Top scarer … Argentinian director Demián Rugna’s When Evil Lurks won the Sitges award for best feature. Photograph: Courtesy of Shudder and IFC Films

Body swaps, timewarps and other fresh hell – the Sitges film festival 2023

“Also featured is an unnatural pregnancy, a theme taken to insane new heights in Paul Duane’s hallucinatory trip into Irish folk-horror, All You Need Is Death. While travelling around Ireland in search of rare ballads, a young couple stumbles across an ancient song containing dangerous properties, leading to a surreal outbreak of body horror and non-binary transformation. Duane, already an established documentarian, has made the sort of fiction debut that will haunt your nightmares.”

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