A wealth of Scottish talent is set to take over Blackfriars for a festival celebrating innovative horror filmmaking. Glasgow Horror Fest: BITE SIZE – now in it’s second year as a spin off from Glasgow’s Halloween horror festival – will be welcoming Scottish horror heavyweights to a night filled with scares.
The most recent announcement to the line-up is the final guest on a filmmaking panel being announced. Popcorn Horror are very excited to have John McPhail, director of hit horror musical Anna and the Apocalypse as part of an exciting panel on horror filmmaking.
The Scottish Christmas zombie musical premiered at Fantastic Fest, before enjoying a successful cinema run throughout the Christmas season on 2018. It follows Anna (Ella Hunt) and her friends as they hack, slash and sing their way in a desperate race to save their loved ones during a zombie apocalypse – at Christmas!
Joining John on the panel is screenwriter Sarah Daly of the innovate Scottish Hex Studios. Hex are the folks behind The Unkindness of Ravens, Automata and Lord of Tears – and creators of the viral Owlman; an owl-headed man in a Victorian tail-suit, a Slenderman-type stalker usually found lurking in woods and dark corridors.
As well as welcoming Sarah to the panel, Bite Size will be screening the second film to feature the eerie character; The Black Gloves. The Black Gloves is inspired by classic chillers such as Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Jack Clayton’s The Innocents. It tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the menacing owl-headed figure that plagued her nightmares. His investigations lead him to a reclusive ballerina who, just like his patient, is convinced that she is about to die at the hands of this disturbing entity.
Also on the panel is Andy Stewart, the director of successful body horror films Ink, Split, and Dysmorphia. Andy has previously hosted a program of Scottish horror at Glasgow Horror Fest, and is back discussing his gruesome films. And BITE SIZE 2018 finalist David Graham is the fourth panel member, as well as screening his latest short film Haunts at the event. His film SON – a gritty tale set in Glasgow was very well received at the previous years festival.
Horror fans wont want to miss this amazing panel line-up, and the chance to ask some of the biggest names in Scottish horror questions and gain insight into their filmmaking processes.
Of course, the big screen will also be full of fright. Fans can looking forward to the above mentioned screening of The Black Gloves, plus a second horror feature to be announced and shorts programs including the best of the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge’s ‘bite’ themed films. That’s six hours of horror entertainment, for only £8 per ticket! Book your spot at Bite Size now, and join us for an evening packed with horrors!