Frightfest preview: Errors of the Human Body Simon Fitzjohn August 9, 2012 Features, Film4 Frightfest 1957 Continuing the body horror theme that also crops up at Frightfest in the likes of American Mary, Errors of the Human Body is an eerie German effort. Set in the world of embryonic research, the film focuses on Dr Geoffrey Burton, a scientist who moves to a new institute in Dresden to continue his work. His area of speciality is random abnormalities and the human regeneration gene, which may allow him to produce a scientific breakthrough that could change the world. But, haunted by a personal tragedy that he has carried around for years, this is far from a straightforward task. And throw in some dodgy activity in the institute’s basement and you have the recipe for a chilling take on the new flesh. Directed by debut helmer Eron Sheean and starring Michael Eklund as Dr Burton, Errors of the Human Body has thrown up a trailer which, while giving little away, certainly whets the appetite. The film is playing at Frightfest on Friday, August 24.