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We're absolutely delighted to be revealing our poster for this year's Abertoir! Courtesy of our brilliant artist Pete Stevenson, who most certainly got carried away when we told him about the films starring black cats, this is the image that will be swirling its…
We're very pleased to unveil this year's line-up for the Abertoir Short Films Competition! We've spent weeks watching through some incredible short films, and we've singled out the best of the bunch for our festival audience to decide an ultimate winner! Congratulations to all…
As the summer nights draw to a close we’re very pleased to begin revealing more details about this year’s Abertoir Horror Festival, taking place in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre this November! Our previously released trailer revealed our overall theme for the festival, which will…
You may remember back in the festival that we had a very special presentation on the history of 42nd Street. So special in fact, that not only did it overrun, but we had to cut loads out to try and keep us down to…
The first details of Abertoir 2017 have been revealed via our teaser trailer, which you can watch just to the right of this text. ...yes! The dates of this year's festival are 14th-19th November, and as always we're taking place at the Aberystwyth Arts…
That’s a wrap on Abertoir 2016! We've celebrated horror old and new, experienced a whole host of events, and commemorated a street from a bygone age - but now, even our recreation of 42nd Street has been cleaned up and Disneyfied...alas! A tremendous thank…
We’re very pleased to reveal the films voted best by our Abertoir 2016 audience. Abertoir Short Film Melies d’ArgentBricks (Neville Pierce, UK, 2016)Abertoir Short Film AwardPortal to Hell!!! (Vivieno Caldinelli, USA, 2016) Classic features1st – The Fog2nd- The Fly3rd – I Drink Your BloodNew…
The tat has landed and the novelty t-shirts are hitting all your favourite high street retailers, which means it’s almost HALLOWEEN! We’re happy to say that we’ll be taking over at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, again this year and we’ve a cracking line-up for…
It is with great pleasure that we announce the one and only LYNN LOWRY as a special guest at Abertoir 2016! We'll be screening two of the films for which Lynn is best known, I Drink Your Blood and Shivers, as well as quizzing…
We're delighted to reveal this year's poster for Abertoir 2016! It might change a little bit as we'll be adding many more guests, but once again our fabulous designer Pete Stevenson has taken all the random images we gave him and come up with…
While you patiently wait for news of 2016's exciting line-up (we're working hard on it!), we're very pleased to announce two returning guests for special events at this year's festival. Renowned film composer Fabio Frizzi and his band return to Aberystwyth with a very…
See you in November...!