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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Secret Santa
The Pope family’s Christmas Eve dinner goes horribly and hilariously wrong when someone puts something in the party punch causing everyone to tell the unvarnished truth at the already dysfunctional holiday reunion.
Upgrade
Upgrade
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
The Golem
The Golem
A woman in a besieged medieval Jewish community looks for a solution in forbidden magic.
Await Further Instructions
Await Further Instructions
It's Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house.
Ghost Mask: Scar
Ghost Mask: Scar
A young woman searching for her missing sister meets a mysterious plastic surgeon.
Incident In A Ghostland
Incident In A Ghostland
A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.
Luciferina
Luciferina
Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. However, when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle and explore the spiritual world through ayahuasca.
Videoman
Videoman
An obsessive video collector finds a tape that could solve all his money problems, only to find himself in desperate straits when it disappears.
FrightFest: Beneath The Dark Heart Of Cinema
FrightFest: Beneath The Dark Heart Of Cinema
A documentary about the FrightFest festival and its contribution to supporting horror, science fiction and fantasy cinema.
Lasso
Lasso
A group of people, including a senior citizens' club, fall foul of the vicious owners of a rodeo.
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FrightFest Features

A recipe for life
Doron Paz on persecution, revenge, telling women's stories and creating life in The Golem
Capturing the action
Chris Collier on making FrightFest: Beneath The Dark Heart Of Cinema
VHS forever
Kristian A Söderström on tapes, addiction, open endings and Videoman
Pretty in pink
Chloe Levine on punk, physicality and taking on The Ranger
Scarred lives
Jon Knautz discusses working with Alexis Kendra on The Cleaning Lady
Fatal fashion
Ezequiel Endelman on glamour, giallo and an imaginary Buenos Aires in Crystal Eyes
In the arena
Evan Cecil on rodeo horror, older characters and Lasso
Unnatural colours
Jenn Wexler on punk movies, Chloe Levine and making The Ranger
Frightfest: five films to look forward to
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
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