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Welcome to Abertoir 2009! A massive selection of films, events, guests and alcoholic drinks await everyone at the fourth Abertoir Horror Festival, the National Horror Festival of Wales! We have grown incredibly since our humble beginnings, and owe it all to the continued enthusiastic support of every one of you! In addition, the Film Agency for Wales have been tremendous in supporting Abertoir, and it is because of their generous help that we are able to put on such a big festival and keep the ticket prices so small! This year, we tried to get less films to enable longer lunch breaks... but we failed miserably. We will therefore be issuing cable ties or colostomy bags to anyone who needs them. So thanks for coming, sit back, enjoy the festival, and have a bloody good time!

Gaz Bailey

Festival Organiser

Croeso i Abertoir 2009! Mae ‘na amrywiaeth anhygoel o ffilmiau, gweithgareddau, gwesteion a diodydd meddwol ar gael i bawb sy’n mynychu pedwaredd Wyl Arswyd Abertoir, Gwyl Arswyd Genedlaethol Cymru! Mae’r achlysur wedi cynyddu bob blwyddyn ers ei sefydlu, diolch i gefnogaeth frwdfrydig pob un ohonoch! Hefyd, mae Asiantaeth Ffilm Cymru wedi rhoi cefnogaeth wych i Abertoir, ac oherwydd eu cymorth hael nhw ‘rydym wedi medru ehangu’r gweithgareddau a chadw prisiau’r tocynnau i lawr! Eleni, buom yn ceisio cael llai o ffilmiau er mwyn cael toriadau hirach i ginio - ond methiant llwyr fu’r ymdrech! Gormod i wneud a dim digon o amser!! Felly diolch am ddod, ymlaciwch, a mwynhewch bob munud o’r Wyl!

Gaz Bailey

Trefnydd Abertoir

Wednesday 4 November Dydd Mercher 4 Tachwedd 5.00pm

7.15pm

9.45pm

12.00am

Festival Staff

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The Descent Part II plus Q&A

Detective Story

15 Adv

La Horde

Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd 12.30pm

2.00pm

5.00pm

The Bear’s Skin

15 Adv

Flick

plus Y Fargen

An American Werewolf in London

7.00pm

Werewolf Hunting for Fun and Profit Talk by Gavin Baddeley

8.15pm

10.40pm Gaz Bailey, Rhys Fowler, Rebekah Smith & Nia Edwards-Behi

The Keep

12.15am

Beware the Moon plus Q&A

Salvage

18 Adv

Mystery Grindhouse

18 Adv


Friday 6 November Dydd Gwener 6 Tachwedd 11.30am

2.30pm

4.45pm

7.00pm

9.00pm

10.30pm

A Day of Violence

18 Adv

plus The Pick Up

The Fallow Field plus Q&A

Resurrecting the Street Walker

11.00am

12.30pm 15 Adv

2.15pm 15 Adv

plus Q&A

The Farm

Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

15 Adv

plus introduction

The Tingler

9.00pm

Zombina Live Concert

2.00pm

4.30pm

7.30pm

10.30pm

12.15am

Carlsberg Short Film Competition Part 1

15 Adv

Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers & Hellraiser Umbrage

plus Q&A

15 Adv

Low-Budget Film Making Masterclass

with Herschell Gordon Lewis

Nosferatu

with Live Piano Accompaniment

Fragment 15 Adv

Horror and Laughter: A Night at the Grand-Guignol The Uh-Oh Show

18 Adv

plus Q&A and Closing Ceremony

Abertoir Festival Pass 18+ / T&C apply

Tocyn Gwyl Abertoir 18+ / T&A yn gymwys

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl

15 Adv

The Man in the Mask Talk by Doug Bradley

6.45pm

Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

Carlsberg Short Film Competition Part 2

4.30pm

11.00am

The Pit and the Pendulum

For just £40 you can watch over twenty films, spend an evening at the Grand Guignol, listen to Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers and collect a 10% bar discount. Call or visit the Box Office to get your Abertoir Festival Pass today. Am £40 gallwch wylio dros ugain o ffilmiau, treulio noson yn y Grand Guignol, gwrando ar Spinechillers Doug Bradley a manteisio ar ddisgownt o 10% yn y bar. Ffoniwch neu galwch heibio’r Swyddfa Docynnau heddiw i gael eich Tocyn ar gyfer holl weithgareddau’r Wyl.

