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We’re so excited to reveal to you the first five films from the Abertoir 2021 programme! All five will be screening at the physical event in Aberystwyth this 2-7 November: three festival favourites, one exciting classic and one very special event. Read on for…
Take a journey through the cinematic tastes of the people behind the Abertoir programme! We thought it would be nice for you to get a better idea about the tastes and mores of the people behind the Abertoir programme! Click here to read notes…
Open your diaries and swipe forward to 2-7 November…Abertoir turns 16! We wish we could tell you more at this stage, but we don’t really know. Naturally we’d love to see you all in person again but until we can get a little bit…
2020 WinnersThank you for joining us for our first ever virtual Abertoir in 2020, and for successfully navigating a world of Eventive, Zoom Webinars, Discord and Twitch! It’s been our pleasure to see so many of you willing to give our remote 15th edition…
#Abertoir202028th October – 1st November, 2020 We recently announced that the 15th edition of Abertoir Horror Festival would be happening online. We’re now happy to reveal the dates for this year’s festival, and they’re a little different to usual…just like the first year of…
We've had a day to (barely) catch up on sleep but we're thrilled to say Abertoir 2019 has been a resounding success! We can't thank you all enough for joining us this week - audience and guests alike! - and making the six days…
The highlight of Abertoir 2019 was the incredible footage of Ron Shusett's exclusive introduction to Alien, speaking to us from the edges of space itself! With thanks to everyone who made this possible, and of course to Ron himself. We hope you enjoy this…
We know you've all been SO patient with us but we hope you'll soon see that we've been holding on to ensure we can put together the best line-up that we can for you for this year's festival. 16 brand new films - including…
Over a number of months earlier in the year, Abertoir has been receiving short films for our competition. The response was phenomenal, we had entries from all over the world but sadly there just wasn't enough room to show all of the excellent entries.…
31 Oct 2019

Poster 2019

The schedule is imminent, however in the meantime we're thrilled to reveal our 2019 poster by the wonderful artist Pete Stevenson!
We’re pleased to reveal the opening film of the festival, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, screening in digital 3D! A classic science fiction movie that holds up even today as one of the most iconic films from that era. Rarely screened in 3D, we…
We think we’ve kept you waiting long enough, so are you ready for not one, not two, but three #Abertoir2019 announcements?! 2019 marks 100 years since the birth of Donald Pleasence, an absolute giant of UK screen acting. We’ll be marking the occasion with…
We're pleased to reveal the dates for Abertoir 2019 - the festival will be taking place 19-24th November, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre as usual! We'll look forward to seeing you...and remember, in Aberystwyth, no one can hear you scream...
We think it’s fair to say that Abertoir 2018 proved to be one of the biggest and best yet – and we’re still recovering! But it’s about time we wrapped things up on the year with the festival’s winners. Keep an eye out soon…
Can't wait for the full festival? To whet your appetite, we're joining forces with Fractured Visions to present a special Cardiff all-day event! A meagure £25 will get you six films at the lovely Tramshed cinema, and we have a terrific lineup of some…
13 Oct 2018

One Month To Go!

With just one month to go until we kick off Abertoir 2018, and as we work hard to finalise our amazing line-up for films, we thought we’d mark the day with a few more teases of what we’ve got in store this year! We’re…
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