Mike Flanagan's Absentia Heading to UK Blu-ray in July

Back in 2011 my best of the year list was topped by Mike Flanagan's Absentia, and with his follow-up, Oculus, in theatres now, it's good to see a little love being shown to his award-winning breakthrough film as it hits UK Blu-ray for the first time.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Chance to Attend Dread Central's Screening of Absentia for Free

This Friday, February 10th, marks the first collaboration between Dread Central and Constellation.tv. We will be holding an online screening of Mike Flanagan's brilliant Absentia with yours truly handling hosting duties. Now the good people at Constellation want you to attend...for free!

REMINDER: Dread Central Hosting Online Absentia Screening on Constellation TONIGHT!

So maybe you've heard a lot about online movie screenings but haven't checked one out yet. Here's your big chance. On Friday, February 10th, Constellation.tv will be holding an online screening of Mike Flanagan's awesome film Absentia, and it will be hosted by... me!

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Chance to Watch Absentia Online for Free!

Last week we told you about a pretty cool upcoming event where you can watch Mike Flanagan's Absentia (review here) on Constellation.tv with Flanagan hosting it live via webcam. Now we have your chance to see it for free!

Watch Absentia Online with Director Mike Flanagan Hosting

We've made no bones about the fact that Mike Flanagan's Absentia (review here) was among our favorite films of last year. If you haven't had a chance to check it out for yourself yet, then mark your calendar for February 2nd as Flanagan will be hosting an online screening and Q&A of the film that evening.

Winners Announced for 2011 Flickers RI International Horror Film Festival

Check out Rhode Island getting its horror groove on! Not only did this past weekend see the wide release of the new Robert Englund film Inkubus, which was created by an all Rhode Island crew, but now we've got the results of the area's 12th annual horror film festival. Nice job, Ocean Staters!

2011 Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival Lineup and Schedule

The second annual Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival has announced its film selections and schedule. In all, 48 films will screen at the five-day festival, which runs from Wednesday, October 26th through Sunday, October 30th at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe in Amherst, New York.

2011 Shriekfest Film Fest Names Winners; Absentia Takes Home Best Feature!

And the praise continues to come in for director Mike Flanagan's stunning atmospheric thriller Absentia as the film nabbed the Grand Jury prize during the 2011 Shriekfest Film Festival awards ceremony last night, closing out the Shriekfest's four-day celebration of the world of independent horror.

Final Ten Films at the 2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival Include Two World Premieres

Ever wish you lived in Canada? And we're not talking about politics or health care here. We talking about movies! Once you take a look at the final lineup for the 2011 Toronto After Dark film fest, you'll be packing your bags for the Great White North for sure!

Shriekfest 2011: Exclusive Q&A with Filmmaker Mike Flanagan

In writer/director Mike Flanagan's Absentia (review here), we follow Tricia (Courtney Bell), whose husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister, Callie (Katie Parker), comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house.

2011 Bram Stoker International Film Festival Lineup Announced

The 2011 Bram Stoker International Film Festival, running October 28th-31st, takes place in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, and shows independent narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from around the world, many of which will be having their world or UK premieres at this year's fest. Read on for all the details regarding the lineup!

2011 Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival Releases Lineup

The love letter to genre films known as Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival is gearing up for its third annual event, which run from September 16th-18th in Seattle, Washington. This year promises to be the biggest yet with 5 feature films and over 40 shorts, most making their Northwest or Seattle debut.

Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up

It’s that time of year again! It's film festival season, and we've got yet another one for you. This one goes out to all of you in the Big Bear Lake, California, area. Listen up because the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival has dropped the names of the films and directors in this year's line-up.

Exclusive New One-Sheet Debut: Absentia - On Demand This Friday July 1st!

It's been a while since last we spoke about one of our favorite indie offerings of the year, Absentia (review here), so given that the film will be premiering On Demand this Friday, July 1st, we thought it best to remind you. Well, that and show off this spiffy new one-sheet!

Absentia Nails U.S. Distro

Today is a great day. One of our favorite indie films of the year, Absentia (review here), has gotten itself distribution, and that means you guys get to dig on all the fine spookery for yourselves really soon!