Wales' number one horror festival is back for another spooktastic November with Friday The 13th director Sean S Cunningham as its special guest and a selection of scary films that's guaranteed to please. This year's big focus is on classic slasher movies but it also features some of the most highly acclaimed horror films found on the festival circuit this year.

The festival runs from 13 to 18 November.

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Tumbbad
Tumbbad
A greedy boy seeks out hidden riches in the dungeon beneath an ancestral house guarded by a terrifying deity.
The Last Man On Earth
The Last Man On Earth
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
In Fabric
In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
Cam
Cam
A sex cam worker finds that her identity has been appropriated by a mysterious doppelgänger.
Anna And The Apocalypse
Anna And The Apocalypse
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them.
Blue My Mind
Blue My Mind
When a teenager who has trouble with her parents moves to Zurich with them, she starts to walk on the wild side.
Bloody Moon
Bloody Moon
A killer targets the students at a language school.
The Last House On The Left
The Last House On The Left
The attackers of two teenage girls inadvertently take refuge with their parents and face a terrible revenge.
Friday The 13th: Part 3
Friday The 13th: Part 3
A teenage adventure yarn, masquerading as a horror flick, with hillbilly Jason doing the honours.

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