18 Adv

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special Featureguests Films gwesteion arbennig

Herschell Gordon Lewis

Known as ‘The Godfather of Gore’, Herschell Gordon Lewis changed the face of horror films as we know them today. In 1963, spotting a gap in the market, Herschell created what is arguably the very first splatter film with Blood Feast. A remarkable success, it was obvious that blood is what the audience wanted, and blood is what the audience should get. He followed up his breakthrough film with other entries such as 2000 Maniacs, The Wizard of Gore, Color Me Blood Red and The Gore Gore Girls. No stranger to the Grindhouse and drive-in circuit, his films have even included the female biker movie (She-Devils on Wheels) and plenty of ‘nudie-cutie’ entries to keep many a cinema patron entertained. He’s also one of America’s leading direct-marketing consultants. Lecturing in mass communication and speaking at advertising conferences around the world, Herschell has written a large amount of books on the subject, and is highly sought after as a specialist in this field. Now, nearly 50 years after Blood Feast first disturbed and shocked cinema audiences for the first time, he is returning to the directors chair for The Uh-Oh Show, starring none other than previous Abertoir guest, Lloyd Kaufman. We are extremely honoured and delighted to be receiving Herschell Gordon Lewis as a guest at Abertoir this year, and hope that everyone enjoys the chance to meet this true legend of horror cinema. Yn cael ei alw’n The Godfather of Gore, newidiodd Herschell Gordon Lewis wyneb ffilmiau arswyd fel yr ydym yn eu hadnabod heddiw. Ym 1963, pan welodd fwlch yn y farchnad, creuodd Herschell y ffilm arswyd gyntaf o’i math sef Blood Feast. Bu hon yn llwyddiant ysgubol ac ‘roedd yn amlwg mai gweld rhagor o waed oedd dymuniad y gynulleidfa! Dilynodd ei ffilm arloesol gyntaf gyda rhai eraill megis 2000 Maniacs, The Wizard of Gore, Color Me Blood Red a The Gore Gore Girls. Mae’n gyfarwydd â’r cylch Grindhouse ac mae ei ffilmiau wedi cynnwys She-Devils on Wheels a llawer o rai cyffelyb i gadw mynychwyr y sinema’n ddifyr! Mae ef hefyd yn byw bywyd dwbl fel un o ymgynghorwyr marchnata mwyaf blaenllaw America. Mae wedi darlithio ar gyfathrebu a marchnata ledled y byd gan ysgrifennu nifer helaeth o lyfrau ar y pwnc a cheir llawer o alw am ei wasanaethau fel arbenigwr yn y maes hwn. ‘Nawr, bron 50 mlynedd ers i Blood Feast aflonyddu a rhoi ysgytwad i gynulleidfaoedd y sinema am y tro cyntaf, mae e’n dychwelyd at gadair y cyfarwyddwr ar gyfer The Uh-Oh Show, gyda chyn-westai Abertoir sef Lloyd Kaufman yn chwarae’r brif ran. Mae’n fraint mawr gennym groesawu Herschell Gordon Lewis fel gwestai yn ystod Abertoir eleni, a gobeithiwn fod pawb yn mwynhau’r cyfle i sgwrsio gydag un o wir enwogion y sinema arswyd.

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special guests

Gavin Baddeley

Gavin Baddeley is an ordained Reverend in the Church of Satan, and an experienced journalist who has worked for The Observer and Metal Hammer. He is the occult authority for the BBC and Channel 4, has addressed Cambridge University, and has been profiled in The Independent and The London Evening Standard. His books have provoked controversy and media attention, but he remains a popular figure among Goths, Satanists, and Pagans alike. Mae Gavin Baddeley yn Barchedig wedi’i ordeinio yn Eglwys Satan ac mae’n newyddiadurwr profiadol sydd wedi gweithio i’r Observer a Metal Hammer. Ef yw’r awdurdod ar yr ocwlt i’r BBC a Sianel 4; mae wedi annerch Prifysgol Caergrawnt a chyhoeddwyd ei broffil yn yr Independent a’r London Evening Standard. Mae ei lyfrau dadleuol wedi denu llawer o sylw yn y cyfryngau.

