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2012 TromaDance: Official Lineup

The TromaDance film festival makes it into puberty with their 13th annual edition and you won’t want to miss where they’ve grown some hair on May 4-5 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It’s two days of hormone-fueled short films, voice-changing features and a star-studded panel discussion.

Two features will be screening at the fest: Steven Kostanski‘s VHS throwback action sci-fi horror flick Manborg and the Trost brothers’ dance-fight video game frenzy The Fp.

The rest of TromaDance is stuffed to the gills with disturbing, grotesque and just downright freaky short films, including Greg Hanson‘s garbage disposal love story Sinkhole and Aaron Zegher‘s ghostly I See a Light. Short film blocks are broken down by theme, such as “Monsters,” “Zombies,” “Madness” and an absolutely not-for-kids “Saturday Morning Cartoons” collection.

Plus, on Saturday evening, there will be a panel discussion on the marketing
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San Diego's Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Holding Two-Night Women in Horror Event

San Diego's Horrible Imaginings is teaming up with the Viscera Film Festival to celebrate Women in Horror Recognition Month with a two-night event that starts off with a theatrical presentation of monologues and continues with an international horror shorts program that includes our own Heather Wixson's "Paper Rock, Scissors".

It all happens Wednesday, February 8th, and Saturday, February 11th, and both nights will be free of charge! The venue is the Tenth Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre, 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. If you can make it, be sure to RSVP at the Facebook Event Page.

The monologues are entitled "Identifiable Faces" and feature the creative and acting talents of Kiki Yeung, Clarissa Thibaux, Nzinga Asantewa, and Lauren Holliday.

Following the live theater and a brief intermission with light refreshments, the short films will begin! Here's the list so far:

"Nursery Crimes" by L. Whyte (Scotland)

"The Party's Over
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2011 San Francisco Underground Film Festival (Fall Edition): Official Lineup

Peaches Christ does the unthinkable and returns with a second edition of the wild San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival in 2011! And this new event is a double blow-out with two back-to-back programs of shorts in one scintillating evening.

The fun starts on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Victoria Theatre with the more genteel “Act 1″ block of shorts, compared to the sexy and ultra-violent programming of “Act 2: Shorts After Dark” that begins at 10:10 p.m.

However, with “Act 1″ featuring Waylon Bacon‘s gory and disturbing — and absolutely hilarious — Help Wanted, there’s plenty of outrageousness packed into that first program, so be sure to not miss any of it.

And if 33 short films packed into one night isn’t enough, the entire evening will kick off with Peaches and her co-host Sam Sharkey performing in a live rock show.

The full film lineup is below, but
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2011 Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival: Official Lineup

The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival is, once again, set to push the boundaries of modern horror with their sixth annual edition that will run for four terrifying nights on Oct. 13-16 at the Artisphere theater in Washington, D.C.

For the opening night event on Oct. 13, Spooky Movie proves its international flair with the over-the-top Japanese zombie gorefest and action flick Helldriver, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, which will have two screenings, one for the early birds at 7:00 p.m. and one for the late-night crowd at 10:00 p.m.

The closing night film on the 16th is also an international affair: Joe Bauer’s The Killage, an Australian horror comedy that sends up the teen camp counselors slasher genre. Plus, there will be several Aussie short films accompanying this final feature.

Smooshed in between these two events are some of the most original and provocative terror flicks around,
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Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up

It’s that time of year again! It's film festival season, and we've got yet another one for you. This one goes out to all of you in the Big Bear Lake, California, area. Listen up because the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival has dropped the names of the films and directors in this year's line-up.

Running from September 30 to October 2, the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival features a panel of judges that includes composer Harry Manfredini, Felissa Rose Esposito Miller (Sleepaway Camp), and Tom DeSanto (X-Men, Transformers) and a slate of 8 feature films and 16 shorts.

From the Press Release

The Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival selection committee has announced the line-up of films for the 3rd annual festival. The announcement comes from the fest's co-directors, Jamie Kristen and Christopher Gaida, who partnered with seasoned veterans of the horror and science fiction genres to determine which films would be included.
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