FrightFest Glasgow 2020 announces its line-up

The horror mavens will present 13 films at the Glasgow Film Festival in March, including Synchronic, and Saint Maud

Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie In Synchronic

FrightFest Glasgow is gearing up for its 15th year this March, and now the line-up for the event has been announced. Arrow Video FrightFest is bringing 13 movies from around the world to scare your pants off – the event will take place during the annual Glasgow Film festival.

FrightFest Glasgow runs from Thursday 5 March to Saturday 7 March, 2020 at the Glasgow Film Theatre and includes a whole heap of guests, giveaways and premieres.

Big ticket highlights include a new cut of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Synchronic, which has been doing the festival circuit (it played the London Film Festival, Toronto and Fantastic Fest, among others) to great acclaim. Benson and Moorhead are the guys who made Resolution, Spring and The Endless and their latest is a cosmic horror sci-fi which centres on two paramedics investigating deaths links to a designer drug which induces otherworldly effects. The film stars Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie.

Rose Glass’ critically acclaimed Saint Maud will also be screening – it follows a pious young nurse who’s intent on saving the soul of the terminally ill patient she is caring for. It’s Glass’s debut and won the director a £50k bursary from IWC Schaffhausen and the BFI.

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Death Of A Vlogger gets a second outing for those who missed its debut at Arrow Video FrightFest’s main event in August 2019. It’s the debut feature from Graham Hughes, and follows a Youtuber who gets famous after publishing a video which seems to contain an actual haunting.

Also keep an eye out for VFW from director Joe Begos, who wowed FrightFest’s August event with the trippy Bliss. Another movie featuring a designer drug it stars Stephen Lang and sees war vets fighting punk mutants. What’s not to like?

Below is the schedule and you can head over to the FrightFest homepage for full programme details, and ticketing info.

THURS 5 MARCH – GFT Screen 1

20:30 SYNCHRONIC (UK Premiere)

Directors: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead. Cast: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Ally Ioannides. USA 2019. 100 mins. 18. Signature Entertainment.

23:00 DEATH OF A VLOGGER (Scottish Premiere)

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FrightFest. Director: Graham Hughes. Cast: Graham Hughes, Annabel Logan, Paddy Kondracki. UK 2019. 88 mins. 18. Enlightened Monster Productions.

FRI 6 MARCH – GFT Screen 1


Director: Damien LeVeck. Cast: Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Alix Angelis. USA 2019. 94 mins. 18. Shudder.

15:45 IN THE QUARRY (European Premiere)

Directors: Bernardo & Rafael Antonaccio. Cast: Paula Silva, Rafael Beltrán, Augusto Gordillo, Luis Pazos. Uruguay 2018. 82 mins. 18. Salco Films.

18:15 SEA FEVER (UK Premiere)

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Director: Neasa Hardiman. Cast: Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott, Connie Nielsen. Ireland/Sweden/Belgium 2019. 91 mins. 18. Signature Films.

20:45 A GHOST WAITS (World Premiere)

FrightFest. Director: Adam Stovall. Cast: MacLeod Andrews, Natalie Walker, Sydney Vollmer. USA 2020. 79 mins. 18. Plum St. Productions and Rebecca Fims.


Director: Ryan Spindell. Cast: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer. USA 2019. 108 mins. 18. Trapdoor Pictures.

SAT 7 MARCH – GFT Screen 1


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Director: Julien Seri. Cast: Shawn Ashmore, Gary Cole, Lin Shaye. Belgium 2019. 84 mins. 18. WTF Films.

13:15 ZOMBIE FOR SALE (Scottish Premiere)

FrightFest. Director: Lee Min-Jae. Cast: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ga-ram Jung, Nam-gil Kim. South Korea 2019. 112 mins. 18. Arrow Films.

15:45 SAINT MAUD (Scottish Premiere)

Director: Rose Glass. Cast: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Frazer. UK 2019. 83 mins. 18. Studio Canal.

18:30 BUTT BOY (European Premiere)

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Director: Tyler Cornack. Cast: Tyler Cornack, Tyler Rice, Shelby Dash. USA 2019. 100 mins. 18. Tiny Cinema.

21:00 VFW (UK Premiere)

Director: Joe Begos. Cast: Stephen Lang, Martin Kove, William Sadler. USA 2019. 92 mins. 18. Movie Partnership.


Directors: Luciano & Nicolás Onetti, Sergio Morcillo, Joshua Long, Jason Bognacki, Adam O´Brien, Matt Richards, A.J. Briones, Pablo S. Pastor & Oliver Park. Cast: Clara Kovacic, James Wright, Kera Obryon. Argentina/New Zealand 2019. 100 mins. 18. Black Mandala.