Frightfest preview – Sawney: Flesh of Man Simon Fitzjohn August 6, 2012 Features, Film4 Frightfest 4789 Scottish horror heads to Frightfest courtesy of this grisly psycho-killer effort from first-time feature director Ricky Wood Jr. Taking in the infamous legend of the cannibal clan that claimed thousands of lives over the centuries, this promises a graphic look at Sawney Bean himself. Bean and his family of inbred killers raped, tortured and ate their way through a whole host of Highland folk – or so the myths tell us. As the list of missing persons ever increases, crime writer Hamish McDonald (Samuel Feeney) reckons he could make a name for himself by trying to uncover the heinous truth behind the supposed crimes. But before long he is caught in a nightmare as the search for answers takes him into the cavernous Highland lairs and beyond. Also starring Gavin Mitchell, William Houston and David Hayman as the titular villain, Sawney: Flesh of Man screens at Frightfest on Friday, August 24.