Prolific producer-director Brian Yuzna's Beyond Re-Animator won him top honours, the Melies d'Argent Award, at this weekend's Fantastisk Film Festival in Lund, Sweden.

The American filmmaker, who has made most of his recent films in Spain, made his feature debut as producer of the original Re-Animator, a cult classic from 1985. The jury praised his film as 'an entertaining film that re-animates the splatter genre'.

The other titles in the main competition were Christoph Gampl's German The Antman, Julian Richards' UK The Last Horror Movie, Paal Oeie's Norwegian Dark Woods and Marcus Adams' Octane, a UK-Luxemburg co-production.

The jury chose Maria Hedman's Swedish Min Skaeggiga Mamma as winner of the Melies d'Or as Best short film.

The Sep19-28 screened some 80 films from over twenty countries. The festival opened with the Korean science fiction film Save the Green Planet!, and fittingly wrapped with the battle of the great splatter icons, the local premiere of Freddy Vs. Jason.

The Audience Choice Award for Best Feature went to Greg Pak's Robot Stories, while Andrew Goode's Love Tricycle won the Audience Choice Award as Best Animated short film and the Audience Choice Award for Best Live-Action short film went to Allan Gustavsson's Semesterplaner.