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Wales’ International Horror Festival

11 - 16 November 2014, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

The Borderlands

Discopath

Synopsis

The mid 1970s.  A timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous killer whenever he is exposed to the sound of the dancefloor…

Don’t expect camp and silliness here though, director Gauthier takes his film in a completely unexpected direction.  It’s a grimy, retro throwback, shot in a way that emulates filmmaking from the period perfectly.  Thankfully rejecting those cheesy filters that many other films succumb too, instead it perfectly evokes the style of editing, music editing, acting style and camerawork of a film from the 70s.   A hugely successful experiment that fully delivers… plus a funky ass soundtrack!

Director

Renaud Gauthier

Cast

François Aubin
Sandrine Bisson
Nancy Blais

Country

Canada

Running time

81mins

Year

2013

Screening

5th Nov

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  • Robin Hardy

    Many congratulations on the way you have developed your splendid festival. I think you have shown great imagination and flair in doing so and I wish you every success with it in the future. Vicky and I thank you for an extremely pleasant visit.
  • Victoria Price

    My trip to Abertoir was the finale of my Vincentennial tour--and what a perfect ending to an extraordinary year it was.!I thoroughly enjoyed the festival, meeting so many of my father's fans, as well as my fellow guests. But it was my trip to Wales that was the highlight. Aberysthwyth is a wonderful seaside town. The people are lovely, and the setting gorgeous. I even had glorious weather. The organizers of the festival treated me so well, and made sure that my trip to Wales was a memorable one! A trip to Abertoir should be on any horror fan's bucket list!!!
  • Lloyd Kaufman

    Abertoir has the best movies, the best fans, the best Tromettes and the best sheep of any festival that Toxie and I have attended. Troma has changed it's name to Trom-Abertoir!
  • Fabio Frizzi

    To participate in the Abertoir Horror Festival made me discover many things, a group of serious professionals who are growing, year after year, a unique event, full of culture and entertainment, a magical region such as Wales and the severe and charming Irish Sea.  A reality from which I immediately felt adopted.
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis

    Here at last is a festival that combines the three elements any guest hopes to have but seldom sees in concert - a varied and entertaining program... consideration for the time of both guests and attendees... and a stimulating series of events. For attendees, the Program Guide itself has value beyond the modest admission fee. I know I speak for others such as Doug Bradley, when I say, loudly and clearly: Thank you, Abertoir!
  • Laurence Harvey

    The Abertoir Festival is a great little festival that 'punches above its weight', in terms of delivering not only the best of contemporary horror from the festival circuit, but also putting those films in a context, curating events that pay tribute to past masters. The mix of films, music and live presentations give it the feel of a convention. And most of all the setting. Seaside resorts out-of-season have a haunting beauty, Aberystwyth has its own 'bubble'. It's like being in The Village and loving it!
  • Catriona MacColl

    I can truly say that I was treated like a queen from beginning to end and that I loved every minute of it !! 'Abertoir' is to be highly recommended to any potential guest of honour like myself. The contrast between the peaceful, extremely comfortable and beautiful accommodation in the hills above the town and the exciting and eclectic film programme and guest line-up (never a dull moment) taking place at the wonderful and lively Arts Centre is to be experienced.The welcome and level of cooperation from Gareth and his team is four-star. Thank you SO much- I just hope that one of my recent projects will be selected in the future and that I can come back again I had such a nice time. You made me feel like I'm part of the family...!!
  • Gary Sherman

    The week we spent in Aberystwyth was truly one of the most enjoyable trips my wife and I have ever had. The town and surrounding countryside are charming, magical and incredibly beautiful. The people were fabulously friendly and sincerely hospitable. The food was surprisingly fantastic. Our midnight walk through the ruins of the castle and adjoining graveyard, under a full moon, was not only wonderfully spooky but like travelling back through time. The only thing I found a lack of in Wales was... vowels!
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