Come To Daddy to open Frightfest

Elijah Wood thriller headlines horror festival

by Jennie Kermode

Come To Daddy
Come To Daddy Photo: courtesy of Frightfest

This year's Arrow Video Frightfest is to open with Ant Timpson’s Come To Daddy, which stars Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley, it was announced today. It will close with Belfast-set crime thriller A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, directed by Abner Pastoll, whose sophomore feature, Road Games, was a hit with genre fans in 2015.

"FrightFest's 20th year celebration year is all about honouring our past while looking towards an exciting future for the genre," said festival co-director Alan Jones.

The festival runs from 22 to 26 August. The full line-up will be announced on 4 July.

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