Glasgow based independent horror experts Popcorn Horror are bringing the scares of international horror festivals to Scotland this Halloween. The team have revealed plans for a two day horror festival and convention to take place in The Classic Grand on November the 4th and 5th.
Following a smaller scale horror night in The QMU in 2015, and a sold out single day festival in 2016; Popcorn Horror is excited to bring a larger scale festival celebrating all things horrific to Glasgow. Popcorn Horror owner Cara Clark told Glasgowist: “There really isn’t a lot for horror fans in Scotland. We want to take what’s being done at events like Texas Frightmare and bring it to Glasgow – with some Scottish twists!”
The festival is set to be spread over two floors. The first will be home to a market and lounge area, for horror fans to pick up merchandise, artwork, books, comics, and snacks, as well as play retro horror video games and participate in gory special effects demos. On the main floor, two full days are set to be packed with a wide variety of scary entertainment options.
The old school tradition of the Midnight Spookshow will be resurrected by drag queen Lacy Rain, as the festival blends Drag Race and drivethrough with Mystery Science Theatre. More macabre performances are still to be announced.
The festival will also be running several film programs, showcasing the best independent horror from around the world. Feature films, live action and animated shorts and much more. Guests will also want to check out the Best of Scottish screening and Q&A, featuring films by Glasgow director Andy Stewart and those selected by Jennifer’s
Bodies Festival founder Jennifer Cooper. Industry panels, live music, a horror Game-A-Thon, FX demos, spooky theater, horror quizzes, and much, much more are also in store for the scary weekend. For those looking to stay out past the witching hour, Saturday night will see a club night monster mash as the party continues to 3AM.
Tickets are currently on sale, with full passes and single day tickets available. Film submissions are open via Film Freeway. The festival is looking for both shorts and feature horror films. Buy tickets here.