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Frightfest, sponsored by the Horror Channel, turns 18 this year, although it's been showing 18-rated films for a long time. This year's crop includes some real chillers, with opening title Cult Of Chucky seeing a return to full on shrieks and gore for the iconic Child's Play doll. There are 20 world premières and 18 UK premières among the 64 films scheduled to screen, as well as the usual participation events, quizzes and giveaways that contribute to the festival's popularity. Guests include Jennifer Tilly, Kane Hodder and Barbara Crampton.
The festival runs from 24 to 28 August.
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After a man is wrongfully arrested and sent to a high security prison he discovers the guards are vampires and the inmates their victims.
Meet the man behind the Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley masks.
A home invasion forces two teenagers to break into a remote country manor little realising it is a retreat for middle-aged men who like to dress in nappies... and who have a sinister plot.
When a fatal flu virus devastates Europe, city boy Jack takes refuge in the Alps but he’s ill-equipped to survive the harsh winter. Things only get worse when renegade Kara breaks into his house and commandeers his dwindling food supplies.
A man with spiritualist powers is told by his mentor that a demonic entity is returning to destroy his daughter's soul and that he should take drastic measures to prevent this from happening.
Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, an FBI agent relocates to a small town to investigate the disappearance of a woman and her young son.
Verena is a young nurse hired to help a mute young heir in an isolated castle in 1950s Tuscany. She must persuade him that “the dead do not speak”.
Six people bound together by a traumatic experience travel to the Scottish Lowlands for a relaxing reunion weekend. Soon a number of mysterious and horrifying events start to expose the cracks in their relationships.
A lawyer betrayed by a colleague fights his way up the building to try and see the boss while it's under quarantine due to a virus that makes everybody lose their inhibitions.
For Mary, the joy of her son Adam’s birth is overshadowed by the stillborn death of his twin brother. Now she can't shake the feeling that something is coming for Adam too.
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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