‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ and ‘Crawl’ Among Arrow Video FrightFest Lineup

This year’s edition of Arrow Video’s FrightFest have announced their lineup. The big titles of the showcase include the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” from director André Øvredal; and the Sam Raimi-produced alligator thriller, “Crawl,” from director Alexandre Aja, both of which are releasing in the States in the next two months.

The five-day festival takes place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 22 – Aug 26. Included in the lineup are 28 UK premieres, 20 world premieres and 20 international premieres. Special guest announcements, events and selections for the Short Film Showcase will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Dario Argento will be present to talk about his new book, accompanied with a special screening of his 1982 film, “Tenebrae.”


From the Deadline article:

Festival co-director Alan Jones, said, “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. 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 frightful festival will open with the screening of Ant Timpson‘s thriller “Come to Daddy,” starring Elijah Wood, and will close the festival with Abner Pastoll’s bloody Belfast feature, “A Good Woman is Hard to Find.” Oscar winner Gary Oldman can be seen in Michael Goi‘s at sea horror, “Mary.” The fest will also see the UK premiere of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett’s fun bloody slasher “Ready or Not,” starring Samara Weaving.

You can find the full detailed lineup for the Arrow Video FrightFest at their homesite, where tickets are also available.

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