All The Colours of the Giallo


Dr Russ Hunter will be leading us on a journey through the phenomenon of the giallo for this very special presentation on this year’s festival theme.  Russ will be tracing its journey from early beginnings as Italian pulp crime fiction novels through to its life as a film genre in its own right.  With the iconic black gloved killer, stylish killings, kinky sex and an impossible-to-guess murder mystery, the giallo has most certainly earned its place as a respected sub-genre of Italian cinema, and made for a slew of wildly entertaining movies at the same time!

  • Films
    Whet your appetite for the real meat of the festival; the films we’re screening for Abertoir!
  • Events
    We’ve got such sights to show you for our 2019 edition, folks, it’s gonna be a scream!
  • Guests
    See who’ll be joining us as our guests of honour, at this year’s Abertoir!
  • Short films competition
    Find out who’s in the running for our prestigious Abertoir prize and the Melies D'Argent!