The annual IFI Horrorthon returns this year with a programme of frightful delights over the October bank holiday weekend - this year, however, the horror movie festival, goes hybrid with screenings at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and online via IFI@Home.

New horror movies from the UK, US, Argentina, Taiwan, South Korea and Kazakhstan feature in this year's hair-raising Horrorthon programme - the line-up of 26 films also includes a new Irish horror feature film, Richard Waters's debut feature Bring Out the Fear, which takes a walk through the woods on the final day of one couple's doomed relationship...

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In Antlers, produced by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.

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This year's festival also offers behind-the-scenes insights into horror itself, with the documentary Alien on Stage, a film about a crew of bus drivers in Dorset, who create a theatrical adaptation of sci-fi classic Alien, and the acclaimed new doc on folk horror, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, which follows the genre's history and development, from 1970s British television films to the modern genre film.

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Closing film The Sadness, screening on the big screen only, depicts a country weary of attempting to combat a pandemic for one year. When a frustrated nation lets its guard down, the virus mutates, and a mind-altering plague arises. Canadian director Rob Jabbaz's Taipei-set tale is already making bloody waves with horror aficionados - safe to say it isn't for the faint hearted.

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The IFI Horrorthon runs from October 22nd - 25th, online and at the IFI, Dublin - find out more about this year's programme (if you dare) here.