Enter our contest for a chance to win an iTunes digital download code for the Australian horror film Scare Campaign, and celebrate the US release of the film courtesy of your friends here at Daily Dead. Also in today's Highlights: the full online release of Shelter for the Bloodstained Soul and a teaser trailer for Poltergeist Encounters.

Contest: Win an iTunes Digital Download Code for Scare Campaign:

Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) iTunes digital download code for Scare Campaign. It's important to note that the iTunes codes will expire 30 days after they are generated, so after being notified, the winners must download their respective codes before they expire. Codes will be generated after the winners are selected.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Scare Campaign Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on October 31st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States and Canada. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, CA – September 19, 2016 – Studio71 (S71), the digital entertainment company and multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, and YouTube pranking sensation Matteo Moroni “aka” DM Pranks today announced the U.S. digital premiere of the Australian horror thriller Scare Campaign on Monday, October 24, 2016. Written and directed by brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the team behind 2013’s critically acclaimed 100 Bloody Acres, Scare Campaign explores what happens when a reality TV prank show’s latest victim unexpectedly turns the tables on the cast and crew.

Explains Cameron, "[Scare Campaign] really evolved from us watching YouTube clips – stuff where elaborate pranks get a bit out of hand, where people are really put under duress. There’s a funny one from Mexico that did the rounds a few years back. People enter a lift, the lift breaks down, and then suddenly this ghost girl appears behind them, screaming. People were genuinely freaking out at the sight of this girl! So our idea was ‘what if one of those people, those victims, turned on this girl and the people behind the prank?"

"What if they pranked the wrong guy?" prompts Colin.

Synopsis: The crew of a reality TV prank show facing dwindling ratings decides to up the ante by setting up a terrifying prank in an abandoned asylum. Things go horribly wrong when they prank the wrong guy. Brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes (100 BLOODY ACRES) deliver a night of blood soaked terror full of twists and turns that will satisfy any gore hound.

Scare Campaign stars Meegan Warner (“Turn: Washington’s Spies”, The Veil), Ian Meadows (“The Pacific”), Olivia DeJonge (M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit), and Josh Quong Tart (“Home And Away”).

Hailed by pop culture news site Junkee.com as “nasty, gruesome, and wickedly entertaining”, Scare Campaign went on to win Best Film, Best Direction, Best Feature Screenplay and Best Sound at the Aussie horror festival Monster Fest in 2015. As the film gets ready for its U.S. digital debut on October 24th, the Scare Campaign audience should prepare themselves for an adrenaline-fuelled horror movie, full of twists and turns, and plenty of scares.

Studio71 will be releasing Scare Campaign on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play on October 24, 2016."


Shelter for the Bloodstained Soul Available to Watch Online: Synopsis: "A family of serial killers led by a charismatic preacher resurrects a pagan spirit that feeds on the burnt flesh of lovers."

Written and directed by Nicholas James Wagner, Shelter for the Bloodstained Soul stars Malcolm Mills, Maggie Williams Hatfield, Reed DeLisle, Elena Delia, Johnny Day, J.W. Rone, Bart Debicki, Alexandra Johnson, Ryan Kaiser, Tess Williams, Adrian Jesus Iglesias, Mackenzie Williams, and Antonio Jordan. The film is slated to be released sometime this year.

To learn more about Shelter for the Bloodstained Soul, visit:


Poltergeist Encounters Teaser Trailer Revealed: "A questionable group of paranormal investigators with their own web series receive the offer of a lifetime: stay one night in a potentially haunted house for a large sum of money. What could possibly go wrong? It seems like easy money to Anton, team leader of the group, and privately, an unbeliever in the supernatural. Mick, Roach and Terrance are all investigators that take the entire situation far too lightly at first, before everything they believe changes. On that fateful night, they learn that it's all fun and games until things get real.

Poltergeist Encounters is a found-footage horror film, set in an empty suburban home, filled with dark secrets."

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).