Back for its 19th year, Arrow Video Frightfest has a great line-up of scary films for fans to enjoy, with contributions from 18 different countries, including 20 world premières. It opens with Jenn Wexler's The Ranger.

The festival runs from 23 to 27 August.

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What Keeps You Alive
What Keeps You Alive
A couple's wedding anniversary celebrations take an unexpected turn when one tries to kill the other. Far from help, can the fleeing woman figure out what's going on in time to ensure her survival?
Tigers Are Not Afraid
Tigers Are Not Afraid
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.
Dead Night
Dead Night
A family planning a quiet weekend away at a cabin in the woods get more than they bargained for when they find a mysterious woman unconscious in the snow outside.
Our House
Our House
A young physicist experimenting with the principle of wireless electricity accidentally makes way for something from elsewhere to interact with our world - but is it a force for good or for evil?
The Most Assassinated Woman In The World
The Most Assassinated Woman In The World
A young journalist becomes convinced the Grand Guinol theatre is linked to a series of murders
The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
A man with an unusual talent tries to get back to the woman he once lived with, who has no idea what he is.
The Night Eats The World
The Night Eats The World
Following one hell of a party, Sam wakes up to the worst-ever morning after — blood-stained walls, an empty apartment building, and Parisian streets filled with the living dead. Even worse, he’s all alone.
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.
Life After Flash
Life After Flash
A look at the life of Sam J Jones, who played Flash Gordon in the 1980 version of the fantasy classic.
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FrightFest Features

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What to watch out for at this year's festival
Changing perspectives
Lora Burke talks about making Lifechanger
The jigsaw puzzler
Stewart Sparke on Book Of Monsters and interactive filmmaking

FrightFest News

Frightfest back on the hunt for New Blood
Horror feature film writers invited to apply
Frightfest 2018 line-up revealed
The Ranger to open horror festival
Frightfest challenge to Scottish filmmakers
90 second films sought for festivals

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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