Doug Bradley

Actor Doug Bradley’s role as Pinhead in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser series has made him an iconic personality in the horror genre, recognisable all over the world. Forging a successful career in film and theatre, Doug will be live on stage at Abertoir to present his special talk on horror effects and present the latest addition to his Spinechillers series. Born in Liverpool in 1954, Doug Bradley was educated at Quarry Bank High School and Liverpool University. It was at school that he first met and worked with Clive Barker. Doug received no formal acting training but after leaving the University he began working in fringe theatre in Liverpool. After forming a theatre company and touring the UK, Holland and Belgium, Doug continued to work on the stage in London and provincial repertory theatre, appearing in a wide variety of roles and productions. In 1986, Barker invited Doug to play the chief of the mysterious Cenobites - now universally known as Pinhead - in the film Hellraiser. The film’s success led to the sequels Hellbound, Hell on Earth, and Bloodline. In 1988 he teamed up with Barker again, appearing as Lylesberg in Nightbreed. Titan Books published Doug’s first book, Sacred Monsters, in 1996. It compares his own experiences as Pinhead with those of other actors, and examines the cultural and dramatic history of the mask.

Inducted into Fangoria’s Hall of Fame in 1989, Doug is a regular guest at conventions in the UK and the US. He served as a member of the international juries at the Oporto and Brussels Film Festivals and in 1996 he accepted the Best Actor award at the Fantafestival in Rome for his performance in Hellraiser: Bloodline. Doug’s own company Renegade Arts Entertainment are currently starting up a line of visual audio books called ‘Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers’ more of which can be found in the Special Events section of our website. Bu rhan yr actor Doug Bradley fel Pinhead yng nghyfres Hellraiser Clive Barker yn ei wneud yn bersonoliaeth eiconig ym maes y ffilm arswyd, gan ei wneud yn adnabyddus trwy’r byd. Yn sgil ei yrfa llwyddiannus yn y byd ffilm a’r theatr, bydd Dough yn ymddangos yn fyw ar y llwyfan yn ystod Abertoir i gyflwyno ei anerchiad arbennig ar effeithiau arswyd ac ar yr ychwanegiad diweddaraf i’w gyfres Spinechillers. Ganwyd Doug Bradley yn Lerpwl ym 1954 a chafodd ei addysg yn Ysgol Uwchradd Quarry Bank a Phrifysgol Lerpwl. Bu’n cyfarfod ac yn gweithio gyda Clive Barker pan ‘roedd y ddau yn yr ysgol. Ni chafodd unrhyw hyfforddiant actio ffurfiol ond ar ôl ymadael â’r Brifysgol dechreuodd weithio yn y theatr ymylol yn Lerpwl. Ar ôl ffurfio cwmni theatr a thwrio’r DU, yr Iseldiroedd a Gwlad Belg, bu Doug yn gweithio ar y llwyfan yn Llundain a De Lloegr, gan ymddangos mewn amrediad helaeth o rolau a chynyrchiadau. Ym 1986, gwahoddwyd Doug gan Barker i chwarae rhan pennaeth y Cenobites dirgel - a adnabyddir bellach fel Pinhead - yn y ffilm Hellraiser. Arweiniodd llwyddiant y ffilm at nifer o ffilmiau eraill sef Hellbound, Hell on Earth, a Bloodline. Ym 1988 bu’n cydweithio gyda Barker eto, gan ymddangos fel Lylesberg yn Nightbreed. Cyhoeddwyd llyfr cyntaf Doug, Sacred Monsters, gan Lyfrau Titan ym 1996. Mae’r llyfr yn cymharu ei brofiadau ei hun fel Pinhead gyda phrofiadau actorion eraill mewn ffilmiau arswyd o Lon Chaney Senior i’r presennol ac mae’n archwilio hanes diwylliannol a dramatig y masg. Fe’i derbyniwyd i Fangoria’s Hall of Fame ym 1989 ac mae’n westai rheolaidd mewn confensiynau yn y DU a’r UD. Bu’n aelod o’r rheithgorau rhyngwladol yng Ngwyliau Ffilm Oporto a Brwsel ac ym 1996 derbyniodd y wobr am Actor Gorau yn y Fantafestival yn Rhufain am ei berfformiad yn Hellraiser: Bloodline. Mae cwmni Doug sef Renegade Arts Entertainment yn sefydlu ar hyn o bryd cyfres o lyfrau awdio gweledol dan y teitl Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers - gwelir rhagor o fanylion yn yr adran Digwyddiadau Arbennig ar ein gwefan.

