Abertoir 2022 passes are on sale NOW! You can book your pass by calling 01970 623232 or stopping by Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre in person.
Following on from the announcement of our collaboration with Bristol Black Horror Club on a day of blaxploitation horror, to whet your appetite some more for the festival, here’s a peek at what we’ve got in store for you!
Smart lo-fi horror story JETHICA explores isolation and obsession as a woman must help her long-lost friend to keep a stalker at bay. THE ELDERLY is a chilling film in which strange things are happening among the elders of a Spanish town on the hottest night of the year. Intense psychological chiller HYPOCHONDRIAC sees a young man’s mother re-appear in his life, opening old wounds and testing new relationships.
A genuinely remarkable film, WHAT IS BURIED MUST REMAIN is a unique found-footage film set in a ravaged Lebanon, as three young Syrians investigate the disappearance of a young boy. A co-production with The Manara Center, established by director Elias Matar to empower Syrian refugee youth and young adults through education and arts. CEREBRUM is a debut feature by Sébastien Blanc, in which a young man wakes from a coma and returns to a tense homestead with his scientist father, played by Abertoir favourite, Steve Oram. In L’INHUMAIN a disgraced surgeon returns to home to Anishiinabe territory for the first time since his youth, but in reconnecting with his past he can’t quite shake off his present.
As for more classics, we’re proud to present the first UK cinema screening of Synapse’s HD restoration of TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD, in honour of the notorious film – and one of Gaz’s favourites! – turning 50. We continue the vampiric theme we teased with celebrating 50 years of Blacula by celebrating 100 years of NOSFERATU, with Neil Brand returning to Abertoir to speak on the film and perform a live score. That’s not all we’ll have from the maestro this year either…so stay tuned for more! We’ll also be celebrating 100 years of Christopher Lee with film screenings, including DRACULA AD 1972, and an expert presentation from none other than renowned author Jonathan Rigby, authorised biographer of Christopher Lee himself!
There’s a lot more to come and we can’t wait to share it all with you! Keep an eye on our website and on social media over the coming weeks!