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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…
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…