Monday, August 8, 2011

Freddy's Toronto Nightmares Scavenger Hunt and Contest

Hey fellow Undergroundians, who's excited for our big events coming up this August? Sure, we have such luminaries as LANCE HENRIKSEN (coming in on Thursday, August 27th to talk about his film NEAR DARK) and JOHN WATERS (coming in on Saturday, August 29th for an exclusive stand-up set), but what we are here to talk about today is the man of your dreams, Freddy Krueger.



Robert Englund, the man who portrayed Freddy in the seminal Nightmare on Elm Street series of films, will be attending a screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS on Friday, August 28th and will partake in a Q&A session following the film.

The event is selling out fast and tickets can be found at Brown Paper Tickets, but we want to extend to you guys a chance to win your way in to see Freddy for free (and more likely than not, some of our other big August events as well).

If Wes Craven's New Nightmare has taught us anything, it is that Freddy is very much a real, living entity and he has enlisted our blogger to help him bring more souls to the party at the end of August.

Freddy will be tweeting clues from the Twitter handle FKUnderground every few days or so. In fact, 8 clues are already up. While they might look simply like lines from Freddy's movies, they are actually location clues. (Don't fret, they will be elaborated upon later, but you have to remember them for now. They will not be repeated.)

Our blogger will be stationed throughout the city at a different location throughout the next few weeks ready to give an (un)lucky winner a pair of passes to see Robert Englund live. But unlike last year with Scott Pilgrim and The Riddler, things are going to be a bit harder this time out.

Each destination will focus on a different film from the Nightmare franchise. Upon reaching that destination, in order to obtain the tickets, participants must correctly have the answer to 3 trivia questions about the film. These questions will be posted ahead of time. When the location has been given away, participants will have one hour to get to the destination and answer the questions correctly. The questions will be posted here on the blog several hours in advance of the location being given away. If you were able to garner anything from the Twitter clues already posted, you are ahead of Freddy's deadly game already.

A few things to keep in mind:

-The clues might be in the order of the films, but that doesn't mean the giveaways will be sequential. Freddy doesn't play by the rules. They will be out of order, and be ready for curveballs.

-The Freddy Vs. Jason stage of the contest will also test your knowledge of Jason.

-There will be two BONUS giveaways. One will focus on the music of the Nightmare series and one will be a special geocaching adventure to find Freddy's bones. (And who knows, maybe Freddy has something cooked up that he isn't even telling us about. Again, he doesn't play fair.)

-Our blogger is a huge Freddy fan and he will be doing everything in his power to help you find him and free him of Freddy's evil spell. On giveaway days, our blogger will post in depth looks at each of the films in the Nightmare series that will include the answers to several of the trivia questions.

The first giveaway will be this Friday. Stay tuned for further updates. And whatever you do, don't fall asleep.

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