A sonic perofrmance experience – every 30 minutes – Tues to Fri: 5.30pm-8.30pm. Sat/Sun: 1pm – 8.30pm.
In its 50th anniversary year we’re pleased to provide this chance to see one of the genre’s best on the big screen.
Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill.
Hellhound Rainer (Elina Löwensohn) roams through the abyss, narrating the six lives of Conan (Claire Duburcq, Christa Théret, Sandra Parfait, Agata Buzek, Nathalie Richard and Françoise Brion). Conan is perpetually put to death by her own future, through different eras, myths and ages; from childhood, as a slave to Sanja (Julia Riedler) and her barbarian […]
Part 1 of this year’s Short Film Competition screening.
12 year old Zaffan discovers a terrifying secret about her body.
A documentary that truly lifts the curtain on an incredible and fascinating exploitation sub-genre – Bruceploitation.
Classifying The Horror Film Presentation
In this presentation, David explains how the BBFC treats horror films through the rating system, including clips from films as well as the rationale behind the ratings awarded.
David Gregory talks to writer Tristan Thompson about his passion for horror and exploitation films, his industry beginnings, and provides a fascinating insight into the logistics and battles of creating a niche horror label for the UK in the 90s.
Strange visions plague the religiously devout and psychologically tormented residents of a convent.
Gaz returns with this year’s trivia bonanza.
The greatest line-up of heroes, villains and, er, Emanuelle, join forces to battle Bruce-Lee-But-Not-Really-Bruce-Lee.
Part 2 of this year’s Short Film Competition screening.
It’s Coming Intl. Premiere
A Brooklyn wife and mother of 5 who’s been beset by supernatural entities since the age of 11, attempts to rid her house of malevolent spirits now afflicting her children.
Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways.
An anarchic, uproarious, and ultimately heart-breaking documentary telling the riotous inside story of London’s legendary Scala cinema, 1978-1993.
Your hosts, Dr. Bramwell and Eliza Skelton, will get things warmed up with a little live music, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul.
Blade (IN A NIGHTCLUB!) OFF-SITE
The infamous Abertoir off-site screening returns with a bang this year, as we celebrate our 18th in style at Aberystwyth’s iconic Pier Pressure nightclub with a 25th anniversary screening of Blade.
Criminal Fixer Cliff Van Aarle’s unique psychological condition gives him an edge in the criminal underworld.
Following a decades-long fascination with the horror genre, a married couple buys an abandoned duplex to use as a location for filming their low-budget scary movie.
For more than a decade, Cliff Twemlow was the UK’s most prolific indie filmmaker. In Manchester, he was – and remains – a legend.
Vice Squad + Q&A
Gary Sherman, the legend behind cult favourite Death Line, takes on the seedier side of life in this violent and brutal tale.
Abertoir regulars know what to expect by now – verbal abuse and a truly terrible film – and those of you who’ve never had the pleasure…well, brace yourselves!
Screening in honour of the film’s 50th anniversary, this is transgressive and challenging filmmaking and a late-night screening you’ll want to be awake for.
Mikoto, her colleagues, and hotel guests all begin to feel something strange.
The Vampire Lovers + Q&A
In 1970, the BBFC raised the age requirements for the ‘X’ certificate from 16 to 18, and The Vampire Lovers was the first Hammer Horror to embrace the possibilities.
A disgraced journalist tries to salvage her career by turning to investigative podcasting.
Join Robin Ince and guests for a live recording of his podcast series An Uncanny Hour.
We’re thrilled to welcome Gary Sherman and Jeremy Dyson to the stage to present a first taste of a brand new project – a world exclusive for Abertoir!
Kelly-Anne wakes up every morning by the courthouse to secure a seat at the high-profile trial of serial killer Ludovic Chevalier.
A video nasty, the film was only passed uncut by the BBFC last year, and is not for the faint hearted.
Verden Fell is convinced his deceased wife Ligeia is haunting him and his ill-advised second marriage to a woman who resembles her.
Journalist Frazer Truick investigates the mysterious death a trainee’s brother, convinced that the tragedy was murder, committed by a bizarre religious cult.
We’re pleased to have the chance to screen two short films, The Wyrm of Bwlch Pen Barras and The Sin-Eater, out-of-competition, celebrating upcoming Welsh horror.
From sin-eating to spectral hell hounds, join Dr Delyth Badder as she takes us on a dark tour through Wales’s folkloric relationship with death.
The Moor + Q&A
Claire is approached by the father of her murdered childhood friend to help investigate the haunted moor he believes to be his son’s final resting place.
Robin Ince loves books. Since 2021, he’s toured hundreds of bookshops across the UK, exploring his life-long obsession.
Raging Grace + Q&A
Joy is an undocumented Filipina immigrant who is struggling to do the best she can for her daughter, Grace when she secures the perfect job: taking care of an extremely wealthy but terminal old man.