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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The Golem
The Golem
A woman in a besieged medieval Jewish community looks for a solution in forbidden magic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of people, including a senior citizens' club, fall foul of the vicious owners of a rodeo.
Crystal Eyes
Crystal Eyes
On the anniversary of a model being set alight on the runway, models preparing for a show in her honour start disappearing.
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FrightFest Features

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

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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