Saturday, 4 October 2008


Ok, this isn't an October event but The Abertoir Horror Festival is well worth publicising. From 12th-16th November,the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales will play host to a rather special film fest. Here, over 20 films will be screened, with book signings, music, theatre and special guests joining forces over 5 frantic days.

HELLRAISER fans will want to look out for a special evening with Doug Bradley, who will present 'An Evening With Death'; a journey through horror, using classic works from HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Fans of Goblin will want to attend the concert from Daemonia, with Claudio Simonetti including some of his most famous scores. Just to put you in the mood, there will be a 35mm presentation of SUSPIRIA beforehand. Some great news also for admirers of Gary Sherman's DEATH LINE, as Gary will be bringing a brand new 35mm print of his classic film, together with his latest film 39 for its European premiere. Also look out for HALLOWEEN, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, MACHINE GIRL, a mystery Grindhouse screening and much more!

The festival is in its third year, and looks set to be an out and out success. Click on the link for full details Sadly, we won't be able to attend but hope everyone has a great time.


  1. That sounds awesome. I always enjoyed those Hellraiser movies, especially the earlier ones. I hated that the last few didn't seem to show Pinhead that much. Doug Bradley always did a fantastic job. I like him a lot, so this would be really cool.

  2. Like you, I'm a fan of those earlier Hellraiser films, and Doug's stint in Wales will likely be one of the highlights. Would have been nice to see Halloween again on the big screen, and Death Line will be especially well received,I think.

  3. That's quite a line-up...I wish I was in the area. Would love to see any of those.

  4. Halloween is coming and I am in a horror mood now.

  5. I love the mix of the old and the new, Jeremy. The Halloween print is acknowledged as being a bit ropey but would be nice to see it again large.
    I'm really getting into the Halloween spirit, Robert.No such thing as too many horror films this time of year.