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Running online because of Covid-19, this year's Arrow Video FrightFest is a little smaller than usual but no less fearsome. Showcasing 25 films from 10 continents, the August part opened with Sky Sharks and the October part with Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula. Both include a range of online events and activities to help fans get into the spirit of things.
The first part of the festival ran from 28 to 31 August. The second runs from 22 to 25 October.
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A young woman trying to overcome her traumatic past is walking through the park one day she sees a man brutally assaulted while passers-by stop to film it on their phones. Later, one by one, the witnesses fall prey to someone or something seeking revenge.
When a trainee pilot and her mortally wounded gunner are shot down, they crash land on a nearby planet. An enemy craft offers the chance of spare parts to fix her ship, but then she spots another survivor - an enemy alien soldier with no intention of letting her escape.
Unfortunately for a young couple on a camping trip, their car broke down in the middle of the night. Even more unfortunate: In hopes of using a phone for help, they’ve stepped foot inside a house of, to put it lightly, very strange horrors.
In the early Sixties a doctor invents a machine to remove skin abnormalities. But his nurse thinks it's dangerous. The struggle between the two causes it to malfunction, creating a giant cyst monster.
The victim of a prank by her cousin’s friends, Emma ups the ante by planning to scare the mysterious, reclusive girl who lives across the street. But what starts off as a simple plan becomes a nightmare.
A bored girl is sentenced to live with her draconian grandfather, August, after a violent incident at school. Locked inside the sprawling Sinclair Estate, she begins to question the source of her family's immense wealth and power.
The story of the Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group created a serious stage adaptation of the science fiction horror classic Alien and ended up performing in London's West End.
After a job goes bad, six armed robbers must spend a single night at a deserted safe house. But during the stay their pasts come back to haunt them and the men find themselves fighting for their lives and their sanity.
Stand-up Joe Johnson decides to share a Halloween weekend away with a group of friends. They jokingly suggest that if they get drunk, high, and behave badly enough, hopefully they'll attract their own psycho killer. The joke is suddenly very much on them.
High in the remote Welsh mountains, five builders renovate a farmhouse. Two of them take a dislike to Ukranian Viktor. When payments are late, tempers fray and one man makes an astonishing proposition.
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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