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Italy Braces for Fantasy Horror Award Event

March 19-21, Orvieto Italy - You think America is the only horror-loving country on the planet? Think again, Sparky. North of Rome in the city of Orvieto, Italians are gearing up for what promises to be one hell of a time. The annual Fantasy Horror Award celebration is a pretty big deal, and they're pulling out guests and celebs galore to prove it.

Gris Grimly Artwork on Exhibit at Hyaena Gallery

With well over a dozen books to his credit, Gris Grimly has been steadily carving a unique niche for himself in the art world for many years now. His talent ranges from fine art to illustrated children’s stories, including work with Neil Gaimen and illustrated volumes of Edgar Allan Poe and Sleepy Hollow. Through the end of this month his books and t-shirts will be on display at Hyaena Gallery in Burbank.

Open Casting Call for a 'Strange' Web Series

Horror satire seems like it's one of the toughest things to nail down. Too often it either falls flat or is just plain stupid. But I've got a good feeling about the folks behind How to Survive the Strange, and if you do, too, you might be able to join them!

Details on the Texas Frightmare Weekend Emerge!

Any horror fan worth his or her weight in gore should be amped up for George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, and if you’re planning on attending the Texas Frightmare Weekend, that’s exactly what you’re going to be seeing. That and so much more!

NY / NJ Residents - Check Out This Bad Biology Event!

Here's a heads-up for all you lucky New York and New Jersey residents! If you've been meaning to check out Frank Henenlotter's long awaited return to cult cinema, Bad Biology, you're in luck. And Dread Central is here to keep you in the loop!

Creation's Weekend of Horrors Fleshes Out Its Re-Animator Reunion

Things just got a lot sweeter for Re-Animator fans! In their quest to put on one big ass-kicking convention, those lovable sickos at Creation's Weekend of Horrors have just brought in some more West created firepower!

Monsterpalooza Guest List and Presentation Updates

We're exactly two months away from the second annual Monsterpalooza, which is returning to the Marriott Burbank Convention Center April 9-11, 2010. To help get people fired up for the event, which features special effects artists from the horror industry along with their many works, the promoters have revealed the expanded guest list along with a slew of presentations and demos that will be taking place over the weekend.

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.

Monster-Mania 14 Guest List Grows

The weekend of March 12-14, 2010, is home to the 14th semi-annual horror con known as Monster-Mania, which goes down in Cherry Hill, NJ. As always, Nomad will be on hand representing Dread Central, and now we have a little better idea of who'll be joining him along with the previously announced Night of the Creeps and My Bloody Valentine reunions.

Creation's Weekend of Horrors Bringing on The Men Behind the Mask

You. Yes, you reading this. You wouldn't be a fan of say, oh, someone by the name of Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees, would you? What's that? Yes? Well, if you're in the LA area in May, you NEED to be getting yourself to Creation's Weekend of Horrors!

SXSW '10: Horror Line-Up Revealed

Next month the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival will be in full swing down in awesome Austin, Texas, and we've got a look at what horror flicks will be sending super-sized chills down the spines of festival goers.

In NYC? Walk with the Zombies of Horrorfest 4!

As part of the festivities surrounding this Friday's kick-off of After Dark's Horrorfest 4, there will be a NYC Zombie Village Crawl with the meet-up scheduled for 5:00 PM on January 29th at Pie by the Pound, 124 Fourth Avenue.

Attend a Free Screening of District 13: Ultimatum in NYC

Gather all ye dystopian horror fans in the Tri-State Region, Fangoria is holding a free screening of District 13: Ultimatum at the Cinema Village tomorrow, Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m.

Terror Train Screening For You Lucky California Residents

If there's one thing that continuously tempts me to pack my bags and relocate to the West Coast, it's the New Beverly Cinema and their endless revival of classic horror films. I suppose not shoveling six inches of snow every other goddamn day would be a plus as well, but really, it's all about slasher movies.

Vote for ShoWest 2009 Fan Choice Award & Win a Trip to Vegas

As Dread Central's resident awards show junkie, it is my mission to make sure our like-minded readers don't miss out on any opportunity to participate in such events if they are so inclined. On tap for today: the ShoWest 2009 Fan Choice Award. Along with voting for the movie of your choice, you can enter Fandango’s Fan Choice Sweepstakes to win a trip to the star-studded show in Las Vegas.