There's something about horror movies featuring killers in animal masks that just makes you want to see them... a fact that You're Next director Adam Wingard is clearly aware of, and is playing up as much as possible. The marketing for the much-anticipated and highly praised home invasion thriller has been almost entirely centered around the animal mask-wearing invaders, prominently featured in the film's posters and trailers.
Beginning last week, You're Next teamed up with t-shirt site Threadless for a special challenge, based on the three creepy masks that will be terrorizing us all come August 23rd. The challenge is for artists to dream up and design a t-shirt graphic inspired by the masks – designs that will then be turned over to the Threadless community for voting. Whichever design gets the most votes will be printed up and sold by Threadless, and the artist will receive a slew of prizes including $2,000, a $500 Threadless gift certificate, signed You're Next posters, horror Blu-rays from Lionsgate, and even replicas of all three masks. Other highly-scored designs will also be printed by the company, though the aforementioned goodies are only available to the Grand Prize winner.
Artists have through August 15th to submit their designs, and voting on current submissions is currently open to all. Check out some of my personal favorites thus far!
"THEY ARE COMING!," BY TRAVEGAN
"SHATTERED," BY PATRICKSPARROW
"GUNNA GET U," BY WYTRAB8
"FOX HUNT," BY JOE CANDE
"MACHETE BOY," BY COFFEECONTROLLED
Head over to Threadless to submit a design, and/or place your votes... and get ready for You're Next to invade a theater near you on August 23rd!