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Creation Now Running Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Conventions; Chicago Hosting First TVD Con This Weekend

Attention fans of "The Vampire Diaries": Warner Bros. has granted a license to Creation Entertainment to produce “Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Conventions”, and the first is taking place in Chicago this weekend!

CONTEST CLOSED! Snag Yourself Free Tix To Sci-Fi Spectacular in Chicago, April 28

In our unending quest to land free stuff for every single reader of Dread Central, we bring something special for those of you in the Dread Central Chicago Chapter. Read on for info on winning a pair of tix to Sci-Fi Spectacular, a 14-hour sci-fi/horror movie marathon!

Latest Update on Next So. Cal ZombieWalk

We've got the date and the location for all you West Coast zombie crawl fans. None other than the head dead guy himself, Antho D, contacted us to drop the latest info on the zombie charity event…wait, charity zombie event. Don't think there are zombie charities, are there? Kinda too late for that.

Jason X Screening in L.A. - Pot Smoking Counselors Engaging in Pre-Marital Sex Welcome!

Around these parts we have a wondrous and unapologetic love for Jason X. Yeah, it has some problems here and there, but rather than jumping the shark when our favorite maniac was launched into space, it actually ended up being a lot of fun!

Mass Indie Film Fest Hosting Indie Filmmaking Showcase on April 26th

Indie Horror Month may be technically over, but that doesn't mean our coverage of indie films and events is anywhere near done, and if you're either an indie filmmaker or a fan of indie films, then you'll want to attend the Mass Indie Film Fest's upcoming showcase event.

Mile High Horror Film Festival Calling for Entries

Well, Tim Tebow might be gone, but life goes on in Denver. And that being the case, the organizers behind the Mile High Horror Film Festival have decided to carry on and are now calling for entries for this year's festival. Are you a filmmaker, do you have dreams of fame and riches? This is a good place to start.

The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan Joining Steven Yeun at C2E2 2012

Talk about a no-brainer! It was just revealed that Lauren Cohan, who plays the popular character Maggie Greene, the principal love interest of Glenn (Steven Yeun) in AMC’s "The Walking Dead", will appear along with the previously announced Yeun at this year’s C2E2.

Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival Now Open for Submissions; New Venue and New Competitions Announced

The Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival is calling for film and screenplay submissions for its 2012 edition. The festival has also announced a new venue for this year as well as two new competitions and a $500 prize.

Sinister Pointe Opens for Special One-Night Only Dark Market on April 21st

Those of you familiar with Sinister Pointe are already excited just from reading that headline. For you poor souls unfamiliar with the haunted attraction, read on, and we'll tell you what's so cool about April 21st's Dark Market.

The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun to Appear at C2E2 2012

Noted actor Steven Yeun, currently starring in the role of Glenn in AMC’s hit series "The Walking Dead", will appear at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on Saturday, April 14th, where he will conduct a Q&A followed by a free 3-hour signing.

UK Readers: Grimm Up North Hosting a Masters of Horror Demons/Demons 2 Double Bill on 29 March

The next installment in Grimm Up North's Monthly Screenings program in Manchester, England, is a Masters of Horror Demons/Demons 2 double bill on Thursday, 29 March.

Tribeca 2012: Tribeca Drive-In Returns with Jaws and The Goonies

The free community activities taking place during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival have been announced, including one of the most popular components of the annual event: the Tribeca Drive-In. This year two of the films being screened are beloved genre classics.

Tickets Now On Sale for Chicago Fear Fest, April 13-14

It's baseball time again, which means folks in the Windy City are going to need something to cheer them up and take their minds off of the fact that it's baseball season again. The good news is Chicago Fear Fest is right around the corner, and tickets are on sale now!

Musicians-Turned-Comic-Writers Tom Morello and Claudio Sanchez Heading to C2E2 2012

Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello and noted musician Claudio Sanchez will be appearing at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Both are well-recognized in the comic community for their writing talent.

Dread Central and Machinima Hosting an Early Screening of The Cabin in the Woods in Berkeley, California

Live in or around Berkeley, California and looking for a good time? Have we got a hot ticket for you! A special early screening of the highly anticipated The Cabin in the Woods (review here)! Read on for all the details!