Films 2016

7 Notes in Black

Lucio Fulci’s film revolves around a woman with psychic abilities who has a vision that leads her to discover a skeleton walled up in her husband’s house. With the help of a parapsychologist, she begins…

A Dark Song

+ Q&A with Liam Gavin and Eoin O'Faolain

Sophia, renting an old mansion in the remote Welsh countryside, hires an occultist (played by Steve Oram) in order to perform an ancient ritual so that she can speak to her dead child. The gruelling…

Blood on Méliès' Moon

UK PREMIERE + Q&A with Luigi Cozzi

In modern Rome, “Star Crash” director Luigi Cozzi (hilariously playing himself) runs “Dario Argento’s Museum of Horrors”. When weird, psychic events lead him to discover that a French inventor had patented the very first motion…

Carry On Screaming

+ introduction by Prof Peter Hutchings

The barking mad Doctor Watt (Kenneth Williams) and his voluptuous sister Valeria have a great business selling life-like mannequins. Surely there isn’t a connection to a spate of disappearances in the area…or is there? Harry…

Creepy

Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet. Yet as his wife tries to become more friendly…

Deadman Inferno: Tokyo Yakuza Apocalypse

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Last year’s Audience Award winner was the brilliant and hilarious Japanese zombie-comedy Deadman Inferno. Imagine our surprise when we discovered they’d made a prequel, and our disappointment to learn it had never been available for…

Dearest Sister

A village girl, Nok, travels to the Lao capital, Vientiane, to care for her rich cousin Ana, who has lost her sight and gained the inexplicable ability to communicate with the dead. After proudly screening…

Fantasticozzi

UK PREMIERE

A feature-length documentary about the life and career of Italian director Luigi Cozzi and his obsession with science fiction and fantasy. Luigi Cozzi loved sci-fi and fantasy since childhood, and his dream was to one…

I Am Not A Serial Killer

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and works at the family mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own…

I Drink Your Blood

“RABID, DRUG-INFESTED HIPPIES ON A BLOOD-CRAZED KILLING RAMPAGE!” A true 42nd Street classic, this 70s indie masterpiece stars Lynn Lowry in one of her earliest roles as a member of a gang of hippies who…

Karate Kill

UK PREMIERE

When mysterious loner Kenji’s little sister goes missing in Los Angeles, whoever stands in his way of finding her will face the wrath of a never-seen-before lethal KARATE KILL! Just like his debut film, Gun…

Maniac

Our theme this year is New York’s 42nd Street, and nothing is more symbolic of the city that never sleeps than this infamous exploitation masterpiece from 1980. Remade with Elijah Wood in 2012, this is…

New York Ripper

Quack quack quack! Finally, a serial killer who talks like a duck! Who’d have thought it? Well, Lucio Fulci of course! These days, as Fulci is being treated with reverence among critics and fans alike,…

Nicko and Joe's Bad Film Club

Comedians Nicko and Joe have seen a lot of crap over the years, and for some reason they keep coming back to show us more! This year, they’re coming back with another acerbic, patronising and…

Raw

Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet, and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. During the…

Sadako vs Kayako

Presented in association with Shudder UK

After reviving the evil spirits of Sadako and Kayako, two university students and a high school girl quickly realize the only way to outsmart these vengeful spirits hell-bent on haunting is to pit them head-to-head.…

Shivers

+ Q&A with Lynn Lowry

A luxurious new apartment block offers its wealthy residents an idyllic modern life in the most up to date and clinically gleaming way possible. Yet one of the building’s tenants, a medical doctor, has secretly…

Silent Shorts Vol III

With Live Piano Accompaniment by Paul Shallcross

Commisioned by Abertoir, this collection of silent horror shorts celebrates the inventive and imaginative in early cinema with a selection of rarely seen films on the lighter side of horror and, forming the programme's centrepiece,…

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden and his grown-up son Austin run a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff brings in an emergency case – an unknown female corpse nicknamed ‘Jane Doe’, found…

The Fly

Abertoir is never complete without an appearance from the festival’s official patron saint Vincent Price, and this year we’re proud to present the original version of this classic story, considerably different from Cronenberg’s well-known later…

The Fog

We all love John Carpenter here at Abertoir, and The Fog is perhaps one of his most sublime and brilliant films, always overshadowed by his other works, yet remaining one of his most substantial and…

The Inerasable

UK PREMIERE

Everything starts from a letter. One day, a novelist receives a letter from Ms. Kubo, a university student. She writes of strange noises she hears in her apartment. Ms. Kubo investigates the history of the…

The Love Witch

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells…

The Unseen

A man, who years earlier mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town, returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. Yet he’s hiding the fact that there…

The Void

In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a…

The Wailing

Out of his depth, local police officer Jong-goo investigates a spate of killings, as well as an outbreak of madness seemingly connected to the recent arrival of a mysterious Japanese man who resides in the…
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