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Exam and Mother Take Top Honors at Santa Barbara Film Fest

The 25th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) ran from February 4-14, and two of its winners are films that we've been keeping close tabs on here at Dread Central: Stuart Hazeldine's Exam from the UK and Bong Joon-Ho's Mother from South Korea.

Screamfest LA Call for Submissions and Bloody Valentine Mixer

It boggles the mind, as I feel that I’m still recovering from the madness that was last October, but that creepy fun-filled month will be upon us once again in a short seven and a half months, which in this case means that competition is now open for all new features and short films for Screamfest LA 2010.

Where Can You See After Dark Films' Horrorfest 4?

Horrorfest 4 kicks off in exactly two weeks, and no doubt many of you have been wondering if it'll be happening in your home town ... and if not, how far will you have to travel to be a part of it? Well, wonder no more as After Dark Films has released its up-to-date list of cities and locations for the fest.

After Dark Unveils Its Horrorfest 4 Poster

We're just two short weeks away from After Dark Films' Horrorfest 4, and today they finally unveiled their event poster. I guess since they decided to discontinue selecting a "Miss Horrorfest" for 2010, they also decided to make the poster less suggestive than in previous years.

Screamfest LA Awards Wrap-up - The Human Centipede Wins Big!

On Sunday, October 25th, the ninth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival Awards were held at Level 3 at the Hollywood & Highland Complex in Hollywood.

Dread Central at the Forget Me Not Premiere

This scribe hit the black carpet of Screamfest LA’s premiere of Tyler Oliver’s flick Forget Me Not last night in Hollywood, CA, and interviewed beau of Rumer (Sorority Row) Willis and actor Michah Alberti regarding his role in the same.

Dread Central Attends the Opening Night of 2009 Screamfest LA

This Dread Central scribe (along with 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys actress Kathryn Le) hit the black carpet of the opening night of Rachel Belofsky's 2009 Screamfest LA film festival last night, as well as the after-party at Boulevard 3. Pictures and more follow!

Duncan Jones' Moon Shines Brightly at Sitges

The results are in from the recently concluded Sitges Film Festival, which ran from October 1st-12th in Catalonia, Spain, and Duncan Jones' hauntingly beautiful Moon (review here) left its competition in the dust.

AFI Fest Announces Halloween Schedule

Yet more horror to see in the season! AFI FEST has announced its horror programming: a number of genre films scheduled to be shown on Halloween at the Mann Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, California.

FANTASTIC FEST Winners Announced!

For those of you who weren't in Austin, TX from September 23-30, you missed out. Fantastic Fest lived up to its name and presented some of the newest, most anticipated, and best films of the year. From the comfort and coolness of the Alamo Drafthouse (which serves AWESOME food during movies) to the palatial Paramount Theater, Austin showed that it knows how to treat fans of genre films.

Deadmonton's DEDfest Horror Film Festival Hits in October

Edmonton, schmedmonton - it's Deadmonton! DEDfest, one of Western Canada's few, if only, horror film festivals, is gearing up to get under way October 15 through October 18. Curious what you just might get to see? Read on!

Spike to Have its West Coast Premiere at Shriekfest 09

Filmmaker Robert Beaucage’s feature film Spike (which won "Best of the Fest" at 2008’s Edinburgh International Film Festival) is set to have its West Coast premiere on Saturday, October 3, at 3:30 pm as part of Shriekfest 2009.

Shriekfest Announces Star Lineup

The 2009 Shriekfest Film Festival has released an update to its recently announced list of film and screenplay finalists; this time, it's a rundown of some of the talent scheduled to be involved in the event in order to represent their films.

Screamfest LA Reveals Full Schedule

One of California's biggest and most well respected film festivals, Screamfest LA, revealed its entire schedule today, and it's packing the horror goods including The Fourth Kind, The Human Centipede, and Cabin Fever 2!

Finalists Announced by Shriekfest 2009

It's time to see if your shorts and features made the cut - Shriekfest 2009, which runs October 1st-4th, 2009, has released the titles of those films that have made its 2009 Finalists list.