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Don’t Leave Home Competition Winners

Don't Leave Home Competition Winners

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It’s time to reveal the Don’t Leave Home competition winners!



A couple of weeks ago, we announced a competition hosted by Don’t Leave Home – a chilling new film about a haunted painting (based on an Irish urban legend). The rules were simple. All you had to do was answer a simple question:


Where would you hang your haunted painting?


We received a lot of good answers and we appreciate everyone that took part in the contest. However, we could only pick three winners. Without further ado, here are the winning responses:



From Chris Dusendschon:

“In my bedroom, of course. I hate to sleep alone.”


From Michael Paige:

“All around the house; a torn piece in every room.”



From Vice Seutriv:

“There are some that say that the best paintings are the ones in which you see yourself. 

For this reason it hangs where my bathroom mirror used to be, just above the porcelain sink. I don’t have any need for a mirror anymore. All I want, all I NEED to see, is the painting. And the girl, and the field, and the poppies, where I see myself in every stroke and every gradient. I can see the emotions I have felt for so long, but never quite translate to words, expressed in vivid detail on the hand-stretched barn wood canvas. I can finally see… myself.

I love this painting with all of my soul. 

But I do wish that I didn’t have to keep scrubbing the blood away from the sink every morning. I can’t seem to help myself, but I guess I get so lost in the painting that I don’t notice how I brush my teeth for hours -sometimes all night- the bristles wear my gums to the bone from the repeated motion, over and over. Each day I awake in front of the mirror with dried blood stained down to my waist on my once white sleep shirt, and sometimes I’m missing teeth. I just don’t remember anymore. 

If I don’t get rid of this painting soon, I won’t have any teeth left.

But I can’t.


It’s just so beautiful.”


Each of the winners will receive a poster from the movie, signed by the director (Michael Tully) and the film’s lead actress (Anna Margaret Hollyman). Thanks again to everyone who participated! We hope you’ll join us for our next contest.


Don’t forget, Don’t Leave Home hits select theaters and On Demand TODAY (September 14th)! It’s a frightening film you don’t want to miss. Follow @CrankedUpFilms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more frights to come.


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