October 27th / Nightmare On Chicago Street / Elgin, Illinois /Chicago Street will be decorated to look like a zombie war zone. Events include a zombie prom, a zombie walk, storytelling, side show performances, haunted houses and live music from Hairbangers Ball and V is for Villans. For more information go to www.Nightmareonchicagostreet.com
November 2nd -3rd / Drunken Zombie Film Festival / Peoria, Illinois /This independent horror film festival includes the movies: Doll Parts, Apocalypse Salad, Get Off My Porch, The Puppet Monster Massacre, House Of Ghosts and Masks. for More information go to: http://drunkenzombiefilmfestival.com/
November 10th / Steampunk November / Venus, Texas / Come and experience the steampunk party of the year. There will be live performances from Cut Thrust and Run, a wine tasting, belly dancing, a burlesque show and side shows. There will also be a vendor’s area and live music. For more information go to: http://www.cutthrustandrun.net/index.html
November 9th – 11th / Blood On The Beach 2 / Virginia Beach, Virginia / This convention includes a zombie walk, a zombie prom and appearances by Anthony Michael Hall, Jamie Kennedy, Sid Haig and several cast members from The Walking Dead. There will also be live music and a tattoo show. for more information go to: http://www.botbcon.com/
November 16th – 18th / Days Of The Dead / Chicago, Illinois / Events include a Fright Night Reunion, a They Live reunion a Rock And Roll High School reunion and appearances by Heather Langenkamp, Linnea Quigley, Lita Ford, Peter Criss and Derek Mears. There will also be a comedy show featuring Roddy Piper and Mick Foley. For more information go to:http://www.daysofthedead.net/chicago/
September 15th / Imperative Reaction and Malfaktor / Holywood, CA / A night of alternative and goth music with MC Kent Kalber, Master Paul and Lady Sheeva. For more information go to: barsinister.net.
September 21st -23rd / Infect Scranton / Scranton, PA / This is a zombie themed convention that includes a zombie pub crawl, a zombie costume party, a zombie survivor challenge, a zombie walk and a film festival with director q and a’s. For more information go to: infectscranton.com.
September 28th -30th / Scarefest / Lexington, Kentucky/ A film festival that includes an amateur film festival and appearances by Nick Groff author of Chasing Spirits, Clive Barker, Chris Sarandon and Stephen Geoffreys from Fright Night along with several other celebrities. There will also be a live performance from Them, Ghosts and Paper Hearts and The Loaded Nuns. For more information go to scarefestcon.com.
Setember 28th -30th / Chicago Horror Film Festival / Chicago, Il / This film festival includes showings of On A Dark and Stormy Night, Michael Morlock’s Supernatural World, The Mole Men of Belmount Avenue and Fitness Class Zombie. For more information go to: chicagohorrorfest.com.
September 28th – 29th / Miss Misery’s Days of Terror / Sacramento, CA / Includes make up demonstrations and showings of They Came From The Attic, Frankenstein Day Of The Beast, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp and Welcome To My Darkside Women in Horror Documentary. For more information go to: daysofterror.com
October 21st / End of the Earth art show and Zombie Walk / Mason, Ohio / This art show features paintings that show what the end of the world will be like, there will also be several local bands performing and a zombie walk. For more information go to: poprevolutiongallary.com
October 22nd / Dorian’s Parlor Grand October Ball / Philadelphia, PA/ Dress up in your favorite Steampunk, Neo-victorian, Neo-Vintage, Victorian Ball gowns and dance all night to celebrate the changing of the seasons and All Hollow’s Eve. Cost is $25 and there is a $500 prize for best costume. For more information go to: doriansparlor.com
October 26th / The HORRORphiles #8 Miedo Mashup 3 / New York, NY / Come out and celebrate the work of Latino horror filmmakers. There will be movie clips shown along with a costumed cocktail reception and a Q and A with the directors. For more information go to: http://www.latinhorror.com/horrorphiles8/.
November 4th – 5th / Drunken Zombie Film Festival / Peoria, Illinois / This film festival includes the best in low budget filmmaking, some of the movies at the fest include: Dead Bodies Everywhere, Fitness Class Zombie and Thy Kill Be Done. For more information on this event go to: drunkenzombiefilmfestival.com.
November 10th – 13th / Buried Alive Film Fest / Atlanta, Georgia / This event supports underground film making and independent horror. Some of the movies being shown are Terry Gilliam’s The Legend of Hollowdega, She Wolf Rising, Necromance and Satan Hates You. There will also be a horror art show. For more information go to: buriedalivefilmfest.com.
November 11th – 13th / Horrorhound Weekend / Cincinnati, Ohio / This convention includes appearances by Kane Hodder, Tom Savini and Loyd Kaufman. There will also be movie showings, a tattoo show, an art show and model making seminars. For more information check out: horrorhoundweekend.com.
Here are links to the items mentioned in the British and European Horror News, on the 19th May 2011 episode of the Horror Addicts Podcast.
Film4 Fright Fest:
Grimm Up North:
MotelX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival:
Weekend Of Horrors:
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival:
Dublin Zombie Walk:
Birmingham Zombie Walk: