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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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Red Christmas
Red Christmas
A mysterious stranger with extreme religious views turns a seasonal family gathering upside down.
Dawn Of The Deaf
Dawn Of The Deaf
When a sonic pulse turns the hearing population into zombies, what effect will it have on the lives of the deaf people who survive?
House Of Salem
House Of Salem
Kidnappers become a child's unlikely protectors after finding out that they have been unwittingly set up to take part in a deadly game of human sacrifice.
My Father Die
My Father Die
A young man is out for revenge.
The Chamber
The Chamber
A submarine endeavours to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea off the dangerous shores of the Korean Peninusla. When an explosion causes it to overturn and take on water, the four-man crew enter a pressure cooker situation.
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?
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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.

FrightFest News

My Father Die to open Frightfest
Full line-up of monstrous movies announced.
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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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