FrightFest Newsletter

Friends of 5D (and mortal enemies too!) please cast your eyes over the latest newsletter from Frightfest Glasgow 2018!

Welcome to the 1st Horror Channel FrightFest newsletter of the New Year. It’s brimming with information about FrightFest Glasgow 2018.

Be prepared to feast on a chilling cornucopia of savage shocks, unsettling surprises and devilish delights as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival for its 13th year. Dates are Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd March. With our bold choices, the quality of our programme and the special relationship developed with our distinguished guests, FrightFest is once again positioned to deliver silver screen shocks and surprises at our beloved second home in Glasgow.

Horror has just had its biggest and most successful year, and if you’ve ever attended one of our events before, you’ll know exactly why. FrightFest will always create a communal space where the pure enjoyment of horror and fantasy is paramount and a vital shared experience. Welcome to our Pleasure Dome, FrightFest style.
Thursday 1st March

A special screening of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s smash hit phenomenon GHOST STORIES kicks off proceedings followed by the Scottish premiere of Brian O’Malley’s supernatural romance THE LODGERS. This masterful Irish set Gothic ghost story stars Charlotte Vega and David Bradley.
Friday 2nd March

Our Friday line-up lunges into vampiric action with the UK premiere of Dragos Buliga’s THE WANDERERS: QUEST OF THE DEMON HUNTER, followed by the world premiere of writer/director Kelly Greene’s pastiche gem ATTACK OF THE BAT MONSTERS. If you liked The Love Witch, you’ll love this. The UK premiere of THE RAVENOUS from writer/director Robin Aubert’s surreal and wickedly humorous addition to the Living Dead canon starts off Friday evening followed by the UK premiere of the powerfully gripping COLD SKIN. At the vanguard of French extreme cinema, director Xavier Gens made his name with Frontiere(s) and The Divide. Now he brings us a stunning adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol’s acclaimed novel that’s part H.P. Lovecraft and part Joseph Conrad. Rounding off the evening is the European premiere of PRIMAL RAGE, a creature feature that blows the lid off traditional Bigfoot mythology.

Saturday 3rd March.

Be in your seats at 11.00 AM for a demonically hellish start and the UK premiere of Paul Urkijo’s visually breath-taking fantasy THE BLACKSMITH AND THESAT≠ DEVIL. A vivid Basque fairy-tale, produced by Spanish legend Alex de la Iglesia. The European premiere of supernatural chiller PYEWACKET follows. A beautifully paced, dread-filled study of occult belief by writer/director Adam MacDonald. The UK premiere of FRIENDLY BEAST, Gabriela Amaral Almeida’s intense shocker rounds off the first half of the day.

The evening programme bursts into life with the UK premiere of Adam Marcus’ savvy seasonal shocker SECRET SANTA. Our penultimate film is the UK premiere of TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, an unflinching South of the Border cautionary fable, an audacious mix of Pan’s Labyrinth and Narcos, which firmly announces director Issa López as a rising star of Mexico’s New Wave cinema. This year’s Glasgow celebration of the genre ends on an adrenalin-fuelled high with the European premiere of Neil Mackay’s ultra-violent, action-packed thriller 60 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT.
Along with guests from both in front and behind the camera supporting their films, join us for three days of a hair curling extravaganza of delights. Go on; you know you want to.

FrightFest Passes are £75 and available from noon on Mon Jan 15, 2018. Passes cover all films on Fri 2 and Sat 3 March ONLY.
Tickets for GHOST STORIES and THE LODGERS, plus individual tickets for the Friday/Saturday films are on sale Monday, Jan 29 from 10 AM. Price: £10.50. £8.50 concessions.
A full list of films and screening times and how to get your tickets can be found HERE


BTW, 5D now also has a YouTube channel which includes conversations with actors, directors & assorted luminaries from the world of Sci-fi, fantasy & horror. You can find it (& maybe subscribe if you feel so inclined) at

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