The FrightFest 2018 Line-Up Looks Scarily Good!


Rarely does a film festival come around where there’s so much going on that you have to resort to bullet points…but the 19th edition of the five day fear-a-thon is so ram-packed with screams, shocks and scares, it needs breaking down into digestible morsels. Open wide…here’s Arrow Video Frightfest by the numbers:

Films: 70 films over five days and 22 UK Premieres.

Location: Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema

Date: August 23rd to August 27th.

UK Premieres include:

The Ranger. Jenn Wexler’s directorial debut slasher feature starring Chloe Levin (The Transfiguration). Wexler, the first female director to open FrightFest, will also be in attendance

Climax by Gaspar Noé, the director of Irreversible, will close the festival. Based on true events and courtesy of Arrow Video, this is a stunning exploration of birth and death. 

Martyrs maestro Pascal Laugier returns with the UK premiere of Incident in a Ghost Land alongside Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive.


World Premieres include:

Paul Hyett’s harrowing Heretiks alongside neo-slasher Open 24 Hours, The Golem, Black Site and The Cleaning Lady.

Special Screening:

Finally, there’s a screening of Ghost Stories with a live commentary by co-writers/co-directors Jeremy Dyson and star Andy Nyman which is followed by the now-notoriously popular Duke Mitchell Party, where the audience and invited special guests can expect all manner of madness.

Phew! And that barely even scratches the surface!

Festival passes will go on sale Saturday 30th June at noon and will only be available to buy online: Single tickets will go on sale on Sat 21 July from 9am. For full programme details:

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