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Werewolf Hunting for Fun and Profit Talk by Gavin Baddeley

Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

7.00pm

Author, journalist and occult expert Gavin Baddeley prefaces our orgy of lycanthropy with a brief discussion on everybody’s favourite full moon menace. From medieval trials to Hollywood myth, Gavin reveals the surest ways to keep the wolf from the door, and the telltale signs to watch out for that might tell you which of your fellow festival goers might be ‘on the turn’. Best keep the aconite handy... Bydd yr awdur, newyddiadurwr ac arbenigwr ar yr ocwlt Gavin Baddeley yn cyflwyno trafodaeth fer. Yn amrywio o dreialon canoloesol i chwedlau Hollywood, bydd Gavin yn datgelu’r ffyrdd mwyaf sicr o gadw’r blaidd o’r drws a’r hyn y dylech edrych allan amdano os nad ydych yn siwr am rai o’r bobl o’ch cwmpas yn ystod yr Wyl …!

Zombina & The Skeletones

Low Budget Film Making Masterclass

Workshop with Herschell Gordon Leiws

Friday 6 November 10.30pm Dydd Gwener 6 Tachwedd

Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

Zombina and the Skeletones have been wrenching 100% pure rock n’ roll genius from the very pits of their tortured, vampiric souls since 1998. As a live band they’re the bloodiest and funnest cult experience you can have short of sacrificing yourself to some goat headed deity in the woods on St. Swithens Night.

A very special treat for all fans of horror - legendary director Herschell Gordon Lewis will be giving us his unique two-hour presentation on the ins and outs of making low budget films. From the man whose movies changed the shape of horror films today, this will be an extremely rare and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the secrets of the trade from a true legend of cinema.

Mae Zombina and the Skeletones wedi bod yn chwarae roc a rôl 100% pur ers 1998. Fel band byw dyma’r profiad mwyaf fampiraidd, doniol a gwaedlyd y gallwch gael!

Free

7.30pm

Dyma wledd arbennig iawn i’r sawl sy’n mwynhau ffilmiau arswyd. Bydd y cyfarwyddwr adnabyddus Herschell Gordon Lewis yn cyflwyno ei anerchiad dwy-awr unigryw ar bob agwedd o greu ffilmiau ar gyllideb isel. Dyma gyfle prin iawn i wrando ar gyfrinachau’r grefft gan un o fawrion y maes sinema. £5

Free to Pass Holders Yn rhad ac am ddim i’r sawl sydd â Thocyn Gwyl

Carlsberg Short Film Competition Part 1 Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

11.00am

Part 2 Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

12.30pm

For months submissions have been hurling themselves around the world into the hands of the Abertoir organisers. Weird and wonderful films from as far as Australia and America have all been fighting for attention. We’ve managed to narrow the list down to the best of the best, which all deserve to win in their own right. Now, dear audience, it’s up to YOU to decide! Ers misoedd bellach mae pob math o geisiadau wedi bod yn cyrraedd trefnwyr Abertoir - mae ffilmiau o mor bell i ffwrdd ag Awstralia ac America wedi bod yn mynnu’n sylw! ‘Rydym wedi llwyddo i lunio rhestr fer o’r goreuon ac erbyn hyn mae i fyny i CHWI, annwyl gynulleidfa, i benderfynu!

Free

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Nosferatu

With Live Piano Accompaniment by Paul Shalcross

Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

2.15pm

The Man in the Mask Talk by Doug Bradley

Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

4.30pm

A classic of silent cinema, Nosferatu holds an extremely important place in the annuls of horror history as marking the earliest appearance of Bram Stoker’s creation, Dracula (albeit under a different name in order to evade copyright).

Doug Bradley graces the stage once more for his superb and comprehensive illustrated talk on the history of horror and fantasy make-up. A fun and interactive event that is a must for anyone with an interest in the genre.

We are delighted to welcome back pianist Paul Shallcross who will be providing a live musical score to accompany our screening.

Daw Doug Bradley i’r llwyfan unwaith eto i roi anerchiad cynhwysfawr ar hanes defnyddio colur mewn ffilmiau arswyd a ffantasi. Digwyddiad hwyliog a rhyngweithiol a fydd yn apelio at unrhyw un sydd â diddordeb yn y genre.

