Each FrightFest at the Glasgow Film Festival there are always a few standouts – Mandrake from Lynne Davison is one of those movies.

When you think mandrake you may instantly think of those cute but lethal plants from Harry Potter – be prepared for something a little more sinister that dives deep into the dark folklore that spans all the way back to The Bible.

This horror marks the feature debut for Davison, with a screenplay from Matt Harvey, takes place in Northern Ireland. We follow probation officer, Cathy (Deirdre Mullins), who takes on the case of recently released murderer Mary Laidlaw aka “Bloody Mary” (Derbhle Crotty) and events take a turn for the worst.

Ahead of the UK premiere of Mandrake we catch up with Lynne Davison to talk tough shooting conditions, influence of Blair Witch & Midsommar and more.

Mandrake screens at Glasgow Film Festival on March 12th – tickets available here