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Frightfest returns for 2016 with a new sponsor - the Horror Channel - and a strong line-up of films, including 19 world premières and 35 UK and European premières. Opening with Sean Brosnan's My Father Die, which will be introduced by the the director himself, it features contributions from 16 countries. There will be a symposium on women in horror, a series of masterclasses and panel discussions, and an award for the genre's foremost rising star, provided in partnership with Screen International. Over 200 genre directors and stars are expected to be in attendance.

The festival runs from August 25 to 29.

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We Are The Flesh
We Are The Flesh
Wandering through a ruined city, a young brother and sister discover a building inhabited by a mysterious hermit who offers them sanctuary.
Let's Be Evil
Let's Be Evil
Three people are recruited to act as supervisors in an institute for gifted children, but things don't go as they expected.
The Evil In Us
The Evil In Us
Six friends fall foul of a drug-borne virus which turns users into vicious, unreasoning cannibals.
31
31
A group of carnival performers are kidnapped and forced to fight for their lives in a deadly maze.
The Neighbour
The Neighbour
What is the guy next door doing in his basement?
Train To Busan
Train To Busan
A train journey is complicated by the presence of the living dead.
Downhill
Downhill
A biking ace and his girlfriend are targeted by killers.
The Windmill Massacre
The Windmill Massacre
When their bus breaks down, tourists are forced to seek shelter in a disused barn beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain.
Monolith
Monolith
A woman driving a high-tech car through the desert stops and gets out after she hits a deer, only for her toddler son to accidentally lock her out and himself in.
Realive
Realive
70 years after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Marc becomes the first resuscitated cryogenic body. But readjusting to life as a human lab rat proves difficult.
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FrightFest Features

The guy next door
Bill Engvall on swapping comedy for horror in The Neighbour.
Car trouble
Ivan Silvestrini on taking on the desert to make Monolith.
Zeroing in
Adam Levins on Population Zero, storytelling and the documentary art.
Portrait of the artist
Laura Casabé on art, psychiatry, Argentinean cinema and Benavidez's Case
Up from the depths
Stewart Sparke and Paul Butler talk Frightfest, women in film, HP Lovecraft and The Creature Below.
Prepare to be scared
Five Frightfest films to send shivers down your spine.

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