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Texas Frightmare Weekend - Dallas TX - May 1-3, 2015


The Horror Fests and Cons Database is a free resource for independent filmmakers and fans alike.

Looking for a place to screen your backyard masterpiece? Want to get an autograph from your favorite cinematic boogeyman? Consult the database to find a celebration of the macabre in your area.

Remember, information listed here is subject to change. Be sure to check each event’s official website for up-to-date info.


Texas Frightmare Weekend - Dallas TX - May 1-3, 2015


Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented in association with FANGORIA Magazine. Conceived by Loyd and Sue Cryer in 2005 as a three day horror convention, the event takes place annually in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.

Mad Monster Party - Charlotte, NC - March 27th-29th, 2015


The MADNESS returns to Charlotte, March 27th-29th, 2015 with another MONSTROUS guest list, amazing dealer room and more unique programming and exhibits! Join the Party!

Strasbourg European Festival of Fantastic Film - September 18-27, 2015


The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival was founded by Les Films du Spectre in 2006 and holds competitions for both European feature and short fantastic films. The best international fantastic film is awarded the Golden Octopus. Short films can also screen in the “Made in France” section catering to French productions or in the international short film section. Other feature film sections include: “Crossovers”, for borderline not-quite-fantastic films; “Midnight Extremes”, for more disturbing films; and world fantastic films outside competition.

Horror Block Short Film Festival


Horror Block will begin taking submissions for their short film festival on December 1, 2014. There are only a couple simple rules to follow, you must have an active subscription to Horror Block. These subscriptions are $20 a month, which is not too shabby if you if you calculate the value of the products you receive, and the entry fees of most other festivals. You can pick up your subscription at Short films should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.

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