A college campus becomes the hunting ground for a masked murderer in John Berardo's Initiation, and with the new slasher coming to theaters, On Demand, and Digital on May 7th from Saban Films, we've been provided with a replica of the killer's mask featured in the movie to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader!

Check out how to enter our contest below, and to learn more about Initiation, visit the film's official website and Instagram page!


Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) replica of the killer's mask from Initiation.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

  1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:


  1. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Initiation Mask Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on May 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method, per household will be accepted.


Directed by John Berardo from a screenplay by Berardo, Brian Frager, and Lindsay LaVanchy, Initiation stars Jon Huertas, Isabella Gomez, Lindsay Lavanchy, Froy Gutierrez, Gattlin Griffith, Patrick Walker, Bart Johnson, Shireen Lai, Kent Faulcon, with Yancy Butler and Lochlyn Munro.

Synopsis: "During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious when a star athlete is found impaled in his dorm. The murder ignites a spree of sinister social-media messages, sweeping the students and police into a race against time to uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secrets…and the horrifying meaning of a recurring symbol: a single exclamation mark."