Who said celebrating Valentine’s Day had to be soppy? Halloween may be a distant memory but Glasgow horror fans looking for another terrifying fix need not worry.
Popcorn Horror, the independent collective behind Glasgow Horror Fest, have revealed several additional horror events for 2019.
The first of these is Valentine’s Massacre – an alternative, horror themed couples night. If you’d like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but can’t stand all things pink and fluffy – the event boasts a varied line-up of terrifying shows, films, attractions and experiences, all with a dark romance theme.
Following the success of hosting Glasgow Krampus Market and guests having the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the mythical beast, Popcorn Horror are excited to reveal that Cupid will be available for a similar experience. Be warned though, this cupid is not an adorable cherub but a twisted love demon with an appetite for human hearts!
Killer couples can expect a night to die for, with the line-up also boasting a live show from the incredible Ash Pryce: Psychic Con-Man.
Ash is a paranormal illusionist, who will be presenting an original show combining mind reading and spooky illusions with a Valentine’s theme.
Of course, what would Valentine’s Day be without a romantic movie? Valentine’s Massacre will be offering a film programme of romantic- horror features and shorts. Expect lots of love, guts and gore in a curated selection of unnerving alternatives to the usual cinema offerings.
Excitingly, the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge have prepared an exclusive programme of micro-shorts – all delving into the darkness and twisted tales of romance. Body-horror, zombie infestation and monsters are set to shock audiences in these little slices of terror.
Aside from the main stage, couples will also have opportunity to take part in a range of horror attractions. Picasso Painters will be ready to give couples a horror makeover for the night, turning them into some of the screen’s scariest couples.
Experience a makeover, into one of horror’s most memorable couples – Chucky and Tiffany, The Monster and Bride, Jack and Sally – and other demented duos.
The Hidden Hermit will also be available for couple’s tarot reading sessions accompanied by gorgeous horror themed decks.
And, of course, alternative Valentine gifts will be on offer from a selection of vendors – and not a fuzzy bear or a bunch of flowers in sight!
Bring a ghoulish lover or fiendish friend on a date to die for this Valentine’s Day, just make sure you both leave with your hearts intact!
Enjoy the killer night out at Blackfriars, Glasgow, on February 14.
Visit Popcorn Horror’s Facebook page for more details.