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Two Big Announcements from Mile High Horror Film Festival

The Mile High Horror Film Festival, running October 7-9 in (where else) Denver, Colorado, has dropped some information on us concerning their upcoming event. We have in our hot little hands the names of the first feature film and short announced to be part of the festival. Interested? Read on, Broncoville.

Screamfest LA Horror Film Festival Announces First Wave of 2011 Film Slate

Screamfest LA, the preeminent horror festival in the country, kicks off its 11th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14 and runs through October 23. Festival founder Rachel Belofsky announced the first wave of this year's entries, and if I were you, I'd do my best to be in LA during those dates!

Fantastic Fest Announces Final Wave of Programming for 2011

If you've been on the fence about attending this year's edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, which runs from September 22-29, then the announcement that came today about their final wave of programming should make up your mind. With these additions, just about every film on our radar will be making an appearance at this year's fest! Read on for the details.

Poster Artist Tony Mauro and Special Make-Up Effects Artist Rod Durick Join Buffalo Screams Lineup

The Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival will honor artist Tony Mauro for his achievements as a movie poster artist at its second annual festival and has also added special make-up effects artist Rod Durick to its guest lineup. Buffalo Screams runs five days, from Wednesday, October 26th, through Sunday, October 30th, at the Screening Room Cinema Café, located in the Northtown Plaza on Sheridan Drive in Amherst, New York.

2011 Grimm Up North Festival: Full Lineup and Schedule Announced - With Trailers!

The third annual Grimm Up North Film Festival runs this October 6th-9th at the AMC Cinemas in the Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate, and we've got the full lineup of films to be shown along with the schedule. If you'll be anywhere near Manchester, England, during that time frame, this is one event you don't want to miss!

Sitges 2011: The Film Festival Gets Scary With Von Trier's Melancholia and Soderbergh's Contagion

After a horror-dry summer at the movies, we're getting back on track as fall is just around the corner. From multiplexes to film festivals, the genre is all over the place these days. Even at Sitges '11, where two heavyweight horror films are ready to play for what I'm sure will be packed houses.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival: First Films Announced

The first several films to be playing at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival have been announced, and we have the skinny for you on what to expect from one of Canada's scariest shows!

Two More Films Announced for the 2011 Grimm Up North Festival

Two more films have been added to the 2011 Grimm Up North lineup - one old and one new - that really have us wishing we lived in the UK. Joining the previously announced Stalker are Lucky McKee's controversial The Woman and David Cronenberg's classic adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone.

L'Etrange Festival 2011 Announces Line-Up

In recent years France has been among the front-runners in pushing the boundaries of modern horror. With such offerings as Frontier(s), Inside and High Tension, French filmmakers have been making us seriously squirm. It is with this reminder of the quality of their filmmaking that we at Dread Central bring you an announcement of the film list from the 17th Annual L'Etrange Festival, France's biggest horror film festival.

Fantastic Fest Announces Shorts for 2011

Anybody can tell a good tale, spin a quality yarn so to speak, if given an hour and a half. But to accomplish that same feat in 15 minutes or so, now that's doing something. And Fantastic Fest has announced the lineup of 50 films doing just that for this year's program.

Sitges 2011: "Noves Visions" Section Films Announced

The 2011 Sitges Film Festival, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain, has released information on the films that will comprise the fest's "Noves Visions" section, which promises to be a category dedicated to the most innovative and transgressive approaches. Several genre films are represented, and we have the full rundown here.

2011 New York Film Festival Adds More Genre Films to its Lineup

The 2011 New York Film Festival has announced its full lineup of films, and as expected, a few more genre/horror films have appeared to join Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, most of which have been popping up on all the major film fest rosters also.

The Mile High Horror Film Festival Partners With FEARnet

If you're in Denver during the weekend of October 7th-9th, that trouble breathing you're having might not be from just the high altitude and lack of oxygen. It might be from the sheer terror generated by the Mile High Horror Film Festival, which recently announced a big time partnership with FEARnet.

Fantastic Fest Announces Killer Second Wave of Programming

Fresh off a successful opening salvo of films, Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the second wave of pictures for the week of September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. As always, it looks like an impressive line-up.

The Skin I Live In Heading to the New York Film Festival

The 49th New York Film Festival will take place September 30 to October 16, and while just a few of the films screening during the fest have been announced so far (the rest are coming soon), we do know Pedro Almodovar will be making his ninth NYFF appearance on October 12th with The Skin I Live In.