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Albany, NY Announces Three Nights of Horror with FantaCon 2013 This September

It's a few pages away on the calendar, but we just got word there's a new festival in town, and that town is Albany, NY. Scheduled for September, FantaCon, which was originally held in 1979 in Albany, is returning to the Empire State in 2013 for an all new weekend of excitement.

Dark Carnival Film Fest Announces its 2013 Call for Entries and a New Haunted Location

A lot of cool events take place in big cities, but we know horror fans live in small towns, too, so when news came of the Dark Carnival International Film Festival announcing its 2013 shows dates, call for entries, and new haunted(!) location, we thought we'd help get the word out.

Dread Central's Indie Horror Month Kicks Off with the CineMayhem Film Festival

If you're a regular reader of Dread Central, then you know that March is officially Indie Horror Month around these parts. A time when we celebrate our future horror maestros! This year we're kicking it off with a bang!

Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival Launching in Madrid this June 3-9

We're always on the lookout for cool sounding events to share, and today we got word on a new film festival starting up this June in Madrid: Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be one of the biggest events related to fantasy, horror, and science fiction cinema in Spain.

Submit a Concept for Fantasia's 2013 Poster Art; Winner Will Receive VIP Passes

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up for its 2013 event and looking for your help. Graphic artist Donald Caron will be designing this year's festival poster, and if you submit the winning concept, you're going to Fantasia for free!

The New York City Horror Film Festival is Now Accepting Entries for 2013 Fest!

Indie horror filmmakers, listen up! One of the best genre festivals out there, the New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF), is now accepting entries for its 2013 festival, which will be held this upcoming November.

Slamdance 2013: First Trailer for Jug Face Spills Online

On tap for you cats right now who are keeping a close eye on the festival circuit is the official trailer for Jug Face, which will be playing at this year's Slamdance Film Festival. Slamdance 2013 takes place opposite Sundance on January 18-24 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn.

SXSW 2013 Announces Evil Dead World Premiere and First Look at the Bates Motel Pilot

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival begins March 8th, and already a few details have been revealed. Evil Dead will be having its World Premiere at the event, Carlton Cuse will be providing a look at the pilot for "Bates Motel," and Matthew McConaughey is heading up a panel as well.

Slamdance 2013: Get a Load of Jug Face

Another genre flick playing at this year's Slamdance Film Festival is Jug Face, and we have the film's first stills and one-sheet for you right here! Slamdance 2013 takes place opposite Sundance on January 18-24 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn.

Slamdance 2013: First Stills From Ghost Team One

Several new images from Ghost Team One arrived in our inbox this morning in honor of the film's premiere at Slamdance 2013, which will be taking place opposite Sundance on January 18-24 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn. Dig 'em!

Slamdance 2013: Jug Face and Billy Chen Presents: Ghost Team One to Premiere

While Sundance usually gets all the love, we'd be remiss if we didn't also focus on the horrific happenings taking place at this year's Slamdance 2013 Film Festival (January 18th to the 24th). The first two genre flicks have been announced, and we're sure there's more to come.

Long Island's Second Annual Macabre Faire Film Fest Being Held January 19th and 20th

Long Island’s only film festival catering to the horror, suspense, and thriller genres - the second Macabre Faire Film Festival - will unite filmmakers, actors, producers, and horror fans under one roof for two days of movie madness and awards this coming January 19-20, 2013.

Help the 2013 Mass Indie Film Festival Expand Its Horror Offerings; Call for Entries Now Open

The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival hopes to incorporate a couple of blocks of horror films in 2013 so if you're a budding indie filmmaker and have a project you'd like to submit, now's the time to do it! The 3rd annual MIFF has officially announced its call for entries.

New Short Film Festival Looking for Horror Submittals

News of a new indie film festival devoted to short films with a special section for horror landed in our inbox, and since it also serves as a means to continue the Shawna Shea Memorial Scholarship Fund, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to let you all know about this very special event taking place December 17th in Millbury, Massachusetts.

Toronto After Dark 2012 Announces Winners; Cockneys vs. Zombies Wins Gold; American Mary Continues to Dominate

With one of the longest lists of award winners we've ever seen, the 2012 Toronto After Dark Film Festival has announced who brought home the gold, silver, bronze, and more from this year's event.