Forget about which team Georgetown will demolish in the first round. Who do you have going to the Evil Eight?
FearNet is about to summon a little "March Madness" of its own, with an interactive tournament called “Death March: Tournament of Blood.”
Comcast’s hybrid online-video-on-demand service has assembled 64 of the most horrific team imaginable, captained by some of filmdom’s all-time scariest men, women and other worldly creatures. Instead of wielding jump shots and slam dunks, these clubs’ arsenals include chainsaws and claws.
Death March players must select the winners – just as college hoops enthusiasts do with their March Madness picks – through the opening rounds of four 16-team brackets, all the way through the Sinister 16, Evil Eight, Fearsome Four, and finally The Finals, which will unfold April 7-8.
FearNet challenges you to join the carnage by registering at www.fearnet.com/deathmarch and filling out brackets through March 19.
In each round, fans vote on who would likely win the fight to the death and the team with the most votes, advances to the next round. As the rounds progress, victims with the most points from picking the winner of each death match have the chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of a $5,000 home entertainment system.
Presented by the theatrical The Ruins, the Death March: Tournament of Blood -- with such squads as the “Holiday Killers” led by Halloween’s Michael Myers; “Killer Pets” headed by Cujo; “Disturbed Dads” captained Jack of The Shining; and “Vampires,” whose top biter is Dracula -- tips with opening round voting from March 20-22.
To help players with their scary selections, FearNet has developed creepy, custom pages for each of its terrorizing teams, with “player stats,” signature moves and weaknesses.
For example, the “Possessed Kids” team’s signature move is a 360-degree head spinning, while the “Killer Puppets” weakness is the inability to defend termites. A special “Trash Talk” board will be presented throughout the tournament, where participants can post comments about their favorite teams and the upcoming match-ups.
“What makes the Death March: Tournament of Blood so distinctive is that it is truly an immersive, interactive tent-pole event,” said FearNet president Diane Robina in a statement. “Fans have always resonated with legendary horror match-ups such as Alien vs Predator or Freddy vs Jason. Death March: Tournament of Blood then is truly the ultimate ‘what if’ horror experience and water cooler conversation. By presenting this tournament in March, FearNet can leverage the spirit of a traditional sports tournament and turn it into a celebration of all things horror and thriller.”
As tournament commissioner, Robina announced that the following squads and their leaders have qualified for the Deadly Dance:
Teams and Captains
1) Killer Pets - Cujo
2) Killer Spiders - Eight Legged Freaks
3) Killer Babies - It's Alive
4) Killer Clowns – House of 1000 Corpses
5) Killer Weather - The Fog
6) Deadly Hauntings - Poltergeist
7) Killer Dolls - Child's Play (Chucky)
8) Killer Puppets - Puppet Master (Blade)
9) Killer Fish - Pirhanna
10) Killer Sharks - Jaws (Bruce)
11) Demon Books - Evil Dead (Necronomicon)
12) Possesed Kids - Exorcist (Regan)
13) Deadly Houses - Amytiville Horror
14) Underwater Creatures - Creature from the Black Lagoon
15) Slow Zombies - Dawn of the Dead
16) Fast Zombies - 28 Weeks Later
17) Vampires - Dracula
18) Killer Cars - Christine
19) Deadly Machines - The Mangler
20) Werewolves - An American Werewolf in London
21) Wolf Men - The Wolfman
22) Demonic Games - Witchboard (Ouija)
23) Witches – The Witches of Angelica Houston
24) Mummy (wrapped) - The Mummy
25) Cat People - Cat People
26) Cannibals – Hanibal Lector
27) Lords of Hell - Hellraiser (Cenobites)
28) Killer Leprechauns - Leprechaun
29) Giant Primates - King Kong
30) Giant Lizards - Godzilla
31) Satan's Offspring - The Omen (Damien)
32) Wicked Mothers - Psycho (Mrs. Bates)
33) Killer Cops - Maniac Cop
34) Backwood Killers - Wrong Turn
35) Killer Birds - The Birds
36) Holiday Killers - Halloween (Michael Meyers)
37) Female Slashers - Sleepaway Camp (Angela)
38) J-Horror Ghosts - The Grudge (Blue Kid)
39) Masked Slashers - Friday the 13th (Jason V.)
40) Step Parents - The Stepfather
41) Sugar Daddies - Candyman
42) Rock & Rollers - Repo
43) Superhuman Killers - Hatchet (VC)
44) Real Life Serial Killers - Ted Bundy
45) Gremlins - Gremlins
46) Man Made Monsters - Frankenstein’s Monster
47) Invisible Killers - Invisible man
48) Aliens - Alien
49) Killer Fruits/Veggies - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
50) Mad Scientists - Dr Frankenstein
51) Djins - Wishmaster (Djin)
52) Disturbed Children – Village of the Damned
53) Killer Giants - Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
54) Dream Killers - Nightmare on Elm Street (Freddy K)
55) Creepy Old People - Poltergeist 2 & 3 (Creepy Old Dude)
56) Killer Virus - Outbreak
57) Killer Mutants - Hills Have Eyes
58) Femme Fatales – Cherry Darlin
59) Masked Villians - Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Leatherface)
60) Mutant Cannibals - Chud (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers)
61) Killer Snakes - Snakes on a Plane
62) White Collar Killers - Hostel (Surgeons)
63) Disturbed Dads - The Shining (Jack)
64) FearNet Editors - FearNet Editors (Lawrence, Joe, Gab, Giaco)
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