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Screamfest L.A. 2012 Skully Awards Announced; Soska Sisters and American Mary Are Big Winners

The 12th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival has ended its ten-day run in Los Angeles, and the winners of the famed “Skully” Awards were announced at the closing night party held at Trader Vic's in the Downtown LA Live complex. Read on to see who took home the 10-pound prize.

A Halloween Message from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Programming Team

In honor of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival's early submission deadline happening today, October 19th, the TFF Programming Team put together a fun Halloween-themed video that we just had to share.

Orlando's Freak Show Horror Film Festival to Honor Robert Englund on October 28th

Hey, horror fans in the Orlando area, it's time to sharpen your Freddy gloves and bust out your red and green sweaters as you won't want to miss out when genre icon Robert Englund receives a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Freak Show Horror Film awards ceremony.

Viscera Film Festival Calls for Entries, Joins Forces with Photographer Joshua Hoffine

One of the most influential film fests for the promotion of female filmmakers, the Viscera Film Festival, is now calling for entries, and to help promote the event, they've brought in one of our favorite horror photogs, Joshua Hoffine.

Event Report: Screamfest L.A. 2012 - Exclusive Opening Night/The Collection Photo Gallery

With the 12th annual Screamfest L.A. having kicked off this past Friday, October 12th (it runs through the 20th), we hit the carpet to bring you some eye candy and to chat with director Marcus Dunstan (among others) regarding his flick The Collection, which launched the festival.

2012 South African HorrorFest Lineup, Schedule, and More Info Announced

Hitting its 8th year, the annual South African HorrorFest film festival is coming up quickly (it runs 24 Oct-2 Nov), and the full lineup and event schedule have been announced. It's one of the biggest we've ever seen!

Screamfest L.A. to Honor Legendary Filmmaker John Carpenter

Screamfest L.A. is gearing up to present the great John Carpenter with a very well deserved career achievement award. As if the event couldn't get any bigger and better, right? Read on for all of the details right here!

Winners Announced for 12th Annual Shriekfest in Los Angeles

Shriekfest 2012 was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, hosted Shriekfest October 4th-7th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened almost 40 films and had 30 screenplay finalists and 10 original song finalists. Read on for the winners.

Dread Central Hits the Opening Night of Shriekfest 2012

The 12th Annual Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival and Screenplay Competition kicked off with a raucous Opening Party last night, and of course we were there to photograph the talent on the carpet and get the lowdown on this year’s event. Read on!

Lineup Announced for 12th Annual Shriekfest in Los Angeles

Even with Albert Pujols and a slew of Red Sox coming to town this year, Los Angeles won't be seeing the World Series, but judging by the film lineup for the 12th Annual Shriekfest, LA is getting something even better.

Film4 FrightFest Announces Halloween All-Nighter 2012 Lineup

Not content with dishing out just one of the premier events on every horror fan’s calendar year after year, the guys behind the Film4 FrightFest also run the Halloween All-Nighter – and we’ve got this year’s lineup right here for you, if you have the stamina to last it out!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival Announces Final 11 Movies in its 2012 Lineup

So maybe you won't have hockey in the great white north this year, but that doesn't mean all is lost. The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is making sure of that! They've just announced the final 11 features on their docket, and what a line-up it is!

Rock and Shock Welcomes Eric Roberts; Announces Free Sunday Admission for Servicemen and Women

We've got some new updates coming out of Rock and Shock. One story involves a new celebrity guest, and the other concerns a promotion for servicemen and women, including police officers, firefighters and EMTs, attending the festival.

LA's Screamfest Horror Film Festival Taps The Collection for Opening Night Movie

Celebrating its twelfth year in operation, the Screamfest Horror Film Festival will be kicking off 10 days of horror on October 12… and organizers have chosen The Collection to be the opening attraction.

2012 San Diego Film Festival Adds Horror Component; Full Lineup Announced

With Dread Central headquarters being located in San Diego, we're happy to be able to report on a local event that isn't Comic-Con! The 2012 San Diego Film Festival kicks off soon and will include some really good stuff!