Horror Festival
of Wales

14 – 17 November 2024

News Abertoir 2022 – time to get back into the crypt…!

Abertoir 2022 – time to get back into the crypt…!

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That’s it for another year of Abertoir! Just before we all crawl back into our crypts and coffins, we’re delighted to share the favourite films of the festival, as voted by our audience. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in person and online and for all your enthusiasm for our programme.


We’re delighted to reveal that the winner of the Méliès d’argent for Best European Short Film and the Abertoir Short Film Prize is MEMENTO MORI, directed by Paul O’Flanagan.

Here’s the top 5:

1st Memento Mori
2nd VRDLK: Family of Vurdulak
3rd The Tenant
4th The Light
5th Creator


We had some very close scores among the new features in the programme, here’s the final top 5 favourites:

1st The Menu
2nd The Harbinger
3rd The Elderly
4th The Offering
5th Evil Eye


Finally, here are the top 5 favourite classics from this year’s festival:

1st I Walked With A Zombie
2nd Nosferatu
3rd Voyage of the Rock Aliens
4th Blacula
5th Dracula AD 1972

And once again, congratulations to all the filmmakers who had their films shown, and thanks for all of you who took part!

You can also see the video of our closing announcements from the virtual side of Abertoir….

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