When: 13th – 18th November 2018
Where: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ceredigion, Wales
£: A limited number of festival passes are still available at £60, as well as individual tickets for all films and events. Tickets and passes can be purchased from the Aberystwyth Arts Centre box office in person or over the phone on 01970 623232
What is it?
Abertoir Horror Festival returns for its 13th year at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Tuesday 13th to Sunday 18th November, with UK premieres, pre-releases, masterclasses and special guests.
To mark the festival’s 13th year, this year’s theme is the slasher movie, and the guest of honour is famed American film director and producer Sean S. Cunningham, best-known for pioneering slasher Friday the 13th. As well as screening his films, Cunningham will take part in an in-depth interview with author Stephen Thrower, and host a filmmaking masterclass at the festival.
In addition to the programme of classic slasher movies, the festival features a programme of Welsh premieres and pre-release films, including the latest film from critically-acclaimed British director Peter Strickland, In Fabric, which stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Hayley Squires; and blockbuster satire Assassination Nation, which stars Bella Thorne and Suki Waterhouse. UK premieres include eerie Japanese chiller Occult Bolshevism, from the writer of The Ring; Brazilian black magic gore-fest The Black Forest; and modern-day slasher Party Hard, Die Young.
As well as the line-up of films, the festival includes numerous presentations from film experts, including former Scala cinema programmer Jane Giles, who will be recounting the history of the cult venue, following the release of her book Scala Forever (FAB Press). The festival will feature a screening of the Vincent Price classic The Last Man on Earth with live soundtrack from electronic duo Animat, and host the world premiere of Silent Shorts Vol. IV, the festival’s on-going collaboration with silent film pianist Paul Shallcross. Rounding off the festival will be Rob Kemp’s award-winning performance The Elvis Dead, a tribute to cult horror comedy Evil Dead 2, interpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.
More info: www.abertoir.co.uk