October 2011
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MONSTER FEST
OCTOBER 1, 2011
Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road.

Movie screenings, costume contests, guest speakers, discussion panels, vendors, monster-themed artwork, spooky displays, and kids activities.

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HORROR WEEKEND
OCTOBER 1 - 2, 2011
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg Convention Center, 303 Reagan Drive.

First year convention with vendors and celebrities including Heather Langenkamp, Tony Todd, Mark Patton, Amanda Wyss, Margot Kidder, PJ Soles, Ernie Hudson, Doug Jones.

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NASHVILLE COMIC AND HORROR FEST
OCTOBER 1 - 2, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee State Fairgrounds

Yearly show featuring comics, toys, panels, costume contests and horror guests. This year they have a large "The Walking Dead" guest list and are celebrating 100 years of Vincent Price.

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POLLYGRIND
OCTOBER 6 - 16, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada

Theater7, 1406 South 3rd Street

Las Vegas' Premiere Underground Film Festival. It is put on in the same spirit as old school grindhouse cinema. More than 100 films. Horror, grindhouse, sci-fi, dark comedy, hixploitation, mystery, thriller, mumblecore, horror comedy, crime, gore, found footage, avant-garde, biker, exploitation, western, sexploitation, documentary & more.

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SPOOKY EMPIRE'S ULTIMATE HORROR WEEKEND & FREAKSHOW
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2011
Orlando, Florida

The Wyndham Resort, Orlando

9th annual horror convention wth celebrities including Lance Henrikson, Gunnar Hansen, Tom Atkins, Joe Bob Briggs, Michael Berryman, and a Killer Klowns reunion. Plus vendors, seminars, live bands, costume contest, etc. Also includes the Freak Show Film Fest.

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MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2011
Denver, Colorado

Tivoli Theater, 900 Auraria Parkway

Dedicated to celebrating the art and entertainment of independent horror films from around the world.

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MADISON HORROR FILM FEST
OCTOBER 8, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin

Market Square Cinema, 6604 Odana Rd.

Independent short and feature films in the horror genre including Christopher R. Mihm's “Attack of the Moon Zombies” & Thomas Berdinski's “Italian Zombie Movie” and “Italian Zombie Movie 2”. Also in attendance will be Horror Hosts including Freakshow from “Bordello of Horror” and Doctor Ivan Cryptosis.

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SPOOKY MOVIE
OCTOBER 13 - 16, 2011
Washington, D.C.

Location TBA

International Horror Film Festival with features, shorts and trailer competitions with cash prizes.

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HORROR ON THE BOULEVARD
OCTOBER 14 - 14, 2011
Kansas City, Kansas

Boulevard Drive In Theatre, 1051 Merriam Lane

Two nights of Classic Triple Feature Horror Movies at the Drive-In. Plus vendors, events and celebrities including Ari Lehman, & Allan Kayser.

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ROCK AND SHOCK
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2011
Worcester, Massachussetts

DCU Center and The Palladium

Horror convention and concert combo event. Guests will include Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, Gary Busey, Heather Langenkamp, Bill Moseley, Camille Keaton, and Amanda Wyss.

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TELLURIDE HORROR SHOW
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2011
Telluride, Colorado

Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre

Independent Horror Film Festival with "Feature films, short films, special programs, guests, and a party or two."

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SCI FI HORROR WEEKEND
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa Select Hotel and Conference Center, 5000 East Skelly Drive.

Convention with Vendors, Movies and Guests including Sid Haig, plus John Franklin and Courtney Gains from "Children of the Corn".

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RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 20 - 23, 2011
Providence, Rhode Island

Multiple Venues

Now in its 15th year, the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival showcases the artistic efforts of filmmakers and encourages new talent while providing the visibility necessary to launch careers in the industry. Proceeds will be dedicated to the Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund helping area students pursue the film arts.

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SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 20 - 23, 2011
Sacramento, California

Colonial Theatre

"The SHFF screens more films over fewer days than any other horror film festival" including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, trailers, and animations.

