Do you have a passion for the great bogeymen of horror movies? Those terrifying figures hiding in darkened theaters, who have remained in the collective unconscious since they were first unleashed on the public? You know their names: Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface. Do you have the guts to add another nightmare-inducing character to the horror hall of fame? Now’s your chance, thanks to Boost Mobile’s “Best of the Next in Horror” contest.

Boost Mobile is looking to the next generation of horror moviemakers and writers to create and submit a one-page film treatment describing a new and original “Villain of Horror” character. Entries will be accepted through June 27. The top five winning treatments will be selected on July 7, and each finalist will receive a prize of $10,000 to be used to produce a short film of up to five minutes in length incorporating their winning “Villain of Horror” character. Of the five finalists, one lucky moviemaker will receive a grand prize of $10,000. The winning short film will be screened later this year at Boost Mobile’s ScreamFest Film Festival. For more on the complete rules of the contest and submission forms, visit

So what are you waiting for, horror fans? Create the “Villain of Horror” roaming inside your head, and make your “nightmare” come true today!