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14th edition of London-based genre festival to screen record 51 films across August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug 22-26) with ten world premieres; UK premieres include Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are [pictured].

Film4 FrightFest has announced its biggest ever lineup for its upcoming 14th edition, taking place at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square from Aug 22-26.

In total, this year’s edition will screen 51 films across three screens, while the new FrightFest Xtra strand will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the festival’s most popular films. Eleven countries are represented from five continents with a record-breaking 33 UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

Alongside the previously announced opening film The Dead 2: India, other world premieres at this year’s FrightFest include Blair Erickson’s Banshee Chapter (produced by Zachary Quinto), Kit Ryan’s Dementamania, Cody Calahan’s Antisocial and Juanra Fernández’s For Elisa.

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- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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