Glasgow Horror Festival is back for 2017! Due to popular demand, this time around we have two days and nights of horror entertainment spread over the two floors of The Classic Grand. The festival is presented by Popcorn Horror, Glasgow's resident horror experts since 2011. The goal is to bring the international horror convention vibe to Glasgow, with some Scottish twists.
The 2017 festival follows Popcorn Horror's successful 2015 'Halloween Horror Night' in the QMU, and the sold out Glasgow Horror Festival 2016. We're back for 2017 for our first two-day festival, bigger and scarier than ever!
The bottom floor is home to a convention style horror market, where you are able to pick up horror comics, merchandise, art, gruesome snacks and free-to-play retro horror games. A Range of vendors for everything your black heart could desire. Perfect place to chill out, chat with fellow horror fans and support indie horror artists and creators.
In the main hall, we showcase the best of international horror. From scary short programs and feature films, to a fabulously gory drag show - there's a weekend filled with the best horror entertainment ahead.
1.30pm: Horror Industry Panel
Get an insight into various aspects of the horror industry as the festival kicks off with a panel and Q&A. Calum MacDonald of Gibbet FX studio is educating us on the art of monster making, and Lawrie Brewster discusses his highly praised Scottish horror The Unkindness of Ravens.
2.30pm: 'Back To SAT:AM'
'Sat:AM' aka Saturday morning cartoons are a part of many of our childhood memories. Grab the snacks Mum wouldn't let you eat and sit back for a program of animated horror shorts.
3.45pm: Writers Bloc
Edinburgh based writing and theater group Writers Bloc specialize in high-voltage live literature and will be challenging horror fans to explore the hidden stories that breathe and gestate at the fringes of your perception.
4.50pm: Best of Scottish
Time for some national horror pride! Glasgow director Andy Stewart and Jennifer's Bodies Women in Horror Festival present a special screening of the best scares Scotland has to offer. Andy's films fall firmly into body horror, so the weak-stomached might want to grab a vomit bag! Jennifer shares the best indie horror created by women within Scotland.
6pm: The Red Death
Adapting Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Masque of the Red Death', this visual, gothic play is set amid a terrible plague in the 12th century.
7.20pm: Lacy Rain Presents a Midnight Spookshow Revival
Between the wars, and before widespread use of televisions, all the spookiest kids flocked to midnight spookshows. Low budget horror movies were turned into playful riots as skeletons, floating objects, puppets and actors livened up the experience. For one night only, drag queen Lacy Rain resurrects this piece of horror history to tell the terrifying story of her many brushes with a gory death.
9.30pm: The Unkindness of Ravens
This Scottish supernatural horror film, directed by Lawrie Brewster, follows a veteran who comes face to face with demonic ravens. Inspired by Norse and Celtic mythology, horror site Bloody Disgusting marked The Unkindness of Ravens as one of their '10 Must-See Independent Horror Films of 2016'.
Guests can then head to the festival's Monster Mash club night, featuring a spook-tacular surprise from Scare Scotland.
2pm: Horror Game-A-Thon
Get acquainted with the history of horror gaming, and pick a side as they battle for the title of 'Wizard Master' - the coolest nerd in the Nightmare on Elm Street series!
3pm: Live Action Horror Shorts
Grab some popcorn and settle in for a specially selected program of the most frightening and innovative horror shorts from around the world.
4.30pm: Gore FX Demo
Makep artist Taarna Swanson presents a demonstration of gorgeously gory effects for you to try at home. Learn how she creates incredible horror/fantasy creatures and watch gory injuries come to life on stage.
5.35pm: Podcast Battle
Like sitting home and watching YouTube with snacks? Do it in good company! The Podcast Under The Stairs and Scott and Liam vs Evil go head-to-head, debating a range of issues within the horror industry.
Drawing influence from cult horror like The Wicker Man, and folk tales of the British Isles, Dogged is an atmospheric, visual indie horror treat. One of the UKs most successful crowdfunded horror films, Dogged tells the story of Sam, returning to his childhood home for a funeral only to find the small community is hiding some dark secrets.
9pm: Horror Quiz
Put your knowledge of horror films to the test and win a range of amazing prizes in a horror themed pub quiz.
10pm: Splintered Halo
Character metal band Splintered Halo close the festival with their unique brand of dark rock. With songs chronicling madness, murder and decay - they're the perfect end to a weekend of scares.
As a possessed moose head on a wall would say, 'Jooooooooiiiiiinnn uuuuuuuuus'.
If you are looking to submit a film for consideration, please head over to our Filmfreeway page.