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Monsterpalooza Set to Invade Burbank Again Next April

One convention that we heard nothing but good things about earlier this year was Monsterpalooza (read our event report here) in Burbank, CA, which featured special effects artists from the horror industry along with their many works. So we are very happy to report that it will be returning to the Marriott Burbank Convention Center April 9-11, 2010.

Baltimore Gives Edgar Allan Poe a True Sendoff!

In what has to be one of the greatest genre stories in recent years, the horror genre’s most prolific writer, Edgar Allan Poe, will be given a royal ceremony beginning on October 7th with a public viewing of his body at the Poe house and continuing all the way to October 11th with a funeral procession and service.

Paranormal Activity's Box Office Numbers and a Message from Oren Peli

Dread Central was present at two of Paranormal Activity's midnight screenings this past week -- in Austin at Fantasic Fest and in Boston (read our report here) -- and preliminary box office numbers indicate the enthusiastic crowd reactions we saw were mirrored at every other location where it played. In addition, Paramount reports that the film's website has been "bombarded" with over 200,000 requests for additional screenings.

Dread Central Hosts Paranormal Activity in Boston

The first woman in line waited 5 hours. Those who jumped in behind her stretched down the alley, across the back of The Coolidge Theater, round the corner and down the street past the theater again ... and then even farther on down the road!

Spend an Unhappy Hour with Gris Grimly at The Poe Museum

We hear a lot from horror fans that "everything happens in LA or New York; how about something for those of us in-between?" Well, it's not quite the Midwest or the Mountain States, but folks in and around Richmond, Virginia, have one helluva cool event to look forward to!

Event Report: Horror Realm, Pittsburgh, PA

If you weren't in Pittsburgh this past weekend, you missed one helluva good show. In fact, now that the alcohol has worn off, I find myself inundated with cool swag, great (if fuzzy) memories, and lots to write about. So here's how it all went down from September 18th-20th, 2009.

Get Free Tickets to Spike TV's Scream Awards

If you live in the LA area, are 18 or over, and like both dressing up and attending awards shows, this opportunity has your name all over it! The folks running Spike TV's Scream Awards 2009 are looking for seat fillers and audience members to attend the show in full costume to help them transform the Greek Theatre into a visually stimulating experience full of action, thrills, shocks, and surprises.

Join Fangoria's Trinity of Terrors on Halloween Weekend

Searching for something different to do this Halloween? How about a trip to Vegas, where the Fangoria Trinity of Terrors will be taking place at the Palms Resort and Casino October 30th-November 1st?

Screamfest LA Reveals Full Schedule

One of California's biggest and most well respected film festivals, Screamfest LA, revealed its entire schedule today, and it's packing the horror goods including The Fourth Kind, The Human Centipede, and Cabin Fever 2!

Monster-Mania 13 Photo Gallery is Now Live

Monster-Mania 13 may have come and gone, but we have photographic proof of all the shenanigans, hijinks, and murderous highlights! Our key man in Jersey, aka the man with all of the free stuff you look forward to each year, Nomad, was on the scene with his camera and eye for naughtiness.

Just When You Thought Jersey Had Enough Problems ... Zombie Walk!

The infection of twitching undead will surface in New Jersey once more. Saturday, October 3rd, be prepared for the New Jersey Zombie Walk & Fest! At 11am the madness begins... 11:00AM – Anatomy FX Presentation on zombie make-up effects and prosthetics 11:30AM – Professional Make-Up Panel demonstration featuring special guest artists 12:30PM – Award-winning zombie fiction author Brian Keene Presentation

TIFF '09: Midnight Madness Day Seven

The Toronto International Film Festival '09 is in full swing, and you'll be happy to know that Dread Central has partnered with the fine folks over at The Substream to bring you daily video coverage of the event that will feature news, interviews, and maybe even a couple of reviews here and there.

Johnny Ramone Tribute Includes Night of the Living Dead in 3D

On the heels of the announcement earlier this week that a 3D Night of the Living Dead remake is in the works (read that story here) comes news that the original NOTLD has been restored, colorized, and converted, frame by frame, into full 3D and will premiere at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3, 2009, as a part of the 5th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute.

TIFF '09: Midnight Madness Day Six

The Toronto International Film Festival '09 is in full swing, and you'll be happy to know that Dread Central has partnered with the fine folks over at The Substream to bring you daily video coverage of the event that will feature news, interviews, and maybe even a couple of reviews here and there.

TIFF '09: Midnight Madness Day Five

The Toronto International Film Festival '09 is in full swing, and you'll be happy to know that Dread Central has partnered with the fine folks over at The Substream to bring you daily video coverage of the event that will feature news, interviews, and maybe even a couple of reviews here and there.