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Sitges 2011: Winners Announced; Red State and Attack the Block Score Multiple Awards

The 2011 Sitges Film Festival has concluded its competition portion and announced awards in more categories than we've seen at any other fest. The biggest winners are Kevin Smith's Red State and Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, but several other films we've been closely watching here on Dread scored victories as well, including Kill List, Livid, The Divide, The Woman, Bellflower, Hell, and Detention.

Complete Lineup Announced for the 2011 South African HorrorFest

One film festival I'm bound and determined to make it to one of these years is the South African HorrorFest, but for now I'll just have to live vicariously through those of you who live close enough to attend. And after taking a look at this year's lineup, I'm pretty sure that if you are in the area, you won't want to miss it!

The London Horror Festival Presents Five Weeks of Theatrical Terror

What does your average film festival run for? A weekend, maybe a full week? Across the pond at the London Horror Festival, they're giving you five weeks of madness from October 25 through November 27 (thus, their Halloween is only the beginning tagline). Oh, and one other thing ... they're acting it out live every night! Any festival can pop on a movie reel, sit back and relax. These blokes have to dig down deep for every single performance ... three shows a night!

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.

Event Report and a Few Mini-Reviews: Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival

The busiest month of the year for horror fans started with multiple events to choose from, including the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. The mountain location, with its vast forested areas, is perfect for telling campfire tales or watching horror movies. The festival itself took place in the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center with nighttime activities held on a ship, at a local nightclub, and in a restaurant, all great locations to have fun and be spooked.

Full Feature Lineup and Artist Guests at the Mile High Horror Film Festival

The Mile High Horror Film Festival is taking place October 7th-9th in Denver, Colorado, and the lineup is now complete along with the list of local Colorado artists that specialize in the horror genre who will be special guests of the fest. Read on for the details!

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!

Fantastic Fest 2011: 100 Best Kills Recap!

2011 marked the fourth consecutive year of "100 Best Kills" at Fantastic Fest – a celebration of horror’s most memorable and outrageous death scenes, no matter how obscure. This year Cinefamily, which has its own version of this sick celebration, joined in on the fun, adding a new technological breakthrough allowing the controller to move frame-by-frame, back-and-forth, and even record scratch each kill like some sort of sadistic DJ.

Fantastic Fest 2011: Fantastic Fest Award Winners! You're Next Cleans Up!

With Fantastic Fest 2011 winding down, the event has announced its award winners! What was the best in show? Who took home top honors? Read on for all of the juicy details!

2011 Grimm Up North Film Festival Announces First Wave of Special Guests

If you've lucky enough to live in or near Manchester, England, then you should definitely be planning to attend the upcoming Grimm Up North Film Festival, which runs October 6th-9th at the AMC Cinemas in the Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate. Need more incentive aside from the great films they have lined up? Then check out their still in process special guest list!

Sitges 2011: New Films Added Including The Thing as the Closing Movie

The 2011 Sitges Film Festival, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain, is finalizing its lineup, which now includes Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt, Kevin Smith's Red State, and the return of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, who will be presenting their new piece Livide. In addition, The Thing (2011) has been named as the closing movie.

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Calls for Submissions

Okay, all you John Carpenters out there waiting to be discovered. Here's your chance. All you Wes Cravens ready for your shot at the big time, all you Alexandre Ajas primed for Hollywood... Listen up. The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival is calling. It's saying "Submissions Wanted: This Means You!"

Knoxville Horror Film Fest Slated for October 22-23

Knoxville, we know you're all Volunteer fans there, and things could be better for you. Florida just opened another can of whoop ass on you, and Tennesse's most glorious alum, Peyton Manning, is on the shelf until who knows when. But fear not! I've got good news for you.

Femme Fatales Heading to a Special Session at Sitges 2011

And the lineup for this year's Sitges Film Festival, which runs 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain, continues to grow. A big batch of "Special Session" short films has been added to the lineup, including seven episodes of the Cinemax "Femme Fatales" TV series directed by a host of popular genre directors such as Richard Hollis, Frank McCloud, Steve Kriozere, Mark A. Altman, Darin Scott, and Buddy Giovinazzo.

See The Last Circus and The Hills Have Eyes at the Syracuse Film Festival's Brew & View

This year's Brew & View 35mm Film and Video Series at the Syracuse (New York) International Film Festival offers two horror films at midnight on October 14th and 15th: The Last Circus and The Hills Have Eyes (2006), respectively.