Returning for a fourth year, Popcorn Horror presents Glasgow Horror Festival 2018 running on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October in the iconic Classic Grand!

As always we will be showcasing the very best of independent horror talent, films which are innovative, inspiring and horrific. Glasgow Horror Festival aims to prove that creativity and quality film-making do not require a Hollywood budget, and to showcase horror outwith mainstream franchises to our local and very enthusiastic audience.

Make your indie film a part of this extra special weekend jam packed with spooks and thrills in the heart of Glasgow, to be enjoyed by the horror fans, freaks and geeks of the city.

The festival is now open for submissions via FilmFreeway.

Festival Tickets can be found here -

BEST HORROR FEATURE (Double Bill, one winner, one runner up, one honourable mention)
BEST HORROR SHORT (Horror short completed in past 12 months, including animation; one winner, one runner up, one honourable mention)

All films must be in the horror genre. Sub-genres, such as horror-comedy, body horror, psychological horror, monster movie etc. are also very welcome. Animated horror films are welcomed, and may be traditionally animated, stop-motion, computer animation.

Films submitted for the BEST HORROR SHORT category must be between 3 and 21 minutes in length and should have been completed after January 2018)

Films submitted to BEST HORROR FEATURE should not exceed two hours.

We warmly welcome blood, pus and gore but we will not accept any project containing sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or abelism. Horror is for everyone to enjoy!

Overall Rating
  • Ashley Dick

    Super fun, really interesting films shown and great atmosphere.

    May 2018
  • Tom Rutter

    Absolutely spot-on festival run by true fans of the genre. They handled my film with care and respect and really made me feel great to be a part of their brilliant event. Can't recommend enough to film-makers and festy goers alike.

    April 2018
  • javad daraei

    I am very happy and welcome every year to participate in your festival and thank you for this fine festival.

    April 2018
  • Although I didn't make it to Glasgow for the fest, I was delighted to have my short film screened with them. I particularly liked their social media aspect. They tagged me on twitter to let me know my film was selected and retweeted any posts about my film. I hope to make it next year.

    April 2018
  • Clarissa Jacobson

    I didn't get to attend, but the love and amount of promo they give your film is awesome - constantly they tweet about the fest, put stuff on Facebook and write about it. And what cooler venue to have it at then a bar in Glasgow - was stoked to have our UK premiere here!

    April 2018