Scotland's international horror film festival

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Incredible films
Friendly people
Cold beer
Comfy seats

It’s everything a film festival should be!

Since 1993, we’ve been selecting the best, most amazing, hilarious, surprising, moving, beautiful, unusual and downright odd films for your viewing pleasure.

We promise to show you fantastic sights and tell you unforgettable stories.

Our programme is made up of amazing UK Premieres you simply won’t see anywhere else, some incredible and rare classic movies and lots of short film programmes stuffed full of bite-size movies that’ll take your breath away.

It’s super simple – you give us a little of your money, we give you a fun, memorable experience and a whole load of new favourite movies!


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Guest of Honour Frank Henenlotter directs the audience to play dead!