A HORROR fanatic hopes to make Glasgow a destination city for fans of the genre with an annual festival.

Cara Clark, who runs Glasgow-based website Popcorn Horror, will host a two-day fright-fest later this year.

The convention has evolved over the last two years from an afternoon to a full weekend event, with organisers hoping it will help make Glasgow a go-to for scare-seekers.

Held in the Classic Grand on November 4 and 5, the event will offer not just film screenings but story telling, drag performances and workshops on special effects as well as other spooktacular events.

Evening Times: Glasgow Horror Festival hopes to bring a taste of world-famous Texas Frightmare to the city. Images: Popcorn Horror

Cara, who has run the horror news site for the last five years, is a self confessed "geek" for all things scary, and said: "I've loved horror since I was about four years old, but the mainstream things in the cinema are just endless sequels. and they are all the same.

"It has made a lot of people think horror films are just trash cinema, and it's not true.

"In independent film there are a lot of really interesting things going on and we want to show that."

The organiser hopes the convention will recreate a similar feel to the world-famous Texas Frightmare - a weekend-long convention of horror-themed events, activities and films which attracts more than 20,000 people each year.

Cara said: "We want to bring a taste of that to Glasgow because there isn't really anything like it.

"Frighfest [part of the Glasgow Film Festival] is once a year, and is a mini version of the London event.

"People are desperate for tickets for it, and wait up all night trying to get them. It shows there is a demand in the city, and in Scotland as a whole.

"There are thousands of fans and we want to help bring more of what people are looking for."

At this year's event along with film screenings of both feature-length and short movies, special effects artists will be holding demonstrations, and prestigious drag queen Lacy Rain will be performing.

Scots filmmaker Andy Stewart will also be discussing the best of Scottish-made horror films as part of a special programme.

Organisers hope the event will offer something to fans of all different aspects of the genre.

Tickets for the Glasgow Horror Festival are available online via www.popcornhorror.yapsody.com/