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Become a Shriekfest Sponsor!

Shriekfest seeking sponsors for the Shriekfest Film Festival. This October will mark our 18th year in Los Angeles and our 2nd year in Orlando! Shriekfest is a horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy film festival and screenplay competition! Since our inception, Shriekfest’s mission has been to give filmmakers a venue to showcase their projects to the entertainment industry, fans, and fellow artists. Each year our …

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Genre and underground Filmmakers gather in Wisconsin March 9-11 for MidWest WeirdFest

Horror, sci-fi, underground, and documentary filmmakers from around North America gather in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on the weekend of March 9-11 to showcase their films at the 2nd annual MidWest WeirdFest. Taking place at the Micon Cinema in downtown Eau Claire, the film festival is a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird.“Bringing together filmmakers …

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3rd ANNUAL PORTLAND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL – 4 Days of Scares!

Portland Horror Film Festival is expanding to 4 days of independent Horror Films for its third annual event, June 13-16, 2018 at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd). The 2016 and 2017 festivals unearthed a ravenous hunger for independent horror films in the Pacific NW, serving near sell-out crowds of eager horror fans with terrifying films from around the …

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First Programming Wave of MidWest WeirdFest 2018 Announced

MidWest WeirdFest announces first programming wave for 2018 Eau Claire, Wisconsin, January 24, 2018 – MidWest WeirdFest announces its first programming wave for 2018 today. The second annual festival – a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird – takes place March 9-11, 2018 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “We are …

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Panic Fest 2018 Talent | Live Events | Programming

The 6th annual Panic Film Fest, a three day celebration of new, independent horror films, live events and vendors returns Jan. 26th – Feb 1st, 2018 at Screenland Armour Theatre in Kansas City, MO. Building on the incredible success of last year, we are excited to welcome special guests Directors Adam Greenand Joe Lynch hosting a live edition of their popular podcast, The Movie Crypt, The Generation …

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Buffalo Dreams Announces Special Filmmaker Awards

BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SPECIAL FILMMAKER AWARDS Buffalo, New York – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival has announced the Special Award winners for its 2017 event.  The awards honor filmmakers who have distinguished themselves in areas of genre filmmaking, and will be presented along with the competition awards at the Dreamer Awards, to be held for the first …

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Event Review: Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 27 – Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida In 1991, Universal Studios, Orlando, began celebrating Halloween with a three-night event called Fright Nights. Back then, there was just one haunted house – The Dungeon of Terror – and tickets were less than $13 a night. Fast forward to 2017 – the annual event has transformed into the Halloween event …

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Joachim Trier’s THELMA – Opening November 24 in LA (November 10 in NY)

Directed by Joachim Trier Written By Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt Starring Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Henrik Rafaelsen THELMA, is award-winning writer/director Joachim Trier’s (REPRISE, OSLO, AUGUST 31st, LOUDER THAN BOMBS) most daring film to date. Co-written with longtime collaborator Eskil Vogt, Trier follows Thelma, a young woman (Eili Harboe) who leaves her strict family and …

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The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Announces Awards and Highlights from the Second Annual Edi

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is thrilled to announce our 2017 award winners following the close of another successful year bringing the best in horror to NYC’s coolest borough. The second edition of the festival closed with a sold-out screening of Elizabeth E. Schuch’s THE BOOK OF BIRDIE at the Wythe Hotel Cinema in Greenpoint. “The rate of expansion for …

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Cinepocalypse Announces Full Programming, Guests, Juries!

Debut year of genre festival to award director Larry Cohen and actor Antonio Fargas,  opens with SWEET VIRGINIA, closes with BEYOND SKYLINE! The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their full wave of programming and guests for the debut year of CINEPOCALYPSE (an evolution to the program design of Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival), which will take place November …

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Event Review: Uncut Italian 35mm print of Suspiria – Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN 9/16/17

 It sounds like something out of Indiana Jones…or maybe an old Italian horror movie…there’s an old, out of business movie theater in Italy. A careful exploration of the building reveals a forgotten storage room. And in that storage room, something unbelievable is found. A priceless treasure. Thankfully, the Chicago Cinema Society knows this doesn’t belong in a museum; no, they’ve …

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