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Day of the dead

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Henry Northmore hides behind the sofa and peeks through his fingers at the programme for this year’s FrightFest.

The all-day marathon is a right of passage for any horrorphile; a chance to wallow in the garish glory of the most extreme cinematic genres. For the second year, GFF features FrightFest in association with Zone Horror.

Opening this year’s bill is David Arquette’s The Tripper, a loving homage to the classic 70s and 80s horror of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday 13th as a group of teenagers head into the woods. Needless to say, they are not alone …

Documentary S&Man (pictured above) looks at the world of underground horror cinema and examines whether gore-obsessed movies blur the line between fact and fiction. A child might be a window into darkness in The Messengers, the first Hollywood film from Danny and Oxide Pang (famed for Asian horror favourites The Eye series), a creepy tale produced by horror legend Sam Evil Dead Raimi.

Turistas is every traveller’s tale gone wrong, a backpacker’s nightmare, a tropical Hostel. To round things off in style, there’s a new print of the blackest comedy horror classic Motel Hell. Sleep well.

FrightFest, GFT, Glasgow, Sat 17 Feb.

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