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Fantastic Fest 2010: 3rd Wave of Programming Announced

The third wave of programming for the sixth edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 23rd-30th in Austin, Texas, has been announced with the highlights being the US premiere of the hyper-stylized action film Bunraku, a sneak preview of Darren Bousman’s terrifying new horror-thriller Mother’s Day, and the world premiere of Agnosia, the latest film from Fantastic Fest

Two More Grimm Up North 2010 Films Announced

The Brothers & Sisters Grimm who put on Manchester, England's premier horror film festival, Grimm Up North, have revealed there will be a grand total of 17 feature films on their final bill this year. Along with the previously announced Evil - In the Time of Heroes, Slice, Reel Zombies, and the crazy Japanese horror caper Alien vs. Ninja, two more entries have been announced. Read on for the details!

Event Report: 2010 San Diego Blacklist Art & Film Festival

This past August 28th saw the San Diego debut of the Blacklist Art and Film Festival, and your local Dread Central staff members were on hand for the event. We're happy to report a good time was had by all, and even though we'd seen a couple of the horror shorts shown during the film fest portion already, they really popped thanks to the enthusiastic crowd.

Castle, Terry (William Castle)

Many genre fans today know the name William Castle, but not so many are aware of his full and lasting impact on it. Back in the late Fifties and on through the Sixties, his was a name that was synonymous with horror films. Further, his name was – and remains – one that defines the term “spectacle” in modern film history. Castle was a man who never forgot that “show” is the first word in “show business.” He knew, instinctively, that if you gave the movie-going audience a decent show, the business part would take care of itself.

Event Report: Film4 FrightFest 2010

Another August Bank Holiday weekend has just left us, and along with it so too has this year’s Film4 FrightFest. The UK’s premier horror film festival continues to go from strength to strength and this year was certainly no different – filled with thrills, chills, spills, controversy, legendary guest appearances and more.

William Castle's Daughter Terry Castle Talks Her Dad, His Movies, His Gimmicks, and His Resurrection!

Many genre fans today know the name William Castle, but not so many are aware of his full and lasting impact on it. Back in the late Fifties and on through the Sixties, his was a name that was synonymous with horror films. Further, his name was – and remains – one that defines the term “spectacle” in modern film history. Castle was a man who never forgot that “show” is the first word in “show business.” He knew, instinctively, that if you gave the movie-going audience a decent show, the business part would take care of itself.

Fantastic Fest 2010: 2nd Wave of Programming Announced; New Images from Several Entries!

The second wave of programming for the sixth edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 23rd-30th in Austin, Texas, has been announced; and if you were on the fence about attending, well, you just may want to start booking your flight immediately!

William Castle Speaks to Us From Beyond the Grave!

A quick follow-up to yesterday's news story about the New York City Return of William Castle. In typical Castle fashion you just can't keep a good ghoul down! Get ready to hear from "the man himself" regarding the upcoming film festivities!

In or Around New York City? Then You Can Experience The Return of William Castle!

If someone were to ask us to name our top ten directors of all time, the name William Castle would sit firmly somewhere within the top five. The man was not only a true showman but also an absolute genius. If we have one regret in our tenure here at Dread Central, it is that we weren't around during Castle's heyday of insane gimmicks. The man was without question the godfather of viral marketing, and it's taken the rest of the industry decades to catch up. If you live somewhere within the Tri-State Region, we have the info on an event that you do NOT want to miss!

Fantastic Fest to Host a Gala Screening of Buried; Also Will "Bury" Four Winners

Opening night of the 2010 Fantastic Fest (Thursday, September 23rd) just got a bit more crowded with Rodrigo Cortes' Buried joining the previously announced Let Me In at The Paramount Theatre, and along with Cortes, star Ryan Reynolds will be in attendance for the gala screening.

First Four Grimm Up North 2010 Films Announced

Year 2 of Manchester, England's premier horror film festival, Grimm Up North, is taking place Halloween weekend, 28th-31st October 2010, and the first four films have been officially confirmed along with a handful of the event's seminar guests.

Let Me In to Open Austin's Fantastic Fest

Along with the first batch of thirteen films that have been announced for the 2010 Fantastic Fest (see them here), we now know what movie will be playing opening night: Matt Reeves' Let Me In.

TIFF 2010: Full Image for James Wan's Insidious

Over the weekend we speculated that a new ghastly image that debuted on the website for the Toronto International Film Festival was for James Wan's latest fright flick Insidious in support of its Midnight Madness line-up. Today confirmation came along with the full image itself.

Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness Teases Some Spooky! First Image from Insidious?

One of the most badass parts about the Toronto International Film Festival is its Midnight Madness programming line-up of ten genre-themed films spread out over ten maniacal nights, and things are already looking appropriately frightful. Oh, the joys of being a Canuck!

6th annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival

The South African HORRORFEST Film Festival is the only Halloween event of its kind on the continent, and this year celebrates its 6th annual outing. The deadline of end-August 2010 is approaching fast for short film-, feature film-, and short story entries. All details at: http://www.HORRORFEST.info Check out the killer event promo produced (in 2009) by HORRORFEST organizers Paul Blom & Sonja Ruppersberg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFh62j-3IpI (to be expanded soon)
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