Frightfest announces August line-up

Festival returns to London home

by Jennie Kermode

Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes
Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes

After a year of complications caused by the pandemic, Arrow Video Frightfest is returning to its home in the Cineworld Leicester Square, London, with a line-up of 25 films specially selected to send shivers down your spine. It will open with Neil Blomkamp's Demonic and Rob Jabbaz's tale of a violent plague, The Sadness, will be the closing film.

With further highlights including hypnotic mystery Ultrasound, Nicolas Cage thriller Prisoners Of The Ghostland and stylish German oddity Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes, the selection includes four world premières and eight International premières. Films set to be shown on the smaller screens are yet to be announced. There will also be an online event in September.

"Our last three events may have taken place entirely online but you can’t keep a commended vanguard of international genre cinema down for too long and Team FrightFest has been working tirelessly to make sure our banner 22nd event will tick every box you’ve been desperately missing," said festival co-director Alan Jones.

"Let’s face it, for the past year it has felt like we’ve been extras in the longest, flattest and most boring sci-fi movie ever, but now we are free at last to meet up with our Arrow Video FrightFest friends and acquaintances again for a much needed and well deserved in-person horror fantasy binge."

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