Ghastly Gatherings

Grimmfest 2013: First Two Films Announced; Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale

Grimmfest 2013 is taking place 3rd-6th October in Manchester's The Dancehouse theatre, and the first two films have been announced. In addition, early bird tickets are now on sale.

Scare Up Some Killer Finds at Sinister Pointe's Dark Market on Saturday, June 29

The Dark Market... just the sound of it makes you curious, no? The good people at Sinister Pointe are holding their 2nd Annual Dark Market this Saturday in Brea, CA. With dozens of vendors, you'll be able to find plenty to make your life a bit darker.

7th Annual Rock and Shock Film Festival Calling For Submissions

Horror fans in the Northeast all know about the Rock and Shock convention. It's a beloved weekend event that combines the worlds of horror and metal music in a great party. And the accompanying film festival is pretty great, too!

Monster-Mania 25 Is Headed to New Jersey with Carrie Fisher, George Romero, Being Human Cast, and More!

Garden State, you may find yourself deflowered after the madness of Monster-Mania Con 25 hits this summer. The powerhouse convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ, August 16-18, and the joint may never be the same.

Anne Rice to Serve as ThrillerMaster at 2013 ThrillerFest in NYC

New York City is once again the setting for Gotham noir as the International Thriller Writers (ITW) brings ThrillerFest VIII to town from July 10-13, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel to celebrate the "art of the thrill."

ScareLA Ready to Haunt the City of Angels this Summer

Here at Dread Central we're big supporters of the haunt industry. Why? Because Halloween is the single greatest time of the year. It's like our Christmas. If you share that same passion and are in the Los Angeles area, then listen up!

Dread Central Tours Ten Thirty One Productions' Great Horror Campout with Photos!

With the Great Horror Campout taking place this Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Los Angeles, we toured Ten Thirty One Productions last week to get a sneak peek.

2013 Viscera Film Festival Announces Judges Panel and Lineup

The full list of judges and the lineup of the 2013 Viscera Film Festival have been revealed along with the name of this year's Inspiration Award recipient. It all happens on July 13th at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Read on for the details.

UK Readers: Join Author Joseph D'Lacey for the June 8th Roadkill Launch Event!

If you happen to be located near Coventry in the UK, you may be interested to know about the launch event for This Is Horror's latest chapbook release, Roadkill (review here). Start your engines!

NewBev to Present Midnight Showing of The Howling on June 1st

I envy my CA friends a lot, but never more than when a 35 mm screening of a personal favorite is shown. Which means I usually spend about one weekend a month cursing my poor choice in geographical locale. CA-based Dread readers - I implore you - go see this one in my stead!

Live In or Near NYC? Plan Your Weekend Around the Brooklyn Zombie Crawl or the Macabre Faire Film Festival

Wake up, East Coast! So what if Memorial Day is over? Another great weekend is ahead with your choice of attending either a Long Island film fest where you can meet the face of Pazuzu or a zombie crawl in Brooklyn... or both!

Miss The Following? Follow This: Kevin Bacon on Being Ryan Hardy at The Paley Center New York

Want to learn more about "The Following"'s Ryan Hardy? You can on June 4th when The Paley Center for Media hosts an event in NYC featuring popular actor Kevin Bacon in a one-on-one conversation discussing the complex character.

Event Report: Texas Frightmare Weekend 2013

A year has passed, and another Texas Frightmare Weekend has come and gone! Last year TFW expanded dramatically with a much larger location to become the Southwest's premier horror con. This year they proved that isn't going to change anytime soon.

Exclusive Event Report: Dread Central Hosts a Private Screening of MoniKa

Held Thursday, May 2nd, in Hollywood, CA, the Dread Central co-sponsored private industry screening of Steven R. Monroe’s Monika was a resounding success. Read on for photos from the carpet and a few comments from star and co-executive producer Cerina Vincent.

Reminder: May 4th Is FREE Comic Book Day

Who doesn't love free stuff? Especially comic books featuring all of horror's big bads: zombies, vampires, demons, and more! In case you're not aware, this Saturday, May 4th, is Free Comic Book Day!