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TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 20 - 27, 2011
Toronto ON, Canada

Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

The annual film fest has moved back to October for 2011. This festival is a chance to be first to see some of the most talked about movies of the year.

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EVERYBODY DIES HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 21 - 22, 2011
Brea, California

Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas, 453 S. Associated Rd.

The best in indie horror shorts, trailers and feature films displaying everything from brain-chompin' zombies to knife-wieldin' crazy killers, all hosted by the mistress of ceremonies, Machete Betty.

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ZOMBCON
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2011
Seattle, Washington

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd.

The second "zombie culture convention" with celebrities including Tom Savini, Judith O'Dea, Sid Haig, and David Emge. Also exhibitors, workshops, panels, films, gaming and a Zombie Prom.

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DARK CARNIVAL FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2011
Bloomington, Indiana

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

"Screening more than 30 of the best indie horror films from all over the world in the best possible venue - a vintage 1930s era movie theater that features state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment, on a 30 by 20 foot screen!"

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NEW JERSEY ZOMBIE WALK AND UNDEAD FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2011
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park Convention Hall

A new full-scale horror convention to go with the world's biggest zombie walk including vendors, special guests, bands, events, film screenings and more.

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KALAMAZOO HORROR FEST
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2011
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Campus Pointe Mall/ Gull Road Cinema 5, 2620 West Michigan Suite E

Convention with Film Fest, contests, vendors and celebrities including Beverly Randolph, John Philbin and Allan Trautman from Return of the Living Dead.

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KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST
OCTOBER 22 - 23, 2011
Knoxville, Tennessee

Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St.

Two nights of movies, shorts, and trailers. This year featuring the Grindhouse Grind-Out competition.

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MONSTER BASH OCTOBERFEST
OCTOBER 22 - 23, 2011
Butler, Pennsylvania

Days Inn Conference Center

Classic Monster Movie Marathon and Expo presented by Creepy Classics and Scary Monsters Magazine.

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BUFFALO SCREAMS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 26 - 30, 2011
Amherst, New York

The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza on Sheridan Drive

"The second annual festival organized by filmmakers to spotlight edgy, creative, independent horror films for people who love to make horror films and people who love to watch horror films."

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EERIE HORROR FEST
OCTOBER 27 - 30, 2011
Erie, Pennsylvania

Warner Theatre

Combo Film Festival and Horror Convention. Guests include “The Boondock Saints” Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus & David Della Rocco.

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ARCANA
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2011
St. Paul, Minnesota

The Best Western, Bandana Square

"A convention of the dark fantastic." Programming includes panels, talks, and films, plus an interview and reading with the Guest of Honor (TBA). Also a book and art auction and the presentation of the Minnesota Fantasy Award.

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NEW ORLEANS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Inn On Bourbon, in the French Quarter

A new Horror Film Festival taking place Halloween weekend in the world famous French Quarter, New Orleans.

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CHILLER THEATRE
OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2011
Parsippany, New Jersey

Hilton Parsippany

This long running annual convention always has one of the a biggest guest lists, full details TBA.

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FLINT HORROR CON
OCTOBER 29, 2011
Flint, Michigan

Masonic Temple, downtown

Monsters, movies, vendors, and guests including Wolfman Mac, Lucifer Fulci, Thomas Berdinski, John L. Tenney, and David Hayes.

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FRANK N' CON
OCTOBER 29 - 30, 2011
El Paso, Texas

Wyndham El Paso Airport

El Paso's first Horror convention, guests will include Return of the Living Dead and The Howling reunions, plus Margot Kidder, Doug Jones and Kane Hodder. Also artists, vendors, and films.

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HALLOWEEN HORROR EXPO
OCTOBER 29 - 30, 2011
Niles, Ohio

Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd

Haunted Attractions, Films, Vendors, Props, Live Music, Makeup Artists, Horror Authors, and Special Guests including Marilyn Burns (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Jeremy Ambler (The Walking Dead), Sierra Holmes (VH1 Scream Queens Season 2), Len Kabasinski (The Midnight Horror Collection), Sharon Ceccatti-Hill (Dawn Of The Dead), and more.

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