Biggest Frightfest ever is on the way

Dario Argento to guest star at August event.

by Jennie Kermode

The acclaimed Italian master of horror Dario Argento, creator of films like Suspiria and Giallo, is to make a personal appearance at the biggest Film4 Frightfest yet. A new third screen means that the festival has room to expand and show 48 feature films, including 15 world premieres.

Alongside home grown British horror like The Seasoning House, Berberian Sound Studio and Guinea Pigs, this year's event will see Spain's Paco Plaza introducing [Rec] 3: Genesis as his compatriot Jaume Balaguero brings the audience his new thriller Sleep Tight. Actor Michael Biehn's directorial debut The Victim will feature alongside zombie Nazi thriller Outpost II: Black Sun and GFF favourite Wang's Arrival. There will also be a Hammer Horror retrospective including Rasputin: The Mad Monk and The Devil Rides Out.

Alongside all this will be the ever-popular short film showcase and quiz, plus there'll be further guest appearances and special events.

Frightfest will run from 23 to 27 August. Read our past coverage here.


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