fruits of serious labor. Please don’t feel bad if you weren’t christened a grand champion for this one. There could only be so many winners. I’ll show off more of the entries later this week, but for now, let’s focus on those that were exquisite enough to be rewarded with free Ghoul-Aid.

After seeing the wealth of tremendous entries, I decided to increase the prize opportunities: We now have two grand prize winners and eleven runners-up. If I had more Ghoul-Aid, there’d be even more.

Without further ado, your two grand prize winners are….

GRAND PRIZE WINNER #1:

“It’s The Great Pumpkin, Jason Voorhees” — Created by Darth Poop

Click the image to see a much larger version. As soon as I saw this, I knew it had to win. From Jason’s perfect emulation of the retarded Peanuts Gang dance to the kids laying in bloody heaps on the floor, this is a truly inspired masterpiece that I’d really love to have poster-sized. Darth even nailed the exact stupid Halloween decorations from the cartoon! Congrats, Mr. Poop: You’ve won five packets of Ghoul-Aid!

Our second grand prize winner really went outside of the box, doing away with the print medium entirely…

GRAND PRIZE WINNER #2:

“Panic At The Disco” — Created by BUCKLY!

Congratulations to BUCKLY, who choreographed this amazing video featuring Jason dancing to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” along with a special mystery guest. BUCKLY created this with his wife, and while I’d normally consider myself as a rather joyless and jaded slug, I openly admit to cackling like a moron at this. Great work — you’ve secured five packets of old Kool-Aid!

And now for the eleven runners-up…or is that runner-ups? In no particular order, here are the best of the rest!


“Jason Takes The Cake” — Created by squee4242

Oh, squee. If Buckly didn’t choreograph a music video, and if Darth Poop hadn’t spent so much time with a 24-pack of thin-tipped markers, you soooo would be getting more than a single pack of Ghoul-Aid. I love this to death.


“Jason XXX” — Created by Amy S.

Inherent wrongness aside, I think what really did it for me here was Freddy’s accompanying drink, ash tray and stripper bills.


“Death Dip” — Created by Elizabeth C.

Easily the classiest of all of entries I received. Ingeniously subtle, I love how Jason dances with his headless victim so naturally.


“Y.M.C.A.” — Created by Dave S.

You really need to see this one full-sized to appreciate it, so click here. Leatherface’s hyper-passionate portrayal of the letter “C” made this an easy choice.


“The Watusi” — Created by Jerrod K.

I’m a sucker for anything incorporating a Batman quote — and this was always one of my favorites.


“It’s Still The Great Pumpkin, Jason Voorhees” — Created by John T.

Sorry, John. Darth Poop beat ya to it, but this is still super chic and impressive.


“No Fucking Clue” — Created by tOkKa

I have no idea what I’m looking at, but I felt that it deserved free Ghoul-Aid.


“Dancing With The Stars 13″ — Created by Terror Claws

The bloody arm highlights sold me on this one.


“Tropical Dieland” — Created by Katherine H.

Jason doing the limbo is probably the most creative interpretation of “Jason dancing” I got, and for that, Katherine now has a chance to drink fifteen-year-old Kool-Aid.


“Death Dip” — Created by Ricky H.

Breathtaking. I don’t have the words.


“Live, On Stage!” — Created by Guise

Guise provided a hilarious video of himself dancing around in a Jason costume, but I don’t want to assume that he wants it spread virally across the Internet. Guise, feel free to YouTube your creation and post the link in the comments. This one was definitely worth more than one pack of Ghoul-Aid, so I may get sneaky and throw an extra in there. Just don’t tell all of the other runners-up or runner-ups.

Congrats to the big winners! Honestly, there were a ton of great entries and many more people deserve some free Kool-Aid for their efforts. Now that I look over the entries again, there are a few in particular that really, really deserve free beverages. Once I get this first batch out, I’ll see if there’s any left. Will be posting more highlights from this very important art competition later in the week, so if you’re waiting for your big moment, please, be patient.

Thanks to everyone who entered. There are more spooky contests to come!

Check back tomorrow for WEEK 2 of the Halloween Countdown!

93 thoughts on “Halloween Countdown ’08: Dancing Jason Contest Results!

  1. Dr No

    As if Jason raving wasn’t the best! I spent half a drunken hour making that on ms paint. :P

    thanks for the contest Matt – it was fun.

  2. Spike_I_Eat_the_Brains_of_the_Living_85

    I think the quick, one day contest are the best. Reward those who are there for the moment. A long term contest might be different, but it’s the short term contest that’s fun. *thumbs up*

  3. ULTRAMAN

    I wonder what the next contest will be about. Also what will the prize/s be? =)

  4. squee4242

    Aw, I am so flattered to be included in such great company. I swear, I thought the cat in the background was supposed to be BUCKLY’s special guest and thought it was great even before Mike Myers showed up. Thanks for the nod, Matt!

    I took a few more pictures of the cake process if anybody is interested. Jason’s delicious.

  5. 9Line

    I am so buying a picture frame for my Ghoul-Aid packet. I am still debating whether or not to drink it though.

    And to be fair Tragid E, everything on MS Paint looks like it was drawn by grade schoolers.

  6. JosephMcKlay

    That’s very cool about the Avatar feature. I haven’t seen it yet, but my girlfriend has the Book 3 set and she had already told me how cool the segment was.

  7. Guise

    I just realised I posted in wrong thread…and yet still seemed to make some sense…

    I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out if a European release is forthcoming, though I’ve only been able to get the smaller individual volumes of the past books over here…so, not sure if I should hold my breath!

  8. Nicole

    BUCKLY!…seriously…I’m peeing in my pants right now. Thanks for the giggle, I needed that one! Your cat’s adorable too, and I also thought that was the special guest at first…HAHA oh the humanity.

    Great, great job everyone…I have absolutely no artistic talent but I love these contests and seeing what everyone else is capable of. You guys all rock.

  9. Captain Cussy Pants

    Hey Matt! My buddy Meghan told me you never sent her the Ghoul-Aid she won with “Leatherface Enjoys the Autumn Wine Tasting!” Do you have any idea how jealous I was that she won that? What’s with the fail?

  10. Matt Post author

    Captain: I’m sure I no longer have her e-mail address, but if she e-mails me, I’d be happy to send a replacement pack.  Cool

  11. Nicole

    Congrats to all the winners! Great job guys and many thanks for all the laughs. Glad to hear there will be more contests! X-E’s Halloween has become part of the season for me. Thanks, Matt! :)

  12. deadguy

    Of course I find this thing after-the-fact..

    Matt, you gotta’ hook me up with an email alert whenever anything Jason comes along, lol  I used to be a daily vistor here and got lost for awhile, so now I just show up and put “jason” in the site search terms.

    Just think you could do all that work for me, and not have to worry about being compensated for it!  I know, I know.. but I can dream right?

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