Full Frightfest line-up announced

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is among the treats in store

by Jennie Kermode

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

The full line-up for this year's Arrow Video Frightfest has been revealed, with previously announced headliners Come To Daddy and A Good Woman Is Hard To Find joined by Guillermo Del Toro-produced Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. The Soska Sisters will be there to introduce their new take on David Cronenberg classic Rabid, while the legendary Dario Argento will present a special screening of his classic Tenebrae.

In all, the festival will feature 78 films from 14 different countries, including 20 world premières. Further highlights include genre-bending thriller Freaks, prairie-based chiller The Wind and 'Downton Abbey meets Evil Dead' comedy Here Comes Hell.

"Over the last two decades we have tirelessly introduced our committed audiences to every trend, every new talent and every innovation that has put horror back in the collective cinephile conscious," said co-director Alan Jones. "Even after 20 years. FrightFest’s August event remains a key destination to see the latest genre movies in the manner for which they were made - on the Big Screen surrounded by fellow fear-mongers. Remember, it’s our party and we’ll scream if we want to!"

The festival runs from 22 to 26 August and we'll be bringing you extensive coverage right here at Eye For Film.

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