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We’re pleased to announce that festival passes for Abertoir 2018 are now on sale! For just £60, join us at Camp Abertoir for our 13th edition, and celebrate six days of brand new preview screenings, classic films, guests, talks and special events! Read on…
We’re thrilled to announce that our 2018 guest of honour will be Sean S Cunningham! Director and producer of Friday the 13th – which of course we’ll be screening - Sean is one of the most famous names in the slasher genre, and we’re…
It’s August the 13th, which means it’s time to start revealing what we’ve got in store for you this year! It’s our 13th festival, and what better genre to celebrate than the slasher movie - we invite you all to join us at Camp…
Abertoir is pleased to partner with Cardiff Mini Film Festival to present a ‘Best of’ selection of short films this June 23rd. Screening as part of their Twisted Tales Night, we’ve hand-picked some of the best short British horror to have screened at Abertoir…
It’s Friday the 13th! So what better time to tell you the dates for the 13th year of Abertoir?! There’s even a bit of a clue about this year’s theme…it’s subtle, but we’re sure you’ll spot it ;)Abertoir returns on Tuesday, 13th November (of…
The festival is over for another year and we’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Short Film Competition and the highest voted features by the audience throughout the past six days. We’re extremely pleased to announce that Mab by Katie Bonham won both…
The news you've all been waiting for has arrived - take a look at the 'what's on' menu up above for the full line up of films, events, guests and more that'll be taking place at Abertoir 2017! We hope you're as excited as…
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…