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 will run from 22 to 25 October.

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When a family invites their neighbours, a sweet young couple, over to celebrate Christmas Eve and some very happy personal news, they do not realise that their dinner guests have just become hosts to malicious entities.
Nine friends, each harbouring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. When they wake up with bombs strapped to their chests, they find themselves caught up in a deadly game.
Marbles, a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Tagg, a recently dead wannabe super-cop, needs to find a serial killer. Can a critical ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives - and deaths?
The Honeymoon Phase
The Honeymoon Phase
Struggling young lovers, Tom and Eve, must endure a 30-day scientific experiment. Room, board, $50,000 and a month alone together in research facility housing. What could possibly go wrong?
The Swerve
The Swerve
A taut psychological thriller.
For The Sake Of Vicious
For The Sake Of Vicious
An innocent nurse, a tortured maniac and a suspicious hostage face off against a wave of violent intruders as they descend upon their place of refuge on Halloween night.
A young man's budding romance is threatened when he befriends an unstable ride-share driver.
Av: The Hunt
Av: The Hunt
A thriller about honour killing.
Two Heads Creek
Two Heads Creek
After their adoptive mother dies, a pair of twins move to Australia in search of their biological mother and stumble across a dark secret.
A Ghost Waits
A Ghost Waits
A man's job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of trying to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.
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FrightFest Features

The insider
Ruben Pla on moving from acting to directing with The Horror Crowd
Bringing the house down
Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen on directing action and destroying a house in For The Sake Of Vicious
Up the creek
Jordan Waller on cannibals, Brexit and Two Heads Creek
Five FrightFest films to get your teeth into
The Columnist, A Ghost Waits, Clapboard Jungle, Av: The Hunt and Two Heads Creek
The play's the thing
Fionn Watts and Toby Watts on Playhouse, Caithness and the power of the unseen
A stroke of fortune
Natasha Kermani on Lucky and working with Brea Grant
Going behind the scenes
Justin McConnell on Clapboard Jungle and what it takes to make a movie
Strides ahead
Elza Kephart on villainy, fast fashion and Slaxx
We need a bigger shark
Marc Fehse on trash cinema, zombies, Nazis and making Sky Sharks.

FrightFest News

Frightfest's October Cineworld event cancelled
Online event will still take place
Sky Sharks to open Frightfest
Full festival line-up announced
Frightfest to go online
Special guest events will remain part of the experience

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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