FrightFest 2021

A special strand of films which will be available from 1 to 5 September for people who can't make it to the festival in person.

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Coming Home In The Dark Coming Home In The Dark
Coming Home In The Dark and Sweetie, You Won't Believe It
Are We Monsters (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Seb Cox; Writer: John Black, Seb Cox; Stars: Justin Hayward, Stefan Chanyaem, Charlotte Olivia, Kyle Menzies)
A werewolf conflicted with identity, Maya seeks to understand the two sides of herself - before the consequences become deadly.
As In Heaven, So On Earth (Come In Cielo, Così In Terra) (Country: Italy; Year: 2020; Director: Francesco Erba; Writer: Francesco Erba; Stars: Eva Basteiro-Bertoli, Ania Rizzi Bogdan, Federico Cesari, Daniele Di Matteo, Philippe Guastella, Margherita Mannino)
1275 a.C. - A young girl is imprisoned in the dungeons of an abbey where an alchemist uses her for his strange experiments. Only a young amanuensis will try to free her at any cost. 2011 a.C. - A couple of young teenagers, Cris and Jessy, go missing in the woods while a young woman comes out from the middle of nowhere.
Boy #5 (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Eric Steele; Writer: Eric Steele; Stars: Tosca Bell, Laura Montgomery Bennett, Brian Dunne, Omayah El Habti, Michael Kehoe)
A social worker takes a withdrawn homeless boy into her care, not suspecting that he is a kind of mutant vampire.
The Brilliant Terror (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Paul Hunt, Julie Kauffman; Stars: Heidi Honeycutt, Jeremiah Kipp, Alan Rowe Kelly, Paula Haifley)
A documentary about the grassroots horror phenomenon, the filmmakers, the fascination and the brilliant terror.
Bring Out The Fear (Country: Ireland; Director: Richard Waters; Writer: Richard Waters; Stars: Ciara Bailey, James Devlin, Tad Morari)
An exploration of a doomed relationship on its final day.
Boy #5 Boy #5
Boy #5 and Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes
Broadcast Signal Intrusion (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jacob Gentry; Writer: hil Drinkwater, Tim Woodall; Stars: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan, Jennifer Jelsema, Arif Yampolsky, Justin Welborn, Michael B. Woods, Steve Pringle)
In the late Nineties, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
Claw (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Gerald Rascionato; Writer: Gerald Rascionato, Joel Hogan; Stars: Chynna Walker, Richard Rennie, Mel Mede)
Two friends forced to spend the night in a ghost town find themselves hunted by a prehistoric predator.
Coming Home In The Dark (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2021; Director: James Ashcroft; Writer: James Ashcroft, Eli Kent, Owen Marshall; Stars: Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson, Miriama McDowell, Matthias Luafutu, Frankie Paratene, Billy Paratene)
A family’s outing descends into terror when teacher Alan Hoaganraad, his wife Jill and stepsons Maika and Jordon explore an isolated coastline. An unexpected meeting with a pair of drifters, the enigmatic psychopath Mandrake and his accomplice Tubs, thrusts the family into a nightmare when they find themselves captured.
Crabs! (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Pierce Berolzheimer; Writer: Pierce Berolzheimer; Stars: Jessica MorrisDylan Riley SnyderRobert Craighead, Allie Jennings, Bryce Durfee)
A horde of murderous crab monsters descend on a sleepy coastal town on Prom night, and only a ragtag group of outcasts can save the day.
Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Kevin Kopacka; Writer: Kevin Kopacka, Lili Villányi; Stars: Anna Platen, Jeff Wilbusch, Frederik von Lüttichau, Luisa Taraz)
A couple spend eternity in a castle until their reality starts to shift, as the unknown moves into their lives.
