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Opening with the UK première of Joe Lynch's wonderfully visceral Suitable Flesh, which will be attended by legendary star Barbara Crampton, this year's FrightFest is packed full of delicious treats for those of a macabre inclination. Sponsored by pioneering technology & entertainment company Pigeon Shrine, it has a great line-up showcasing some of this year's hottest titles, plus the usual array of special events and opportunities to meet the filmmakers which fans won't want to miss.
The festival runs from 24 to 28 August.
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Claire was just a child when her best friend was abducted and murdered. 25 years later, Bill, the dead boy's father, has a plan to learn the truth about what really happened. With the help of psychic Eleanor, they venture deep into a haunted moor to find his son’s supposed resting place. But they find more than just the ghosts of dead children, for something dark and evil stirs at their presence.
After stealing a priceless painting, three men arrive at a secluded safe house by the sea to discover their fourth accomplice missing. Was one of them responsible, or is there a more sinister presence lurking at the water's edge?
A couple and their young son choose to move to a remote cabin in the Danish Forest for an experiment in off-grid living, with no human contact for a year. When they encounter another family in the forest, identical to themselves in almost every way, the fabric of their identities faces a test.
In rural 17th century England, a group of men gather to carry a coffin on the long walk to the local graveyard for burial. A great deal of ancient folklore and superstition surrounds the pathway to the church, and several of the party are afraid to walk it after dark.
Eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall – a tapping his parents insist is all in his imagination. His concerned schoolteacher starts making enquiries after Peter shows clear evidence of trouble at home. But as Peter’s fear intensifies, he believes that his parents could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret.
A personal story about growing up with horror films and coping as a gay man under Thatcherism.
Haunted by strange visions and nightmares, Clari receives a mysterious call from a long lost friend who hides a dark secret from their past.
Due to a massive debt with his bank, James is given one hour to choose between financial ruin or murder to protect his family. Shot in one single take with no cuts.
The story of the Keith family in Beverly Hills and the reality which inspired cult film Society.
A woman alone in her house can't be sure if the changing pictures and shapes around her are real, or whether something is watching her.
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