This Halloween, the Abertoir Horror Festival returns to our screens with a bloodthirsty bunch of films and special events.
Abertoir usually takes place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales, but due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be happening online for 2020. But fear not – or should we say fear a lot – as the festival will still be bringing horror fans a full programme of films to scare and delight.
With a world premiere, three European premieres and four UK premieres, the programme will be showcasing a diverse range of films from the horror genre. And there will be a further 11 dedicated special events to enjoy, including some festival exclusives.
Film premieres to watch
Tales of the Uncanny will be receiving its world premiere at the festival on Halloween. The documentary, which has been produced during lockdown, takes a look at the history of anthology horror film.
The festival’s European premieres will include intense Canadian drama Bleed With Me, gothic Indian chiller Kriya, and Brazilian bloodbath The Cemetery of Lost Souls.
UK premieres at the festival will include sci-fi horror Come True, Argentinian political thriller History of the Occult, and a documentary portrait of Australian artist and occultist Rosaleen Norton, The Witch of Kings Cross. Other screenings at this year’s Abertoir will include Natalie Erika James’ Relic, Brea Grant’s 12 Hour Shift and John Hsu’s award-winning Detention.
Abertoir special events
Special events at the festival will include an in-depth interview with one of the most prolific and influential American producers and directors of the modern age, Roger Corman.
Italian director Aldo Lado will also join the festival for a virtual Q&A. Lado will discuss his career following a screening of the 1972 giallo, Who Saw Her Die.
And finally, comedian and author Robin Ince will appear at the festival with a brand new show, The Robin Ince That Dripped Blood, which has been prepared exclusively for this year’s Abertoir.
Looking for more Halloween events? You’ll find them here!
When: 28th October – 1st November 2020
£: A festival pass costs £39. Individual tickets are also available
More info: www.abertoir2020.co.uk