Night Drive Night Drive
Night Drive and Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Deadly Games (The Eliminator) (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: Scott Mansfield; Writer: Scott Mansfield; Stars: Alexandra Morgan, Jo Ann Harris, Sam Groom, Saul Sindell, Steve Railsback, Denise Galik)
When a masked killer starts murdering women in a small town, one of them escapes and hatches a daring plan to reveal his identity.
Dementer (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chad Crawford Kinkle; Writer: Chad Crawford Kinkle; Stars: Katie Groshong, Stephanie Kinkle, Larry Fessenden, Scott Hodges)
A woman who has recently fled a cult takes a job as a carer and becomes convinced that her charge is in danger from devils.
Evie (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Dominic Brunt, Jamie Lundy; Writer: Dominic Brunt, Jamie Lundy; Stars: Michael Smiley, Holli Dempsey, Joanne Mitchell, Nicky Evans, Jay Taylor)
As a child, Evie lost herself in the myths and legends of the sea while her family collapsed around her. Now the demons of her past have come to claim her.
The Exorcism Of Carmen Farias (El Exorcismo De Carmen Farías) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Rodrigo Fiallega; Writer: Molo Alcocer Délano; Stars: Camila Sodi, Juan Pablo Castañeda, Juan Carlos Colombo, Anna Silia Garza, Lucy Paez)
A journalist discovers soon after her mother's death that she has inherited her grandmother's house. She decides to move there without knowing it hides dark secrets.
Forgiveness (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2021; Director: Alex Kahuam; Writer: Alex Kahuam; Stars: Alejandra Toussaint, Laura de Ita, Alejandra Zaid, Diana Quijano)
Three women mysteriously wake up in a hospital and discover that one of them is deaf, one is mute and the other one is blind; together they will have to figure out why they are there and how to get out.
The Brilliant Terror The Brilliant Terror
The Brilliant Terror and Greywood's Plot
The Found Footage Phenomenon (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Sarah Appleton, Phillip Escott; Writer: Sarah Appleton, Phillip Escott; Stars: André Øvredal, Eduardo Sánchez, Patrick Brice, Ruggero Deodato)
The Found Footage Phenomenon is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to the technique's current form and asks what the future is.
Gaia (Country: South Africa; Year: 2021; Director: Jaco Bouwer; Writer: Tertius Kapp; Stars: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi)
An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest.
Greywood's Plot (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Josh Stifter; Writer: Daniel Degnan, Josh Stifter; Stars: Daniel Degnan, Kim Fagan, Samantha Kirchoff)
After finding a tape of what appears to be a monster, two friends journey into the woods to uncover if the video was a hoax.
Hotel Poseidon (Country: Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Stefan Lernous; Writer: Stefan Lernous; Stars: Tom Vermeir, Ruth Becquart, Anneke Sluiters, Tania Van Der Sanden, Dominique Van Malder)
The self-appointed manager of a decaying hotel watches as it is transformed into an existential purgatory.
Killer Concept (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Casey Dillard; Writer: Glenn Payne; Stars: Cody Bishop, Coley Bryant, Casey Dillard, Caleb Hall, Georgia Jeffreys)
Three creatives team up to write a screenplay chronicling a string of murders in their town, but one of the three may be closer to the story than the others realise.
King Knight King Knight
King Knight and The Show
King Knight (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Richard Bates Jr; Writer: Richard Bates Jr; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler, Angela Sarafyan, AnnaLynne McCord)
The high priest of a modern-day coven finds his life thrown into turmoil and ventures out on a journey of self-discovery.
Lair (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Adam Ethan Crow; Writer: Adam Ethan Crow, Stuart Wright; Stars: Oded Fehr, Corey Johnson, Emily Haigh, Sean Buchanan)
A fractured family are forced to face their demons, metaphorically and literally, as a man attempts to prove the existence of supernatural forces to save a friend convicted of murder.
Motherly (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Craig David Thomas; Writer: Ian Malone, Craig David Wallace; Stars: Lora Burke, Tessa Kozma, Kristen MacCulloch, Nick Smyth, Colin Paradine)
Kate and her daughter Beth live alone in an isolated farmhouse in the woods, but when Kate slowly begins to suspect that something sinister is happening, her motherly instincts are put to the test.
