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Frightfest returns for 2016 with a new sponsor - the Horror Channel - and a strong line-up of films, including 19 world premières and 35 UK and European premières. Opening with Sean Brosnan's My Father Die, which will be introduced by the the director himself, it features contributions from 16 countries. There will be a symposium on women in horror, a series of masterclasses and panel discussions, and an award for the genre's foremost rising star, provided in partnership with Screen International. Over 200 genre directors and stars are expected to be in attendance.
The festival runs from August 25 to 29.
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Frightfest Latest Reviews
A mysterious stranger with extreme religious views turns a seasonal family gathering upside down.
When a sonic pulse turns the hearing population into zombies, what effect will it have on the lives of the deaf people who survive?
Kidnappers become a child's unlikely protectors after finding out that they have been unwittingly set up to take part in a deadly game of human sacrifice.
A young man is out for revenge.
A submarine endeavours to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea off the dangerous shores of the Korean Peninusla. When an explosion causes it to overturn and take on water, the four-man crew enter a pressure cooker situation.
Wandering through a ruined city, a young brother and sister discover a building inhabited by a mysterious hermit who offers them sanctuary.
Three people are recruited to act as supervisors in an institute for gifted children, but things don't go as they expected.
Six friends fall foul of a drug-borne virus which turns users into vicious, unreasoning cannibals.
A group of carnival performers are kidnapped and forced to fight for their lives in a deadly maze.
What is the guy next door doing in his basement?
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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