It’s Halloween folks and what better way to celebrate than with a look at next week’s Abertoir, the national horror festival of Wales. Taking place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on November 8-13th, it’s an epic celebration of the macabre, featuring not only a wide selection of new and classic horror films, but also special talks, plenty of shorts and some live music. What’s even more appealing is the fact that to enjoy these 6 blood-splattered days in full will only cost you a measly £55!! Or if you can’t handle that much horror all at once, you can purchase individual tickets for £5 per film or £10 for a couple of the more unique performances/talks. The big draw this year is an appearance from Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price, who is here to talk about her father in the year of what would be his 100th birthday.
As for the films, there are early screenings of a few big name movies, including Human Centipede II: Full Sequence, The Divide, The Thing (2011), The Wicker Tree and the UK premiere of The Perfect Host. There are plenty of retro screenings of some old classics too, including a handful of Vincent Price favourites of course such as House of Long Shadows, The Masque of Red Death and House of Usher. On top of this are showings (including some premieres) of a host of exciting new independent releases including a couple I caught at Celluloid Screams last week that I’d recommend seeing, Some Guy Who Kills People, Masks and Inbred.
Head over to their website at www.abertoir.co.uk now to get yourself tickets. I won’t be able to make it myself (work – boo!), but I’d love to hear the thoughts of anyone who can.