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....
"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...
"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!Posted by Matt on 09/21/2008. E-mail me!