Daniel Radcliffe launches a “killer” story contest

Daniel Radcliffe’s upcoming feature film “The Woman in Black” (view the trailer) releases in February of next year. To promote both the film and its origins as a spooky ghost story (by Susan Hill), Daniel has announced on YouTube that filmmakers are holding a special contest open to residents of the UK and Ireland. They are seeking submissions of original (short) ghost stories.

Beginning this Halloween, 31 October, budding writers will be able to submit their own original short story to THE WOMAN IN BLACK YouTube channel. The winning entry will be recorded by Radcliffe and included on THE WOMAN IN BLACK DVD and the winner will win a trip to London to attend the Premiere of THE WOMAN IN BLACK in early 2012.

This contest is an excellent opportunity for writers to showcase their talent and be recognized in a very big way. It seems like they are looking for the scariest story, and Dan released a second video, this time of himself reading a passage from none other than “The Woman in Black.”

Entries will exist entirely on YouTube, with the entry period lasting until December 20. At that time, the public will be able to vote on 10 finalists.

For full information on this contest, visit the Woman in Black YouTube Channel. Once again, the contest is open to UK and Irish residents only. Will YOU be entering?

Eric S.

Eric Scull joined MuggleNet in November of 2002. Since that time, he’s presided over a number of sections, including name origins and Dear Hogwarts, but none so long as the recently revived Crazy Caption Contest. Eric is a Hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.