Our ninth Abertoir is definitely our most exciting yet! Six days of films, talks, Q&As, music and theatre awaits you, at Wales’ national horror festival! This year, we’ll be paying tribute in our own unique style to the 1980s to commemorate the 30th anniversary of video nasties. As we shamelessly embrace the 80s, here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store... Festival pass £58 for six days! www.abertoir.co.uk
Known to most people as Greg Preston in the BBC TV series Survivors, Ian McCulloch is adored by horror fans for his leading roles in Zombie Flesh Eaters, Contamination and Zombie Holocaust! Ian will entertain with his brilliant anecdotes throughout his welltravelled career. He’ll also be taking part in a Q&A with second guest of honour, the fabulous Italian director Luigi Cozzi.
OPENING / CLOSING FILMS
We’ll be opening the festival in style with a very special 3D screening of Vincent Price’s renowned classic House of Wax. Throughout the six days, we’ll be hosting a wide range of pre-release films and old-school favourites before closing with the riotous crowd-pleaser Dead Snow 2.
Professor Martin Barker, one of the highest profile defenders of video nasties, will be giving an exclusive presentation all about his role fighting the government, the media and Mary Whitehouse herself. He’ll be looking at how it all came about, exposing the lies and fabrications, and sharing with us this whole sorry affair from his own personal experience. To complement this, Gavin Baddeley takes us on a thrilling tour through the most lurid examples of tawdry tabloid outrage and lynch mob censorship, while Dr Johnny Walker and Mark McKenna take a look takes a look at exactly why and how the video nasties phenomenon have shaped popular culture today.
ALL ABOARD THE ABERTOIR EXPRESS!
Join us on a special trip on The Vale of Rheidol railway including an atmospheric Edwardian steam train journey, drinks, storytelling and a screening of the Peter Cushing / Christopher Lee classic HORROR EXPRESS on the platform itself!
After a 30th anniversary screening of GREMLINS, we present an 80s inspired music night by DJ group The Leisure Hive that promises to mash-up, mix and remix classic horror themes and the kind of proven floor-fillers that you might expect to hear in a 1984 disco, with a full size dance floor! 80s fancy dress strongly encouraged!
HP LOVECRAFT’S: THE TEMPLE
A claustrophobic and atmospheric adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s undersea tale of possession and madness, devised and performed by actor Michael Sabbaton.