Time Running Out for Video Challenge Entries

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You’ve got a little over a week to get your entry in for the GeekMom Video Challenge! The deadline is April 21.

Simple create a video accompanying GeekMom Rebecca Angel’s gently sung but very creepy bedtime song, Monster’s Lullaby. The lyrics offer up all sorts of great potential movie visuals. Zombies. Turtles with knife-like nails. Disembodied arms. Rampaging monkeys. A bubbling pot of people soup.

Take a listen.

The contest is open to kids, teens, and adults. For details like rules and prizes (and to enter), check out the original post. For inspiration, check out the lyrics.

Monster’s Lullaby

Hush, oh my darling with terrors in the night.
Only mamma’s singing can banish out the light.
Death will surround you, softly like a sigh.
In this monster’s lullaby.

Think of the horsemen bowling with their heads.
Think of the zombies tucked beneath your bed.
Think of the turtles clicking nails like knives.
In this monster’s lullaby.

A tangle of string caught tight against your throat.
Boiled in hot soup: will you sink or float?
Monkeys smashing cribs, oh, hear the babies cry!
In this monster’s lullaby.

Close your eyes.
One- two- three.
Sleep my monster.

Echoing footsteps, but no one’s ever there.
A disembodied arm that drags you down the stair.
Falling where no one can hear your last good-bye.
In this monster’s lullaby.

Enter Our First GeekMom Video Challenge!

Monster’s Lullaby, composed and performed by our own GeekMom Rebecca Angel, begs to be immortalized in video. Rebecca’s sweet voice provides a perfect contrast to the hysterically vivid lyrics. We gleefully note they include being boiled in soup and dragged by a disembodied arm.

This contest is open to all sorts of video treatment, from kids holding up a series of photos they’ve crayoned to parents dancing in zombie costumes to stop motion animation. Or whatever twisted cleverness the song inspires.

(Contest is over)

You have a month to polish your entry in one of three categories:

  • Adult
  • Youth ages 11-18.
  • Junior ages 10 and under

The deadline is April 21, 2012.

Your prize is the thrill, of course, of winning the First GeekMom Video Challenge. But we’re throwing in a few perks too. We’ll cross post the winning video on Wired.com. And we’ll send you some swag you didn’t know you needed (including Rebecca’s CD!).

Check out our rules below, listen to the song, and let inspiration scream on camera!


  1. Create a video to accompany the tune composed and performed by GeekMom Rebecca Angel, Monster’s Lullaby.
  2. Upload your video to YouTube. Your tags must include “GeekMom video challenge,” “Monster’s Lullaby,” and “Rebecca Angel.”
  3.  Officially enter the GeekMom Video Challenge by adding your video URL on this GeekMom post as a comment. In the comment you must also note your video title and the category you are entering: Adult, Youth 11-18, Junior 10 and under.
  4. Submissions need to be your own and you must have rights to use all content within them.
  5. GeekMom is a family-friendly site. Videos deemed too violent or rude will be disqualified by a Panel of Easily Offended Experts.