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Arrow Video Frightfest returned to its home at the Cineworld Leicester Square this year with a line-up of films which delivered thrills and chills from all around the world. This was followed in September by an online event, letting fans enjoy the thrills of the festival even if their areas were under lockdown.

The festival ran from 26 to 30 August.

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Shadow Of The Cat
Shadow Of The Cat
Gato's safe, isolated world is throw into chaos when his teenage daughter gets a mobile phone and makes herself visible to the world.
Night Drive
Night Drive
A ride share driver's life is turned upside down after an unexpected series of misfortunes.
The Maid
The Maid
A teenager, who is working as a domestic maid and being haunted by the previous maid's spirit, strives to discover the secret behind her death.
Killer Concept
Killer Concept
Three creatives team up to write a screenplay chronicling a string of murders in their town, but one of the three may be closer to the story than the others realise.
Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Broadcast Signal Intrusion
In the late Nineties, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
Knocking
Knocking
When Molly moves into her new apartment after a tragic accident, a strange noise from upstairs begins to unnerve her. As its intensity grows, she confronts her neighbours – but no one seems to hear what she is hearing.
The Retaliators
The Retaliators
An upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's brutal murder.
Slapface
Slapface
A boy deals with the loss of his mother by creating a dangerous relationship with a monster rumoured to live in the woods.
The Found Footage Phenomenon
The Found Footage Phenomenon
The Found Footage Phenomenon is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to the technique's current form and asks what the future is.
No Man Of God
No Man Of God
To better understand the infamous serial killer’s crimes, FBI investigator Bill Hagmaier sits down with Ted Bundy for multiple jailhouse interviews over five years. Their conversations lead to unexpected results.
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FrightFest Features

The incredible dog-headed movie-maker
Josh Stifter on the magic of no-budget filmmaking and Greywood’s Plot
The little film that could
Phillip Escott on realism, censorship and The Found Footage Phenomenon
Listening closely
Alex Noyer on inclusivity, creating intimacy and Sound Of Violence
Just another killer
Amber Sealey on deconstructing the myth of Ted Bundy in No Man Of God
A shock to the system
Eric Steele and Laura Montgomery Bennett on public service, vampires and Boy #5
Going her own way
Clare Foley on the appeal of dark roles and starring in The Changed
Grassroots guts
Julie Kauffman on capturing the world of no budget filmmaking in The Brilliant Terror
A taste of Frightfest
Five unmissable horror highlights set to thrill fans in London
Into the woods
Kier-La Janisse on Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror
Striking the right tone
Rob Schroeder, Conor Stechschulte and Zak Engel on Ultrasound
A taste for blood
Amelia Moses on Bleed With Me, Bloodthirsty and reimagining the werewolf

FrightFest News

Frightfest awards announced
Prano Bailey-Bond named Screen Genre Rising Star
Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces online edition
Best of the fest for home viewers
Frightfest announces August line-up
Festival returns to London home
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