frightfest glasgow 2024


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FrightFest, the UK’s No.1 horror fantasy event, which returns to the Glasgow Film Festival for its 19th year from Thurs 7 March to Sat 9 March 2024, is pleased to announce the incredible line-up of talent that will grace the Glasgow Film Theatre stage.

Schitt’s Creek and The Rig star Emily Hampshire will be hosting the World Premiere of MOM, alongside the film’s director Adam O’Brien. Emily not only stars in the film but is also Executive Producer.

We will also have mega-genre talent Lauren LaVera, in the house. The star of Terrifier 2 and the forthcoming Terrifier 3, will present her latest terrifying movie, THE WELL, alongside Italian director Federico Zampaglione.

Abigail Hardingham will also be joining us. The star of The Missing and Nina Forever, is here for the World premiere of CUSTOM, a passion project, which she stars in and co-produces. The film’s director, Tiago Teixeirin, making his impactful feature film debut, will also be attending, as will the film’s co-star Samantha Steel.

Also making their feature film debut with KILL YOUR LOVER are the dynamic filmmaker duo Alix Austin and Keir Siewert. They will be in Glasgow, alongside key cast, Paige Gilmour and Fair City’s Shane Quigley-Murphy.

The monster may be invisible but the talent behind THE INVISIBLE RAPTOR are not. Joining us are writer, lead actor and producer Mike Capes and actor David Shackleford.

The genre is currently blessed with emerging new auteurs and we’re thrilled to welcome two talented directors into the fold - Paul Duane, director of ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH and Alan Scott Neal, director of LAST STRAW.

If you want to join us there are still some tickets on sale.

Please note that all films contain graphic scenes of strong violence and sustained threat.

How to Buy Tickets


Telephone: 0141 332 6535 (£1.50 fee per transaction, voice-mail available during peak business periods.

In person: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB.

Pass Booking opens Friday 19th Jan at 12:00, individual films open Mon 29 Jan at 12:00

Glasgow Film Theatre Cinecard members get 4 days early-access to individual films from January 26th at noon, as well as discounted tickets for each performance.

Programme details

THURS 7 MARCH – GFT Screen 1

20:50 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME (UK Premiere)

you will never find me

Directors: Josiah Allen & Indianna Bell. Cast: Brendan Rock, Jordan Cowan. Australia 2023. Ihr33min. 18.

Synopsis: An isolated man living in the back of a desolate caravan park is visited by a desperate young woman seeking shelter from a violent storm. As the savage storm worsens, these solitary souls begin to feel threatened- but who should really be afraid?


13:00 TBC

15:25 THE DEEP DARK (UK Premiere)

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Director: Mathieu. Turi Cast: Samuel LeBihan, Amir El Kacem, Jean-Hughes Anglade. France 2023 1hr41m 18.

Synopsis: It’s 1856 and in the historic coal mines of Northern France a group of miners find themselves trapped in the subterranean depths after a cave-in. But they are not alone…Decades later veteran miner Roland accompanies Professor Berthier underground to take samples. A sudden landslide prevents them from surfacing, and they too must face the ancient mutant that constantly craves blood.

18:00: THE INVISIBLE RAPTOR (UK premiere)

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Director: Mike Hermosa. Cast: Mike Capes, Sean Astin, Sandy Martin. USA 2023 1hr52m 18.

Synopsis: The Tyler Corporation has figured out how to genetically engineer a prehistoric raptor, but they didn’t stop there…they also made it invisible. Unfortunately for them, he’s a really smart invisible raptor. After breaking out of it’s enclosure, it’s now up to amusement park palaeontologist, Dr Grant Walker and hapless Security Guard, Denny Denielson to stop the predator before it wreaks havoc on the entire community of Spielburgh County.

20:45: WAKE UP (UK Premiere)

wake up

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell. Cast: Turlough Convery, Benny O. Arthur, Jacqueline Moré. Canada 2023 1hr20m 18.

Synopsis: A group of young activists set out to make a political statement by vandalizing a home superstore as it closes. But their plan goes terribly wrong when they become trapped inside and must face a deranged security guard with a gruesome passion for primitive hunting. As the night fills with violence and terror, a desperate fight for their lives begins.

