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Abertoir Film Festival Catches Giallo Fever



November might feel like a way off but here’s one event not to miss during the penultimate month of 2017.  Aberystwyth in Wales pays host to horror with the annual genre film festival, Abertoir.  Part of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation they known for their off-site cinema screenings as well as a multimedia approaches to horror storytelling through art exhibits and performances.  Running from November 14 – 19 they have just released their painted artwork, initial guests and short films in selection.  Take a look at the pussy grabbing poster below along with the full info.

“Our overall theme for the festival, which will this year celebrate the giallo – a subgenre long-loved by the festival. With that in mind, it is with great pleasure that we can reveal the festival’s two guests of honor this year – directors Lamberto Bava and Sergio Martino!

Opening the festival on Tuesday, November 14th is Sergio Martino’s stylish and sensual thriller, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key.  With its mesmerizing visuals and intricate plot, Your Vice is a definitive example of the classic Italian murder mystery, and a prominent entry in the career of our first guest.

Sergio Martino will join us afterward for an in-depth discussion about his incredible body of work, particularly his career as the man responsible for some of cinema’s most iconic gialli, including TorsoAll the Colours of the Dark and The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh.

Over the weekend we’ll also be joined by Lamberto Bava, son of the father of the giallo himself, Mario Bava, and filmmaker in his own right. Lamberto will join us in conversation with expert Stephen Thrower to celebrate the genre and the magnificent contribution both Bavas have given to Italian horror cinema – and of course, you’ll be seeing plenty of examples from both!”

A Father’s Day
(Mat Johns, UK 2016, 10 mins)
Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.

Devil Town
(Nick Barrett, UK 2016, 15 mins)
Patrick Creedle, one of London’s rudest letting agents, is told it’s the end of the world by a homeless street-preacher; Patrick is skeptical of course – but today he’s about to be shown the proof.

Event Horizon
(Joséfa Celestin, France/Scotland 2017, 11 mins)
Summer 1997, in a small village of Scotland where nothing ever happens and the days all resemble themselves, a strange cosmic event comes to disrupt Julianne’s boring everyday life.

(Shelagh Rowan-Legg, UK 2017, 6 mins)
On the battlefield, blood will flow….

Holy F__k
(Chris Chalklen, UK 2017, 9 mins)
A darkly erotic and comedic short film about a demon and an exorcist’s deadly sexual tangle towards release.

L’ora del buio
(Domenico de Feudis, Italy 2017, 11 mins)
A little girl is captive to a mysterious abductor. There is only one way to save herself: call for help.

(Katie Bonham, UK 2017, 15 mins)
A magical realism short that uncovers the sacrifices people make to take control of their lives and the evil that lurks in the darkness of desperation.

(Joan Cobos, UK/Spain 2017, 11 mins)
Roake is a prolific yet abrasive photographer. One picture by him will catapult you to the top of the ‘A’ list, but at a terrible cost.

Twinky Doo’s Magic World
(Alessandro Izzo, Italy 2017, 11 mins)
Four robbers take refuge in a warehouse after a heist gone bad at Twinky Doo’s Magic World, a theme park for families. The police have surrounded the place, but the real threat is not outside.

We Summoned a Demon
(Chris McInroy, USA 2017, 6 mins)
They just wanted to be cool but instead, they got a demon.

Art by Pete Stevenson.


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