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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...!
Abertoir 2015 is done and dusted after a truly incredible six days! We're very proud to announce our winners! Our audience casts their votes throughout the festival and here are the films that came out on top: Best Feature (Classics) 1st: The Descent (Neil…