Film Horror in Aberystwyth
The Wales National Horror Festival kicks off in November in the fabulous seaside town of Aberystwyth
Films, guest appearances, theatre plays, music concerts, bar promotions, book events, talks, filmmaking masterclasses, prize giveaways and of course... horror!
Opening the festival will be an ultra rare screening of The Keep, the cult 80’s movie starring Ian McKellen about a Nazi archaeological excavation that unearths a terrifying evil. Filmed in Wales at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llanberis, this film is still not available on DVD and shouldn’t be missed in its original 35mm glory!
Fans of silent cinema need not despair! Our favourite silent film pianist is back with a live performance to the classic movie Nosferatu, complete with piano, 35mm print and more enthusiasm than is humanly possible!
For the short films, they have scoured the globe putting together an excellent selection of short films that will all be competing for a massive £1000 prize!
And what Welsh horror festival is complete without a look at that classic film An American Werewolf in London, which does for holidaymaking in the Brecon Beacons what the Black Death did for the UK’s tourist trade. The wolf-themed evening will also feature "Beware the Moon", a movie-length documentary about the film, and writer Gavin Baddeley (a priest in the Church of Satan) presenting an enjoyable discussion on "Werewolf Hunting for Fun and Profit".
We could list all the movies are showing, but that would spoil the surprises! For now, we will let on that we are also showing the excellent Australian horror "Fragment", Doug Bradley's newest film "Umbrage", crazy Japanese splatter "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl", Takeshi Miike's latest "Detective Story", Vincent Price returns to our screens with a brand new high definition digital print of "The Pit and the Pendulum" and what festival is complete without a very special "Mystery Grindhouse!"
Passes for the five days will be £40, which includes absolutely everything the lineup.
The festival runs from 4th - 8th November, more details are available at the website www.abertoir.co.uk