October 2016
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MONSTER FEST
OCTOBER 1, 2016
Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road

Annual FREE convention with vendors, panel discussions, special guests, a costume contest, trick-or-treating for all kids in costume, and a horror movie marathon.

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HALLOWEENAPALOOZA
OCTOBER 1, 2016
Ottumwa, Iowa

Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E. 2nd St.

Vendors, special guests, a horror film festival, costume contest, live bands, and a midnight screening of Rocky Horror.

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SPOOKY MOVIE
OCTOBER 5 - 9, 2016
Washington, D.C.

AFI Silver Theatre

The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival.

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SPOOKY EMPIRE'S ULTIMATE HORROR WEEKEND
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2016
Orlando, Florida

Orange County Convention Center

One of the largest horror cons in the U.S. Celebrities, vendors, tattoo artists, events and more. Guests will include Doug Bradley, Robert Englund & more to be announced.

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MONSTERAMA
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Marriott Peremiter Center

"Celebrates the fantastic in film, literature, and art." Celebrities, artists, and author guests, screenings, programming on film, literature, and art, as well as other fan related events and panels. Guests this year include Caroline Munro, John Farris and more

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H.P. LOVECRAFT FILM FESTIVAL AND CTHULHUCON
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2016
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theatre

"Promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers, panel discussions, author readings, gaming, art, and sometimes live music."

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SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2016
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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FANGORIA FEARCON
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2016
Tempe, AZ

Sun Studios of Arizona; 1425 W 14th Street

“Phoenix FearCON is now FANGORIA FearCON,” Film fest, vendors and guests including Eugene Clark (LAND OF THE DEAD), J. LaRose (SAW III), Robert Mukes (HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES) and Monique Parent (BLOODTHIRSTY)..

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EERIE HORROR FILM FEST
OCTOBER 7 - 9, 2016
Erie, Pennsylvania

Warner Theatre

Since 2004 the Eerie Horror Film Festival has screened over 450 films and has featured appearances by dozens of celebrity guests and industry professionals.

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NEPA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 8, 2016
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Ale Mary's, 126 Franklin Ave.

Film screenings, vendor tables, stand up comedy, Q&A panels, and celebrity guests.

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ATLANTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13 - 15, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Plaza Theatre

The 2016 festival will be a celebration of 10 seasons, and a huge party is already being planned. Full details of the 2016 festival to be announced.

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IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13 - 15, 2016
Boise, Idaho

Egyptian Theater

A non-profit festival shining a spotlight on Idaho’s burgeoning filmmaking community while showcasing the very latest in horror films from around the globe.

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TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13 - 21, 2016
Toronto ON, Canada

Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

"Nine nights of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies."

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ROCK AND SHOCK
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2016
Worcester, Massachussetts

DCU Center and Worcester Palladium

Music and Horror collide for one massive event. Bands & celebrity guests TBA.

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LIVING DEAD WEEKEND
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2016
Evans City, Pennsylvania

EDCO Park and The Living Dead Museum on Main Street

Movie Screenings, Film Location Tours, Celebrity Appearances, Community Events and much more.

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CRYPTICON
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Crowne Plaza Suites MSP Airport Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

10th year for this horror convention with parties, film fest, panels, and guests including Cassandra Peterson, George Wilber, and more.

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TELLURIDE HORROR SHOW
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2016
Telluride, Colorado

Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre

The latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films screening an average of 20 feature films and 30+ short films, plus hosts special programs, guests, and events.

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BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2016
Brooklyn, New York

Venues TBA

Independent genre film screenings, parties, Q&A’s with filmmakers, panels, events, food & drinks and more.

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SCREAM IN THE DARK FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska

Westwood Cinema 8

Featuring films from around the globe. Shorts and feature lengths from the world of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. Screenings with filmmakers in attendance.

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BRISTOL HORROR CON
OCTOBER 15, 2016
Bristol, UK

Future Inns

"Celebrate horror in all it's forms with guests, panels, traders, an SFX workshop, cosplay competition, short films, readings and more."

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FEAR FETE
OCTOBER 15 - 16, 2016
Biloxi, Mississippi

Mississippi Coast Convention Center

Convention featuring horror and sci-fi genre celebrities and vendors from all over the country.

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SINISTER CREATURE CON
OCTOBER 15 - 16, 2016
Sacramento, California

Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.

Celebrates the art and artists within horror culture such as makeup artists, fabricators, character designers. mask makers, & more. Guests include Don Coscarelli, Robert Kurtzman, Felissa Rose and Face-Off artists.

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HORROR-RAMA
OCTOBER 15 - 16, 2016
Toronto, Canada

Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West.

Celebrities, vendors and a party! Guests include William Lustig, Jeff Lieberman & more.

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SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK
OCTOBER 15 - 16, 2016
Columbus, Ohio

A 24 Hour horror movie marathon with classic and independent films, trailers, contests and more.

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RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 17 - 23, 2016
Providence, Rhode Island

Multiple Venues

Showcasing artistic efforts of filmmakers and new talent while providing the visibility necessary to launch careers in the industry. Proceeds to the Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund helping area students pursue the film arts.

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SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 18 - 27, 2016
Los Angeles, California

Laemmle's NoHo 7, North Hollywood

"The largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States" showcasing independent horror filmmakers.

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KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee

Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 and Scruffy City Hall

8th annual film fest screening international movies, shorts, and trailers with giveaways, and special events.

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DARK HISTORY AND HORROR CONVENTION
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2016
Champaign, Illinois

Fluid Event Center

"An annual event showcasing the darker side of history, some of your favorite horror characters, artwork, authors, comics and even tattoos." Guests will include Camille Keaton, Victoria Price and Robert Mukes.

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HORRIFIC FILM FEST
OCTOBER 21 - 23, 2016
San Antonio, Texas

Courtyard Marriott, Sea World Westover Hill 151

Independent film festival with screenings, filmmakers, celebrities, vendors, and special events.

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ZOMBIE CON
OCTOBER 22, 2016
San Antonio, Texas

Plaza Del Rey Ballroom, 2716 Fredericksburg Rd

The fifth annual Zombie- Survivor themed convention. Local Authors, Artists and Exhibitors with an assortment of Zombie, Horror and Survival merchandise. Enter the Zombie Con costume contest, Fastest brain eating contest, Live music, Zombie-Survivor Rave, Zombie gaming along with other Apocalyptic events.

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TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 6, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southern Theater, 1420 Waashington Avenue S.

Eleven days of horrifying excitement at the Southern Theater featuring theater, dance, music and film.

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CHILLER THEATRE
OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2016
Parsippany, New Jersey

Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Rd.

Huge number of guests every time at this convention (horror plus pop culture), full details to be announced.

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WALKER STALKER CON
OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia World Congress Center

A convention with about every "The Walking Dead" guest you can think of plus other zombie related guests.

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NECRONOMICON
OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2016
Tampa, Florida

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Dr.

Florida's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Convention.

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