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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.

May 2010 LA Weekend of Horrors Adds a Trio of Re-Animators

Creation Entertainment has updated the guest list for its upcoming Weekend of Horrors show that's taking place this May in LA with three names that should send horror fans straight to their favorite travel websites so that they can book a trip to the West Coast.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win Tickets to Film Society of Lincoln Center's Coffin Joe Triple Feature

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting a Brazilian horror festival entitled "DEATH DEALER: Introducing Coffin Joe, Brazil’s Horror Superstar" and has joined forces with Dread Central to provide two lucky winners with a pair of tickets each to the January 23rd screenings of At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse, and Awakening of the Beast.

Doug Bradley and William Powell Discuss Bringing Horror to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for a lot of things: showgirls, gambling, and being the place where whatever sins you indulge in, no one at home has to know any better. What most people wouldn’t necessarily know is that Las Vegas is home to one of the cooler, more intimate places to check out comics and catch a screening of lots of horror/genre flicks - The Sci-Fi Center.

Ari Lehman's Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei Journal

Much as we'd like to, we can't always get to EVERY festival that happens. That's why we have friends like Ari Lehman, who travels extensively and who can bring us a blow-by-blow of the events as they happened.

See Dr. Giggles at LA's New Beverly with the Good Doctor Himself!

Our friends over at Horror Movie a Day, in association with Phil Blankenship and Amoeba Music, are re-implementing midnight screenings of some of their favorite flicks at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, and on tap for this weekend (Saturday, December 12th to be exact) is the one, the only, Dr. Giggles.

Celebrate 30 Years of Christmas Evil in Austin, Chicago & LA

Who says there's no Santa? Certainly not slasher fans in Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles, who are being given a special treat this holiday season: 35mm theatrical screenings of Christmas Evil!

Event Report: Silent Night, Zombie Night Does Vegas!

This past weekend Christmas came early to Las Vegas, and it brought along with it a fun little zombie flick called Silent Night, Zombie Night (review here). The Sci-Fi Center in Las Vegas held a screening of Sean Cain's yuletide horror flick, and Dread Central's own Heather Wixson was on hand to host the gathering and the Q&A that followed.

Slamdance 2010 Line-up Announced

Slamdance, which runs concurrently with Park City’s Sundance Film Festival, has announced its 2010 line-up, and there are several choices that look to make genre fans sit up and take notice.

Experience Hell on Earth with Doug Bradley in Vegas

This December 15th Doug Bradley will return to The Sci-Fi Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, to sign autographs and provide live audio commentary to Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. For one night only, you can take what happens in Vegas home with you!

Creation Entertainment's Weekend of Horrors Bringing Some Serious Fright

The first two guests for Creation Entertainment's upcoming Weekend of Horrors show that's taking place this May in LA have been announced and wow -- talk about a serious one-two punch!

Watch Your Terminator: Salvation Blu-ray with McG via BD-Live

The next step in a totally immersive movie-watching experience is available now as owners of the new Terminator: Salvation Blu-ray are able to participate in the first-ever audio-enabled Live Community Screening (LCS) on Saturday, December 5th, 2009.

Attend the Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box Launch Party in Seattle

Coming soon (this month to be exact) to a bookstore near you is Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box, edited by Jacques Boyreau, the guy behind Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters. This 200-page soft cover tome documents our ghoulish favorites from video stores past in full splatterific detail, encased, ever so snugly, in a "facsimile VHS slipcase".

Slime City Massacre Lands a Premiere Date

Writer/director Gregory Lamberson will add a special twist and a welcome scream to the 2010 Beloit International Film Festival when he returns to Beloit, WI, as the honorary Chair of the fifth annual BIFF, Feb. 18-21, 2010. Creator of the horror cult classic Slime City, which marked its 20th anniversary at BIFF in 2008, Lamberson will be on hand for the world debut of the recently completed sequel, Slime City Massacre.

Ninja Assassin Black Carpet Mayhem

Well, even though Ninja Assassin may not exactly be a horror flick, around these parts we find ninjas and gratuitous violence pretty badass. All that being said, Dread Central sent out the team of Heather Wixson and Brian Smith to cover the black carpet premiere of the movie last Thursday night at the historic Mann's Chinese Theater.