Dead By Dawn is back for another year with a selection of horror treats designed to send shivers down your spine. New discoveries are accompanied by old favourites and a scary shorts strand, plus there'll be special guests, competitions and the famous shit film amnesty.

The festival will take place from 25 to 28 May.

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Hellraiser
Hellraiser
An unfaithful wife faces demonic horrors after her dead lover escapes from Hell.
Dead Shadows
Dead Shadows
A young man whose parents were killed as a comet passed finds people acting strangely as another comet appoaches.
My Amityville Horror
My Amityville Horror
A documentary about the famous Amityville 'haunting' case focusing on Daniel, who was ten at the time and remembers something very different.
An American Werewolf In London
An American Werewolf In London
Fully restored version of the werewolf classic.
The Tingler
The Tingler
A pathologist discovers a dangerous parasite that feeds on fear and can only be killed by screaming, but when a mute woman becomes infected, all Hell breaks loose. Famous for the pranks played on audiences at its original screenings.
Brain Damage
Brain Damage
A man becomes attached to a parasite that gives him an unnatural high.
Basket Case
Basket Case
Cult horror à la basket.
Evil Dead 2 - Dead By Dawn
Evil Dead 2 - Dead By Dawn
Sam Raimi returns to the shed in the forest where evil spirits cause unspeakable mayhem.

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Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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