Full schedule released for Abertoir Horror Festival 2017

We hope Warped Perspective readers have been enjoying our coverage of Celluloid Screams 2017 (and there are still some more reviews to follow there), but the UK horror festival season is by no means over – and one of our favourites on the annual circuit, Abertoir Horror Festival, kicks off at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in three weeks time. The full festival programme has now been released, and as anticipated it’s a good mix of new and old, with a particular emphasis on Giallo in honour of the two Italian legends attending as joint guests of honour: Sergio Martino and Lamberto Bava.

Here, direct from the Abertoir site, is the full line-up for the five day event:

Tuesday 14th November

1715: Drinks Reception
1800: Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
2015: Sergio Martino in Conversation with Phillip Escott
2200: All the Colours of the Dark
0000: Meatball Machine Kodoku

Wednesday 15th November

1215: Vampire Clay UK PREMIERE
1400: All the Colours of the Giallo a presentation by Dr. Russ Hunter
1515: Blood and Black Lace
1715: Mon Mon Mon Monsters
2000: Tokyo Ghoul
2200: Pub Quiz
0030: Return to Return to Nuke ‘em High (AKA Vol. 2)

Thursday 16th November

1300: The Bloodstained Shadow
1530: Spaghetti and Splatter a presentation by Gavin Baddeley
1700: The Sleep Curse
1930: Better Watch Out
2130: Housewife + Q&A TBC
0000: What the Waters Left Behind UK PREMIERE

Friday 17th November

1230: Tales of Terror
1430: Peter Lorre: The Master of Menance a presentation by Dr. Sarah Thomas
1545: The Mimic
1800: Canaries + Q&A
2030: Offsite Screening: Opera & Demons at the Ceredigion Museum

Saturday 18th November

1145: Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse
1345: The Endless
1600: Nicko and Joe’s Bad Film Club
1830: A Blade in the Dark
2045: Lamberto Bava in Conversation with Stephen Thrower
2200: Five Dolls for an August Moon
2330: The Giallo Lounge with sounds by DJ Dellamorte

Sunday 19th November

1200: The Housemaid
1415: Short Films Competition
1645: The Lodgers UK PREMIERE + Q&A TBC
1915: Theatre Show: A Pandemonium of Poe live theatre show
2130: Top Knot Detective + closing ceremony

Screening in Sunday’s Short Films Competition:

A Father’s Day (Mat Johns, UK 2016, 10 mins); Devil Town (Nick Barrett, UK 2016, 15 mins); Event Horizon (Joséfa Celestin, France/Scotland 2017, 11 mins); Flow (Shelagh Rowan-Legg, UK 2017, 6 mins); Holy Fuck (Chris Chalklen, UK 2017, 9 mins); L’ora del buio (Domenico de Feudis, Italy 2017, 11 mins); Mab (Katie Bonham, UK 2017, 15 mins); Roake (Joan Cobos, UK/Spain 2017, 11 mins); Twinky Doo’s Magic World (Alessandro Izzo, Italy 2017, 11 mins); and We Summoned a Demon (Chris McInroy, USA 2017, 6 mins).

Abertoir festival passes and individual tickets can be ordered in person from the Aberystwyth Arts Centre box office, or by calling 01970 623232.