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2nd Annual Carnival of Darkness Film Fest Coming October 28th

Don't fill up your Halloween dance card just yet. Filmmaker Alex Bram is presenting some of the most promising new voices in horror at the second annual Carnival of Darkness Film Festival. Filled with haunting and disturbing short films from across the world, the fest takes place at LA Film School on Thursday, October 28th.

Event Report and Reviews from the 2010 GoreZone International Film Festival

On October 2nd the third annual GoreZone International Film Festival got under way at Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema; and for the first time ever, Dread was on the scene to check it out. Our report follows along with condensed reviews of six of the films shown over the weekend.

Event Report: Shriekfest 2010 - Winners Announced!

Now in its 10th year, the Shriekfest International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival took place this past weekend at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Celebrating the independent spirit of filmmaking, the festival screened 36 films and had 32 screenplay finalists and 12 original song finalists.

Full Screamfest LA 2010 Line-Up Announced! Get Your Tickets NOW!

If you're in the Los Angeles area and you're a horror fan, believe us when we tell you that you do NOT want to miss this year's ScreamFest!

Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival Announces its Inaugural Lineup

Horror fans who live in the Buffalo, New York, area will be happy to hear a new genre film fest is coming to town this October 21-24 called the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival, and the full lineup of short and feature films was announced earlier this week.

Fantastic Fest 2010 - Day One Photos and Reviews

September 23rd, the first day of Fantastic Fest 2010, is already just a memory, which is why it's good that we've gotten ahold of a few photos from the opening night festivities. In addition, the Dread Central team on the scene, Scott & Tabby Johnson and Clint & Heather McCrocklin, have already posted two new reviews from the fest, both of which are extremely positive.

Fantastic Fest 2010: Special Fest Posters; Debate Details

The always fantastic Fantastic Fest begins today, and to celebrate, they've released six incredible new posters for select films and events taking place over the next week. The posters were created by various artists for Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique. In addition, we have details on the title card in the 2010 Fantastic Debates.

Update on the Boobs & Blood Film Festival

A few months back we gave you the first scoop on a brand new festival called the Boobs and Blood International Film Festival, and now that it is almost upon us, we thought we would check back in to get all the newest details!

CONTEST CLOSED! In or Near London? Win Tickets to the GoreZone International Film Festival!

Just recently we were able to reveal the schedule and more for this year’s GoreZone Magazine International Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square. Now, courtesy of the grand folks at the GZ camp, we have two tickets for the first day of the festival (Saturday, October 2nd) to give away to one lucky winner!

2010 GoreZone International Film Festival Bringing the Blood to London!

For the second time in as many months, London’s Leicester Square is the place to be for UK horror fans as the GoreZone International Film Festival returns to the Prince Charles Cinema on October 2nd and 3rd. Featuring not only bevy of blood-soaked movies and guests but also GoreZone Magazine’s first ever awards ceremony, can you afford to miss it? Check out the full press release:

Screamfest LA Announces Its First Wave of Competitive Films

One of the best damned horror film festivals you could ever attend is without question LA's Screamfest Horror Film Festival, and the good folks behind it just an

The Legend of Beaver Dam Heading to Sitges and Several Other Film Fests

When we find something fresh and unique here at Dread Central, we don't scrimp on letting our readers know about it. And from the looks of things, the whole world is soon going to know about it, too, since the much talked about and highly praised "The Legend of Beaver Dam" 12-minute horror musical short film is about to appear in a myriad of film fests.

Film4 FrightFest 2010: Dead Cert Interviews and Hatchet II Premiere Footage

If there's one reason to be completely envious of our friends across the pond it's London's Film4 FrightFest. Every year the show kicks a copious amount of ass and all us yanks can do is drool. Well, drool and check out coverage that is! Below you'll find FrightFest's official coverage video of the Day One proceedings which included two films we've been talking about forever, Dead Cert and Hatchet II (review here). Dig it!

The Last Exorcism Heads into Opening Weekend with a Big Win at Toronto After Dark; I Spit on Your Grave Garners Multiple Awards

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 wrapped up eight thrilling nights of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult cinema last week, blazing new cinematic trails and setting new records.

An Update from SenoReality's Patrick Rea

One stumbling block that a lot of indie filmmakers hit is trying to stretch what should be left as a short into a feature-length film. Fortunately, there's a writer/director out there who understands that longer doesn't always mean better: Kansas-based Patrick Rea. And apparently we're not the only people who feel that way about Patrick as his cup runneth over with numerous film festivals clamoring to show his wares ... and also rewarding him for his efforts!