Mystery Spot (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Mel House; Writer: Mel House; Stars: Cyrus Rodas, Regan Christine House, Seán Patrick Judge, Lyle Kanouse)
A number of people find refuge in a small motel built upon the ruins of an old Mystery Spot - a long-dead roadside attraction with strange metaphysical powers.
Night Drive (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Brad Baruh, Meghan Leon; Writer: Meghan Leon; Stars: AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah, Lamar Bell, Reba Buhr)
A ride share driver's life is turned upside down after an unexpected series of misfortunes.
The Found Footage Phenomenon The Found Footage Phenomenon
The Found Footage Phenomenon and Shadow Of The Cat
Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man's Night (Country: Argentina; Year: 2021; Director: Gonzalo Calzada; Writer: Gonzalo Calzada; Stars: Marina Artigas, Lautaro Delgado, Mora Della Veccia)
Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man, battling for redemption on his last night on Earth. Faced with imminent death, he is forced to rethink his past, his present and his take on reality.
Phantom Of The Mall: Eric's Revenge (Country: US; Year: 1989; Director: Richard Friedman; Writer: Scott Schneid, Frederick R Ulrich, Tony Michelman; Stars: Derek Rydall, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rob Estes, Pauly Shore, Kimber Sissons)
When Eric's house is burnt down t makes way for a mall, he survives, scarred and driven insane, living under the mall until he can exact his revenge.
Shadow Of The Cat (La Sombra Del Gato) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2021; Director: José María Cicala; Stars: Danny Trejo, Peter O'Brien, Mónica Antonópulos, Clara Kovacic, Jay Montalvalo)
Gato's safe, isolated world is throw into chaos when his teenage daughter gets a mobile phone and makes herself visible to the world.
The Show (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Mitch Jenkins; Writer: Alan Moore; Stars: Tom Burke, Ellie Bamber, Darrell D'Silva, Christopher Fairbank, Antonia Campbell-Hughes)
A man's search for a stolen artefact leads him to the haunted town filled with Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, Depression-era private eyes and violent chiaroscuro women.
Sweetie, You Won't Believe It (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2020; Director: Yernar Nurgaliyev; Writer: Zhandos Aibassov, Yernar Nurgaliyev, Daniyar Soltanbayev, Il'yas Toleu, Anuar Turizhigitov, Alisher Utev)
It all starts off quite trivially, with a young married couple’s quarrel. The husband decides to get away with two friends on a fishing trip but mysterious events await them.
Gaia Gaia
Gaia and Motherly
Ultrasound (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Rob Schroeder; Writer: Conor Stechschulte; Stars: Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool, Tunde Adebimpe, Rainey Qualley, Bob Stephenson)
After his car breaks down, Glen spends one hell of an odd night with a married couple, setting into motion a chain of events that alter their lives plus those of several random strangers.
The Unburied Corpse (El Cadáver Insepulto) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2020; Director: Alejandro Cohen Arazi; Writer: Alejandro Cohen Arazi; Stars: Demián Salomón, Héctor Alba, Mirta Busnelli, Fernando Miasnik)
The father of a family and role model for many orphan kids of a small town, suddenly dies. One of his sons who lives in another town has to come back home and deal with troubles from his past and his present.
When The Screaming Starts (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Conor Boru; Writer: Conor Boru, Ed Hartland; Stars: Yasen Atour, Katharine Bennett-Fox, Lee Nicholas Harris, Ronja Haugholt, Siu-see Hung)
When Norman Graysmith is invited into the home of an aspiring serial killer, Aidan Mendle, he believes he has the subject for the documentary that will make his career.
Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Kier-La Janisse; Writer: Kier-La Janisse)
A documentary about the history of folk horror cinema from the 1960s to today.

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