This year's Frightfest opens with Neil Marshall's The Lair and features contributions from 17 countries, presenting some of the very best horror cinema from around the world. It will be held in its traditional home at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema, and accompanied by a virtual edition.

The festival runs from 25 to 29 August.

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Incredible But True
Incredible But True
A mysterious tunnel in the cellar of a new home turns lives upside down.
Sara deals with constant teasing from girls in her small town. But it comes to an end when a stranger kidnaps her tormentors. Sara knows more than she's saying and must decide between speaking up and saving the girls or saying nothing to protect the strange man who spared her.
Dark Glasses
Dark Glasses
A woman who has lost her sight in her car crash and is guided by a young Chinese orphan tries to escape the serial killer who is stalking the streets of Rome armed with deadly cello strings.
Orchestrator Of Storms
Orchestrator Of Storms
A documentary portrait of filmmaker Jean Rollin.
The Breach
The Breach
John Hawkins, who is set to retire as police chief is tucked away in deep wood. Following the discovery of a gruesome body with uncanny injuries, he's pulled into an investigation to solve the horrifying mystery, which evades explanation.
When his bipolar mother walks back into his life, a young gay man is forced to contend with his family history of mental illness.
Travelling to a remote location to celebrate the hen night of her childhood best friend, a woman re-encounters her childhood bully, who is once again determined to make her suffer.
The Harbinger
The Harbinger
A woman leaves her family quarantine to help a friend who's suffering from terrible nightmares - but she learns too late that the bad dreams are contagious, along with the demon behind them.
A creepy-crawly-fable of survival and heartwarming friendship.
The Summoned
The Summoned
A young man visits a remote house with his girlfriend to receive creative therapy, but gets more than he bargained for.
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FrightFest Features

Getting the bug
Carter Smith on queering horror in Swallowed
Best friends forever?
Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes on friendship, trauma and Sissy
The stuff that dreams are made of
Andy Mitton on Covid, nightmares, infectious ideas and The Harbinger
Inside his head
Addison Heimann on experiencing a breakdown and making Hypochondriac
That timeless fairy-tale quality
Peter Hengl on Hansel and Gretel, the need to control, and Family Dinner
Bejo’s caring skills lead to zombie role
Actress turned up the pressure on director during Covid
Mysteries and mazes
Alexis Bruchon on the complexity of keeping it simple in The Eyes Below
Trainspotting Star Gets Teeth Into Scottish Werewolf Movie
A tale of a group of soldiers doing battle with wild dogs in the Scottish highlands could be the best British horror in years. Brian Pendreigh meets the director and star.

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