Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson will go up against a sadistic serial killer known as The Snowman in the Universal Pictures' movie of the same name later this month, and to celebrate the release of the new thriller, we've been provided with one The Snowman prize pack (which has some awesome tie-ins to the film) to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader in today's second Horror Highlights, which also includes a look at the immersive The Snowman blog app, an exclusive clip from the college-set drama Haze, and a trailer for the new horror film Apocalypse Cult.

The Snowman Contest: "The Snowman, a terrifying thriller based on the novel by Jo Nesbø is being released on Oct 19th. A sociopath who calls himself “The Snowman Killer” has targeted the one person for whom he wants to showoff his methodical, unthinkable skills: the lead investigator of an elite crime squad. With cunningly simplistic baits, he begs to have a worthy opponent to play his sick game."

Prize Details: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive (1) The Snowman prize pack, including:

  • (1) Limited Edition Snowman Plush Doll: This limited edition Snowman plush is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It is a replica of the killer’s Snowman and features a detachable head and the Snowman logo on the bottom.
  • (1) The Snowman Official Promo Shirt - An official promo T-Shirt featuring The Snowman logo on the front and the signature design on the back.
  • (1) Replica Snowman Killer Letter - A replica of the Snowman killer’s note, sealed.

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:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “The Snowman Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on October 18th. 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."

The Snowman blog app:


Exclusive Clip from Haze: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (September 8, 2017) – Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to filmmaker David Burkman’s highly-anticipated motion picture HAZE. Written and directed by Burkman, the film stars Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O’Shea, Kristin Rogers and Sophia Medley. HAZE will be released theatrically October 13th, followed by a release on all digital platforms October 17th, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo, Vudu, Microsoft XBOX, YouTube, Cox Communications, Dish, DirecTV, Suddenlink and Verizon Fios.

In the aftermath of a brutal hazing death, a college freshman's desire to join a fraternity is threatened when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. HAZE is a raw, shocking glimpse into a world of institutionalized savagery and into the heart of a young man driven by a desperate need for acceptance and brotherhood.

The deal was negotiated by Chad Miller of Gravitas, and by Amy Beecroft and Adam Levine of Verve on behalf of the filmmakers.

HAZE was produced by Jayme Aronberg and David Burkman.

“HAZE is the kind of smart and timely film the independent moviegoers love and Gravitas is proud to be bringing it to audience nationwide” says Josh Spector, Director of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.

“Hollywood has always been fascinated with Greek Life, but ever since the seminal Animal House, the genre tends towards comedy, and the depictions of hazing are usually innocuous,” says Burkman, “HAZE is an uncompromising look at what really goes on behind fraternity and sorority house walls. We are thrilled to work with Gravitas and their daring team to get this unique film into the world."


Apocalypse Cult Trailer & Release Details: Press Release: "New York, NY - Wild Eye Releasing is preparing for the end of days with the DVD and VOD release of Apocalypse Cult. Glenn Triggs tracks an intrepid news team into the woods, where they stumble upon a bigger and more dangerous story than they ever expected. Jane Elizabeth Barry (A Night of Horror: Volume I), David Macrae (The Last Supper of the Damned), Tom McCathie ("Under the Milky Way") and Geoff Pinfield star in the thriller, which will be available nationwide on Halloween on DVD, Cable VOD and Digital HD, including Amazon Instant and Google Play.

While investigating the legend of a mysterious group of people living in the forest, a local news crew comes across an all-too-real doomsday cult. Trapped in their grasp, the news crew must find a way to escape before they execute their final act of devotion."

To learn more about Apocalypse Cult, visit the film's official Amazon page.

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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