Horror Festival
of Wales

14 – 17 November 2024

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Tue 14 Nov 17:00

A sonic perofrmance experience – every 30 minutes – Tues to Fri: 5.30pm-8.30pm. Sat/Sun: 1pm – 8.30pm.

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Classifying The Horror Film Presentation

Wed 15 Nov 17:30

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.

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David Gregory…Exploited

Wed 15 Nov 19:15

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.

Abertoir Pub Quiz

Wed 15 Nov 22:15

Gaz returns with this year’s trivia bonanza.

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Sing-along-a-Wicker man

Thu 16 Nov 19:20

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.

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Thu 16 Nov 21:05

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.

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Nicko & Joe’s Bad Film Club

Fri 17 Nov 21:00

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!

ROBIN INCE – An Uncanny Hour: Abertoir Special

Sat 18 Nov 17:00

Join Robin Ince and guests for a live recording of his podcast series An Uncanny Hour.

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Gary Sherman & Jeremy Dyson – A Top Secret PROJECT!

Sat 18 Nov 19:00

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!

Welsh Short Horror Double-Bill + Q&A

Sun 19 Nov 14:00

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.

Blood, Toili, Tears and Sweat: Death Customs and Morbid Folk Beliefs in Wales Presentation

Sun 19 Nov 15:15

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. 

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ROBIN INCE – Bibliomaniac: Horror Special

Sun 19 Nov 19:30

Robin Ince loves books. Since 2021, he’s toured hundreds of bookshops across the UK, exploring his life-long obsession.