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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In a post-apocalyptic future, a woman murders others for their organs so she can afford to find the brutal cartel that murdered her family and wreak an explosive revenge.
The Reckoning
The Reckoning
A period thriller set in 1665 during the Great Plague and subsequent witch hunts.
The Banishing
The Banishing
The story of the most haunted house in England. In the 1930s, a young reverend, his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret.
The Stylist
The Stylist
A lonely hair stylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness.
The Funeral Home
The Funeral Home
An undertaker's dysfunctional family lives amongst coffins, wreaths and mischievous but nonviolent ghosts - but then a malevolent entity arrives.
12 Hour Shift
12 Hour Shift
Nurse Mandy is just trying to make it through her double shift alive, but her nasty drug addiction, annoying coworkers, needy patients, and devious cousin are making it pretty tough, not to mention organ-stealing criminals and an injured convict.
Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back
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.
Dune Drifter
Dune Drifter
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.
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FrightFest Features

Playing a blinder
Tyler Savage on teamwork, Los Angeles, social awkwardness and Stalker
The witching hour
Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk on The Reckoning
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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