Plus, MOUSE (UK Premiere)

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Director: Ewan j Fletcher. Cast: Rebecca Robin, Sandy Batchelor. UK 2023. 9 mins.

Synopsis: A young woman faces great danger as she walks home at night through a predatory city. Or does she?

23:05 KILL YOUR LOVER (UK Premiere)

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Directors: Alix Austin, Keir Siewert. Cast: Paige Gilmour, Shane Quigley Murphy, May Kelly. UK 2023 1hr17m 18.

Synopsis: Dakota has had enough of her toxic relationship with Axel, but the feeling isn’t mutual. As she tries to end things, Axel begins turning into something different, something monstrous. He gradually succumbs to the poison of the decaying relationship, becoming a creature with increased aggression, a touch that melts skin and worst of all, he’s contagious.


10:30 MOM (World Premiere)


Director: Adam O’Brien. Cast: Emily Hampshire, François Arnaud, Christian Convery. USA/Canada 2023 1hr36m 18.

Synopsis: Meredith is a struggling mother abandoned by her family and partner after the appalling death of their newborn son. Alone in her house, she becomes more isolated, unaware that the death of her baby has caused the birth of something far more sinister.

13:00 THE FUNERAL (Scottish Premiere)

the funeral

Director: Orcun Behram. Cast Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Cansu Türedi, Tekin Temel. Turkey 2023 1hr48m 18.

Synopsis: Cemal, a lonely hearse driver, has been entrusted to secretly transport the body of a murdered young woman, Zeynep, to her parents’ home at their final request. But during the journey the woman’s body comes back to life, Cemal falls in love with the undead woman. Now he must constantly feed her flesh by committing his own murders.

15:35 CUSTOM (World Premiere)

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Director: Tiago Teixeira. Cast: Abigail Hardingham, Rowan Polonski, Brad Moore. UK 2023 1hr30m ? 18.

Synopsis: Jasper and Harriet are arthouse pornographers struggling to make ends meet. Their stock in trade is producing custom made erotic films for an exclusive clientele into the forbidden, the shocking and the strange. As they hit rock bottom that’s when they encounter ‘The Audience’, a mysterious client offering life-changing money to perform strange rituals on videotape.

Plus, SUBJECT 73 (World Premiere)

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Director: Reiff Gaskell. Cast: Freya Warsi. UK 2023. 7 mins.

Synopsis: In a mysterious experiment, a participant's pursuit of wealth unravels as money and morality clash.

18:05 THE WELL (UK Premiere)

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Director: Federico Zampaglione. Cast: Lauren LaVera, Claudia Gerini, Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Italy 2023 1hr32m 18.

Synopsis: Lisa Gray (Lauren LaVera), a budding art restorer, travels to the small Italian village of Sambuci just outside Rome to bring a medieval painting back to its former glory for a wealthy and titled client. Little does she know she is placing her life in danger from an evil curse and a monster born of myth and brutal pain.

20:25 ALL YOU NEED IS DEATH (UK Premiere)

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Director: Paul Duane. Cast: Simone Collins, Olwen Fouéré, Gary Whelan. Ireland 2023 1hr30m 18.

Synopsis: A young couple records and collects folk songs in rural Ireland, selling them to a mysterious, rich buyer. When rumours of a song never-before-heard reach the couple, they find themselves in an uneasy alliance with a music professor to discover an ancient song, a taboo ballad that may end up unlocking some dark truth from the forgotten past that will alter all their isolated lives.

22:45 LAST STRAW (UK Premiere)

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Director: Alan Scott Neal. Cast :Jessica Belkin, Jeremy Sisto, Taylor Kowalski. USA 2023 1hr21m 18

Synopsis: A rural roadside diner becomes the host of a maniacal killing spree – leaving young waitress Nancy to clean up the bloody mess. After firing the staff at her dad’s diner, she covers the last shift of the night by herself. Little does she know though; she is far from alone. The day is coming back to haunt her and when things begin to spiral out of control, she must fight for her life over the course of one long night.

The Guest list will be announced soon.

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