Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Running from Wednesday 20th February to Sunday 3rd March, tickets are now on sale for all events at the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival including individual tickets for all the FrightFest screenings taking place over the final weekend, with other strands of interest to genre fans being the Future Cult and the archive favourites listed under the Special Events.

A classic mystery of Scottish folklore based on a true story, the unexplained events of Flannan Isle lighthouse are examined on Thursday 21st February in The Vanishing, with director Kristoffer Nyholm and actors Connor Swindells and Peter Mullan confirmed to be attending.

Thursday 21st also features the Irish supernatural horror The Hole in the Ground from writer/director Lee Cronin before Friday 22nd February has Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Laurie Holden star in S Craig Zahler’s police thriller Dragged Across Concrete, both screening in Future Cult.

Immersive installations and an after-party are promised at two screenings of cyberpunk classic The Matrix on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd while Sunday 24th February sees two screenings of Ghostbusters, one aimed at the family, one for adults only, before Wednesday 27th February has a thirtieth anniversary screening of time travel cult favourite Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, while We Are the Weirdos celebrates women in horror.

Thursday 28th also sees the opening film of FrightFest, a special screening of Lords of Chaos, inspired by the true but outrageous story of infamous Norwegian metal band Mayhem and elsewhere in the city a special screening of Alien takes place to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Ridley Scott’s classic science fiction horror.

FrightFest dominates Friday 1st March with the UK premiere of Level 16, the European premiere of The Dead Center, the world premiere of Here Comes Hell with director Jack McHenry hoped to attend, then the UK premiere of Black Circle with legendary star Christina Lindberg announced to be present, and the UK premiere of Dead Ant closing the night.

Saturday 2nd March begins with The Rusalka, another UK premiere with director Perry Blackshear hoped to attend, the world premiere of Hex Studios’ Scottish produced Automata with many cast and crew present, then the UK premiere of Finale, again with director Søren Juul Petersen in town.

Closing the horror weekend are the Scottish premiere of The Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion, the UK premiere of Freaks and the European premiere of The Hoard, while elsewhere on Saturday 2nd March, with details still under wraps, Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick’s Blair Witch Project will screen at a secret location in the city – be prepared to be scared, and perhaps wrap up warm, pack provisions, and bring a map and compass…

Sunday 3rd March sees something less scary for the family with a special screening of The Iron Giant with the chance to build your own robot beforehand, though it is doubtful if it will offer any protection during the later screening of Chilean horror Murder Me, Monster.

With other strands titled Local Heroes, Pioneer, 1969: The End of Innocence, Belgian Cinema: Both Sides Now, CineMasters, Sound & Vision, Modern Families, Stranger Than Fiction, Window on the World, Crossing the Line, plus Behind the Scenes and a series of Gala events, this is only a fraction of what is screening at the festival.

The Glasgow Film Festival runs from 20th February to 3rd March and tickets are on sale now

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