Full Frightfest line-up revealed

Get ready for Curse of Chucky and Antisocial.

by Jennie Kermode

The full line-up for this year's Film4 Frightfest was announced today. With The Dead 2: India headlining, highlights will include the return of everyone's favourite demonic doll in Curse Of Chucky, plague horror Antisocial and Renny Harlin thriller The Dyatlov Pass Incident. Mutants and monsters populate Frankenstein's Army and Outpost 3: Rise Of The Spetsnaz while there are documentary delights to be found as haunted house fans go head to head in The American Scream.

This year's festival has a strong retrospective strand with classics The Fall Of The House Of Usher and Wake In Fright. The guest list is yet to be announced but there are hints that it could include some very high profile figures. The Quiz From Hell will return once again and there will bee assorted small competitions and give-aways.

"Fourteen years down the line from our seminal start in 2000, the ambitions of the Film4 FrightFest remain exactly the same: to promote horror and fantasy in all its rich and varied ways, to foster the latest in world genre cinema, to highlight our vibrant home-grown independent sector and to invite an international array of directors, actors and filmmakers to discuss their work," said festival co-director Alan Jones.

The festival will run from 22 to 26 August.

Share this with others on...

Taking stock Grímur Hákonarson on shooting Rams, running for the Oscars and Icelandic co-operation.

Scream tweens Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg, Mina Sundwall and Emma Adler on #Horror

For the love of birds Jay Roach on Trumbo and the cockatiel famous for Spartacus.

At the #Horror première On the red carpet with Timothy Hutton, Lydia Hearst and Waris Ahluwalia.

Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Beasts Of No Nation and Carol among front runners.

Funding confirmed for HippFest Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema will return in March.

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from the French Film Festival UK, DOC NYC and Abertoir.

We still have reviews coming in from the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Read our full for recent coverage.

Visit our festivals section.


To celebrate the release of The Legend Of Barney Thomson we've got a great bundle of DVDs up for grabs - including While We're Young, Drive and A Most Violent Year - in our latest . We're also giving away DVDs of Fallen Idol and Slow West.