Ghastly Gatherings

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: True Blood and Game of Thrones Panel Dates Announced

As someone who stood in line several hours last year for the "Game of Thrones" Comic-Con panel and still didn't make it inside, this latest bit of news concerning when presentations for both that show and "True Blood" will be held gives me hope that this year might be different.

Anne Rice to Make Her First Appearance at New York Comic Con

Sure, our focus right now is the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, but lest anyone forget, New York hosts a Comic Con of its own in October, and promoter ReedPOP has announced that the first Spotlight Guest will be horror author Anne Rice.

Dread Central to Co-Sponsor Comic-Con FEARnet Bash with Resident Evil 6, Dark Sky, and More!

If you're a horror fan and have attended the San Diego Comic-Con over the last several years, you know one thing... here at Dread Central we know how to party. But this year we're a proud part of what could be the biggest horror event ever.

RiffTrax Returning to Theaters to Tempt Manos: The Hands of Fate

In an era when many movies adorning screens are remakes and reboots, it’s hard to argue against the reasoning behind the ex-“Mystery Science Theater 3000” guys at Rifftrax taking a second stab at Manos: The Hands of Fate, a film that would be toiling in obscurity if not for MST3K.

Film4 FrightFest Announces the 2012 Opening and Closing Night Films

The UK's premiere film festival, Film4 FrightFest, has revealed the opening and closing night films for this year's event, which is running from the 23rd to 27th of August, 2012, at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Read on for details!

Kat Von D's Wonderland Gallery Hosting Viva Vampira Photo Exhibit Livestream Tonight (June 15)!

We love our dark ladies, and they don't come much darker than Maila "Vampira" Nurmi, a true horror trailblazer. Kat Von D's Wonderland Gallery in West Hollywood is celebrating the career of the genre icon with Viva Vampira, a photo exhibit of the actress, tonight (June 15).

The Macabre Faire Film Fest Coming to Rockville Centre, NY, June 22-24

Three days of horror movies, celebrity guests, vendors and a downright horrific ambiance…that is the Macabre Faire Film Fest, coming soon to Rockville Centre. So those of you in the New York area, consider yourselves warned.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win Tickets to the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival

Once again our good friends at the New York Asian Film Festival are showing their generosity to Dread Central readers. They've offered a pair of tickets each to screenings of Boxer's Omen or Asura during the fest. Read on for the details of how you can win!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival Calls for Entries

Any of you filmmakers out there who are looking to make a splash in the business, here's a great opportunity for you. The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is calling for horror, sci-fi, action and cult film entries.

Dates Set for Grimm Up North's 2012 Grimmfest Film Festival; More Summer Screenings Announced

The dates have been set for Grimmfest 2012, Grimm Up North’s annual festival of horror and cult movies. It gears into action in Manchester, UK, this October 4th-7th at The Dancehouse theatre.

Important Dates and Artwork Revealed for the UK's 2012 Film4 FrightFest

The UK's premiere film festival, Film4 FrightFest, has released its promo poster for this year's event, which is running from 23rd to 27th August, 2012, at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Read on for details!

Trailer for London’s Cine-Excess Festival and Conference Promises Cult Delights

UK lovers of all things cult cinema would do well to mark May 24–26 on their calendars as the Cine-Excess International Film Festival and Conference returns for a sixth year of screenings and discussion regarding all things pulp and cult.

REMINDER: Dread Central's Online Screening of The Good Sisters on Constellation.tv Is TONIGHT, May 18th!

Just a friendly reminder from yours truly that I'll be hosting Dread Central's Online Film Series screening of The Good Sisters TONIGHT, May 18th, on Constellation.tv beginning at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT, with a few special guests.

Artist Gris Grimly Touring with Baby Tattoo Books from Vegas to Kansas City

Tired of everything happening in LA or NYC? Then check out this news of Gris Grimly hitting the road with Baby Tattoo Books before visiting the Spectrum Fantastic Art LIVE! in Kansas City with stops at unique, art-centric emporiums in Las Vegas, Denver, and Lawrence, Kansas.

Event Report: Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012

Texas Frightmare Weekend, which ran May 4-6, 2012, now bills itself as the premier con in the Southwest, and as our event report will attest, that's definitely accurate. This year the guest list was massive, around 20 films were screened, and a Carrie-themed prom was held. The film list alone was bigger than many film festivals.