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This year's Film4 Frightfest is bigger than ever. It will open with sinister supernatural drama Cherry Tree and feature a total of 76 films, including 20 world premières and 16 European premières, with screenings split between the festival's traditional home in the Prince Charles Cinema and the spacious Vue West End cinema in London's Leicester Square. Guests are yet to be announced but we'll keep you informed - there are usually lots. There will also be competitions, prize give-aways and other fun.

The festival runs from 27 to 31 August.

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Frightfest Latest Reviews

They Look Like People
They Look Like People
A man staying with a friend he hasn't seen for years receives a call, in the wee small hours, telling him to prepare for war, leave the city and beware of infection. Should he protect his friend from the impending apocalypse, or from himself?
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
The mistress of a burnt-out novelist is brutally murdered - and she's only the first.
An unfaithful wife faces demonic horrors after her dead lover escapes from Hell.
Road Games
Road Games
Two strangers travelling together in rural France find themselves in a dangerous situation after agreeing to stay in an older couple's mansion.
These Final Hours
These Final Hours
The world is about to end and a young man is heading to one last party when he encounters a young girl searching for her father.
The Unfolding
The Unfolding
A paranormal researcher and his girlfriend investigate a supposedly haunted house as the world faces a growing threat of nuclear war.
A replacement babysitter seems to have sinister intentions towards her young charges.
Landmine Goes Click
Landmine Goes Click
When a young American steps on a landmine in the remote Georgian countryside, he knows that if he takes his weight of it, he'll die.
Where does the mysterious interdimensional portal behind the shower curtain in Danni's new apartment lead?
Last Girl Standing
Last Girl Standing
What happens to the final girl once the credits have rolled?
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FrightFest Features

Behind the Curtain
Jaron Henrie-McCrea on things that go bump in the shower.
Undying Love
The Blaine brothers talk love, sex, death and Nina Forever.
Strange relations
Adam Levins talks about Estranged, Population Zero, isolation and getting away with murder.
The weirding way
Pollyanna McIntosh on Tales Of Halloween
Life's a beach
Isaac Gabaeff on the secrets behind creature feature The Sand.
Something weird
Ted Geoghegan on HP Lovecraft, Lucio Fulci, and making We Are Still Here.
Last girl standing
Tyler Shields on shooting Final Girl.
Whistle down the wind
Russell Friedenberg on America's troubled history, war, wild places and Wind Walkers.
Angela Dixon on the triumphs and challenges of Never Let Go.
Hallowed ground, part 2
Corin Hardy on The Hallow, creating fear and adapting The Crow.
Hallowed ground, part 1
Corin Hardy on going back to basics with The Hallow.

FrightFest News

A Bite too far for horror fans?
Film leads to viewers fainting.
Shorts go large at Film4 Frightfest
All 4 titles among festival premières.
Barbara Crampton to appear at Frightfest
Full guest line-up announced.
Full Frightfest line-up revealed
Scares return to London's West End.
Cherry Tree to open Frightfest
16th edition of horror event gets ready to go.

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