Frightfest is back for another fearsome year of creepy, crawly, spine-tingling chillers and sensational scares. We're still adding details so please bear with us and check back here for exciting updates.

The festival runs from 22 to 26 August.

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Why Don't You Just Die
Why Don't You Just Die
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Extracurricular
Extracurricular
Four high school seniors feel their day-to-day lives at school are getting a little dull, so they made a pact to plan and execute a series of perfect, elaborate murders and get some thrills behind them before heading off to college.
Feedback
Feedback
Masked men take the celebrity host of true crime show The Grim Reality hostage but he has no idea how to give them what they want - and then people start getting killed.
The Dark Red
The Dark Red
A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital and claims her newborn was stolen by a dark cult.
Cut-Off
Cut-Off
Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule buried deep in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.
Dark Encounter
Dark Encounter
A year after the disappearance of their 8-year-old daughter, grieving parents return home with friends and family from her memorial service in their small town. Suddenly strange lights appear in the nearby forest and everyone is exposed to inexplicable phenomena - but things are about get much more disturbing.
Come To Daddy
Come To Daddy
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Nekrotronic
Nekrotronic
As the eternal fight between Nekromancers and their nemeses rages on, they’ve become locked in a new type of cyber warfare. An app is being designed to send the soul of any user to hell. The fate of all mankind now rests on the shoulders of a sanitation worker and his best friend.
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
A documentary about the uncommon life and unthinkable murder of the legendary no-budget exploitation filmmaker and the communities he inhabited in Seventies California.
Harpoon
Harpoon
Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.
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FrightFest Features

Getting under the skin
The Soska sisters on Rabid, female relationships, #MeToo and being back at Frightfest
Challenging images
The Soska sisters on David Cronenberg, plastic surgery, transhumanism and remaking Rabid
Meeting the wolf man
Gavin Baddeley on a cinematic history of lycanthropes and writing The Frightfest Guide To Werewolf Movies
Five films to sink your teeth into at Frightfest
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, Satanic Panic, Harpoon, The Sonata and Come To Daddy
Thinking big
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on Freaks, Bruce Dern and telling big stories with small budgets
A tale of the unexpected
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on keeping viewers guessing, working with children, and Freaks
Different for girls
Jennifer Reeder on teenage lives, adult epiphanies, #MeToo and Knives And Skin
A woman's story
Pollyanna McIntosh on Darlin’ and the wildness in all of us
Dinner and devilry
Jack McHenry and Margaret Clunie on Here Comes Hell

FrightFest News

Full Frightfest line-up announced
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is among the treats in store
Come To Daddy to open Frightfest
Elijah Wood thriller headlines horror festival
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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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