Attention UK horror fans. Beware! FrightFest is heading to Glasgow with a host of brand-spanking new fantastique films for your delectation.
Kicking off on Friday (25 February), there’s the world premiere of Little Deaths, a trilogy of terror dealing with sex, drugs and death; Kim Ji-woon’s hypnotic serial killer thriller I Saw the Devil; and the UK premiere of Mark Hartley’s terrific exposé on 1970s and 1980s drive-in fillers from Manila, Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Things get really twisted on Saturday (26 February), when a new killer rolls into town in the form of Robert the psychic tyre in the UK premiere of the wacky French absurdity, Rubber. This will be followed by the prison camp horror Territories, from the producer behind last year’s Die Hard zombiefest The Horde, before the creative team behind Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer unleashes their Wicker Man in Eastern Europe entry, The Shrine. The highlight of the day will be Rebecca De Mornay’s deliciously wicked return to the horror genre in Mother’s Day, a remake of the 1980s Troma cult; and the festival’s closing European premiere Hobo with a Shotgun, in which a pistol-packing Rutger Hauer goes all Machete on us as a vigilante homeless man with vengeance on his mind.
With guest directors and filmmakers also in attendance, and the great Scottish landscape to explore of course, FrightFest at the Glasgow Film Festival really is becoming a horror fan’s ‘must-do’ winter escape.
Tickets are £48 for an event pass to see all eight films or £7.50 to see any individual film. Full details on how to get your tickets can be found here.
Be sure to also keep on eye on the official Glasgow Film Festival website for more information.