Abertoir: Bangor 2017

We're absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with the cinema at Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor for our first ever Abertoir: Bangor event! Taking place on Friday, October 13th (when else?), we're bringing a double-bill of classic European chills, including a taster of our main event's giallo theme.

Tickets cost just £7.50 for both films, and can be bought from Pontio online or on 01248 382828. Anyone buying a ticket for this event at Pontio will be entered into a prize draw to win a full Abertoir pass!

The evening will start at 8pm - read on for the line-up and more details!


The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

(Dario Argento, Italy 1970, 101 minutes)

A down-on-his-luck writer is witness to an attempted murder. When other dead bodies start appearing, he becomes obsessed with helping the police solve the case.

As the main theme for this year's Abertoir Horror Festival is the giallo, Pontio will be sharing this love for Italian cinema as we show one of the greatest, Dario Argento's searing debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. A blue print for countless films that would follow, we'll be screening Arrow Video's gorgeous 2017 restoration for what's sure to be a big screen treat.

The film will be introduced by Argento expert and Abertoir co-director Dr. Nia Edwards-Behi.


(Andrej Zulawski, France/Germany 1981, 124 mins)

A spy, Mark (Sam Neill), returns home from a mission to find that his wife, Anna (Isabelle Adjani) wants a divorce. Reluctantly complying, Mark becomes obsessed with Anna, only to find that his emotional turmoil might be the least of his worries.

The second half of our special sick double bill is Pontio's choice – Possession, Polish film genius Andrej Zulawski's impossibly weird and horrifying tale of love gone sour from 1981 starring Sam Neil and an astonishing Isabelle Adjani. If you know nothing about this cult horror masterpiece – keep it that way – the less you know beforehand the better! Come to the cinema prepared for a head trip unlike any other as monstrous goings and an ace synthesizer heavy soundtrack shred the nerves under the shadow of an ominous Berlin Wall.