Chucky is back, ready to look up an old friend Chucky is back, ready to look up an old friend

Frightfest, sponsored by the Horror Channel, turns 18 this year, although it's been showing 18-rated films for a long time. This year's crop includes some real chillers, with opening title Cult Of Chucky seeing a return to full on shrieks and gore for the iconic Child's Play doll. There are 20 world premières and 18 UK premières among the 64 films scheduled to screen, as well as the usual participation events, quizzes and giveaways that contribute to the festival's popularity. Guests have yet to be announced, so watch this space.

The festival runs from 24 to 28 August.

View Films by Strand:

View previous years coverage of the FrightFest festival:

Box office and information

Frightfest Latest Reviews

Sequence Break
Sequence Break
A reclusive video arcade technician encounters strange metaphysical forces that result in bizarre bio-mechanical mutations when a new console appears in his shop.
Afflicted with a dermatological disease that causes her skin to crumble away, Kira discovers that she can replace that skin with the skin of other women.
Game Of Death
Game Of Death
Seven millenials discover an obscure electronic board game and decide to test their wits against it. When it tells them they need to kill 24 people in the next 24 hours, mayhem ensues.
The Villainess
The Villainess
Sook-hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. Now she works as a theatre actress and secret agent of the South Korean intelligence services.
Double Date
Double Date
An innocent out ot prove his manhood meets a pair of femme fatales.
Blood From The Mummy's Tomb
Blood From The Mummy's Tomb
A beautiful jewel taken from a tomb holds the secret to renewed life for a murderous Ancient Egyptian princess.

FrightFest News

Frightfest launches search for new horror screenwriters
Barbara Crampton, Dominic Brunt and Travis Stevens will discuss shortlisted work
Cult Of Chucky to open Frightfest
Death Note and Leatherface among the big names in a bumper line-up.

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.

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Fantasia International Film Festival
21st edition of North America's longest running genre festival.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The 52nd edition of the celebrated Czech festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
The world's oldest continually running film festival.

East End Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival
New York's spring film festival celebrating independent movies

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2015.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.