Glasgow Horror Fest: Halloween 2018

Scotland’s premier horror and Halloween attraction is returning to the Classic Grand for 2018. Popcorn Horror is bringing a packed two day festival to our home city. Packed with films, performances, shows, attractions, speakers, panels & more - expect a full Halloween weekend of scares.

The Classic Grand & Stereo.

Sat. & Sun. 27 – 28 October 2018
 Sat: 11:30AM – 11PM
Sun: 1 PM – 11PM



→ Breaking Feature Horror Films
→ Curated shorts programs
→ Escape Room Experience
→ Live Horror Theater 
→ Original Shows and Performances
→ Convention Hub with Market
→ Fire-Eating Burlesque
→ Guest Speakers
→ Horror Industry Panels
→ Gore FX Demos
→ Monster Booth 
→ Art and Comic Shop
→ Costume and Raffle Prizes

Now in our fourth year!

NEW FOR 2018:

Working Neon

The House With Neon Windows


A brand new interactive attraction ‘The House With Neon Windows‘, is set to take place on the Saturday night in the appropriately spooky boiler room of Stereo.

 Combining 80s visuals with escape room style experiences and puzzles, old school horror hosts and a one-off original horror soundscape featuring Ancient Order of the Droids; this new attraction is being presented in partnership with fright experts Scare Scotland. You have been invited to a party at The House With Neon Windows. Will you survive it?

Film Events

Classic Horror Screenings:
The House on Haunted EMERGO!

Screening as originally intended – William Castle’s  House on Haunted Hill is presented in ‘EMERGO!’. Famous for his live theater stunts, the flying skeleton is returning to Glasgow for one night to scare up this iconic film. Also featuring some other bonus Castle-inspired extras including live spooks and nurses on hand to issue guest death warrants! ‘

Feature Horror Films

Shorts Programs

CTR 29

Long Shorts:

The Childish Thing, Jeremy Herbert.

Live Shows, Speakers & Performances


Nicoletta Wylde

What happens to our minds when the lights go out?! In this semi-autobiographical show about living with Night Terrors, Wylde brings her unique brand of surreal and bloody prose-performance to a journey through the monsters in the dark and just how much it takes to vanquish them.


Live Horror Double-Bill

Coming to the festival are the fantastic Big Puppet Theatre Co. Those of you who were there last year should remember their incredible adaption; The Red Death. This time, the theater company present a throwback to the days of drive-ins – two back to back performances of original, horrifying and shocking live theater.


Ghost Story

Original performance from GOTHeatre Productions. When a young, beautiful governess travels to the mysterious house of Ambrose D’Arcy to take care of his son, little does she know of the horror that awaits her. She has only one duty: To read the son a ghost story but very quickly she will realise that truth is often stranger than fiction…

Roxy Sparks

Roxy Sparks

Demonic nuns, gore and fire come together in a stunning burlesque performance from Roxy Sparks. Bringing shocks to the stage in this outrageously horrific Halloween show.


Gore FX Demo

Get behind the scenes and learn about creating the monsters of your nightmares at Glasgow Horror Fest. The amazing Taarna Swanson is leading a demonstration on creating gore and creatures for filmmaking & more!


Ongoing Demos

Head for the convention hub downstairs for ongoing demos of effects, art, products and more.

The Convention Hub


Horror Book/Comic Shop -
Titles from across the world.


Art & Vendor Market -
Horror merch/artwork stalls.

Creek with Nicholas Vince

The CREEK Monster -
Photos, interviews, demos.

Wendigo D

The WENDIGO Monster - Photos, interviews, demos.


Retro Horror Game Stations -
Hosted by R-Cade.


Halloween Busking Plinth -
Spooky music artists.


Horror Caricatures -
By Artist Liam Irons


Horror on Kickstarter -
Exhibit & Raffle


Raffles & Contests

Costume Prizes

Get Involved With Glasgow Horror Fest 2018

Submit a Film.

Apply for a stall.