Award Winners: Glasgow Horror Festival 2017
After a couple of days recovery, Popcorn Horror is thrilled to announce the award winning films screened and submitted to Glasgow Horror Festival 2017.
We had a fabulous weekend in The Classic Grand, Glasgow – sharing the best independent horror content from all over the world to horror fans in our home city. The selection process was also incredibly difficult with so many original, twisted, emotional and brutal horror films making it to our desks.
It is now time however to announce the winners in all three categories, and some notable honourable mentions.
Winner: Best Horror Feature Film
Dogged by Ash Mountain Films and director Richard Rowntree.
‘Sam is forced to return to the remote tidal island where he grew up to attend the funeral of ten year old Megan Lancaster.
As it becomes apparent that all is not as it seems in this idyllic rural community, Sam makes a horrifying discovery about the circumstances surrounding the little girls’ death, and his life begins to spiral out of control in a macabre descent of paranoia.’
Dogged is an incredible example of independent horror filmmaking, and a genuinely unsettling addition to the neglected folk-horror sub-genre.
Honorable Mention: Horror Feature Film
The Unkindness of Ravens by Hex Media and director Lawrie Brewster.
The Unkindness of Ravens is a 2016 Scottish horror film starring Jamie Scott Gordon, who previously appeared in Brewster’s 2013 debut horror film Lord of Tears, as a veteran that comes face to face with demonic ravens.
Drawing inspiration from mythological creatures, the film has achieved great success in the horror community.
Winner: Best Short Horror Film
BURN by Slaughtered Bird Films and director Judson Vaughan.
In the midst of national hysteria and incomprehensible personal tragedy, a child is born bearing the scars of other people’s sins.
Burn is a slick, original short film with an unforgettable ending.
Honorable Mention: Horror Short Film
Goodnight by director Cole Thompson Lynch
A heartbroken illustrator has the strangest night of his life. He wakes up out of his physical body, finding his ex-girlfriend standing outside his apartment. She gives him one last chance to be together again if he can catch her in a surreal cat-and-mouse chase through the city at night. He would do anything to get her back, even if he could fly.
Goodnight immediately caught our attention; it feels like a giallo movie set in our home city.
Winner: Best Short Animated Horror Film
Juliette by Lora D’Addazio
Juliette is a shy girl terrified to catch a ride with two horny bitches that aren’t paying any attention to the road…
Honorable Mention: Best Short Animated Horror Film
Mosquito by Theo Chapman
An innocent man imprisoned for murder based on blood evidence from a dead mosquito attempts to travel back in time in order to stop this chain of events.