Un o glasuron y sinema fud, mae Nosferatu yn ffilm bwysig iawn yn hanes y ffilm arswyd gan iddi gynnwys ymddangosiad cyntaf creadigaeth Bram Stoker sef Dracula (er yn defnyddio enw gwahanol i osgoi hawlfraint).

£5

Free to Pass Holders Yn rhad ac am ddim i’r sawl sydd â Thocyn Gwyl

Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

2.00pm

We are delighted to be presenting the next instalment of Doug Bradley’s Spine Chillers series, with Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of murder and madness, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’. Showing with Hellraiser.

£5

The Grand-Guignol Laboratory presents

Horror and Laughter

A Night at the Grand-Guignol

Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

6.45pm

The Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris (1897-1962) achieved a legendary reputation as the ‘Theatre of Horror’, a venue displaying such explicit violence and blood-curdling terror that a resident doctor was employed to treat the numerous spectators who fainted each night. The Grand-Guignol specialised in one-act plays: every night at the Grand-Guignol featured a ‘hot and cold shower’ of terror plays interspersed with sex comedies performed by an ensemble of versatile performers and innovative special effects technicians. The result was an intense evening of theatre designed to terrify and titillate the spectator through a mixture of horror, laughter and the erotic. Horror and Laughter: A Night at the Grand-Guignol offers a rare and exciting opportunity to experience a recreation of this unique and influential theatre form and features three classic plays from the GrandGuignol repertoire.

Mae’n bleser gennym groesawu’n ôl y pianydd Paul Shallcross a fydd yn darparu sgôr gerddorol fyw i gydfynd â’r ffilm.

Free to Pass Holders Yn rhad ac am ddim i’r sawl sydd â Thocyn Gwyl

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Warning: this performance includes bloody violence, mutilation, surgery and scenes of a sexual nature.

‘Roedd y Théâtre du Grand-Guignol ym Mharis (1897-1962) yn ddrwg-enwog fel Theatr Arswyd lle ‘roedd natur erchyll y sioeau a ddangoswyd yn golygu bod rhaid cyflogi meddyg preswyl i ofalu am yr aelodau niferus o’r gynulleidfa a lewygodd bob nos! Bu’r Grand-Guignol yn arbenigo mewn dramâu un-act: perfformwyd dramâu arswyd a chomedi gan griw o actorion aml-dalentog yn defnyddio effeithiau arbennig dyfeisgar. Y canlyniad oedd noson ddwys o theatr a anelwyd at ddychryn a gogleisio’r gwyliwr trwy gymysgedd o arswyd, chwerthin a’r erotig. Dyma gyfle prin a chyffrous i brofi ail-greu’r ffurf theatr unigryw a dylanwadol hon. Nodweddir tair drama glasurol o gyfnod y Grand-Guignol. Rhybudd: mae’r perfformiad hwn yn cynnwys gwylltineb gwaedlyd, llurguniad, llawfeddygaeth a golygfeydd rhywiol.

£5

Free to Pass Holders Yn rhad ac am ddim i’r sawl sydd â Thocyn Gwyl

£10

Free to Pass Holders Yn rhad ac am ddim i’r sawl sydd â Thocyn Gwyl

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A-Z Feature Films

The

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you’ve never seen!

ADVENTURES OF A TWO MINUTE WEREWOLF – long forgotten 1985 ABC TV movie about Walt Cribbens, a young horror fan who suddenly turns into a Werewolf…no wonder it lasted under an hour!

By Tristan Thompson

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Bikers, Blood & Breasts – WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS (1971). Classic exploitation flick - a gang of redneck dirt-gang bikers take refuge in a Satanic cult temple only to be cursed with a lycanthropic curse turning the hairy bikers into hairier werewolves. Bloody biker mayhem ensues.

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CROSS OF THE 7 JEWELS – also know as WEREWOLF VS THE MAFIA - ultra obscure Italian 1987 Italian oddity – written & directed…and starring Marco Antonio Andolfi…the most sadistic and peculiar werewolf ever conceived this side of a full moon. Despite his hairy torso…his bottom half is half naked…watch out for the snapping teeth… and the flaccid penis!

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Neil Marshall’s 2002 debut movie DOG SOLDIERS, rampant Squaddies Vs Werewolves is as stylish as it is intense. Captain Ryan (Sean Pertwee) leads his team into the remote Scottish highlands where they encounter a pack of savage werewolves – luckily the good ol’ British bulldog spirit is never far away – “cam an ave a go if ya fink you’re ‘ard enuff!” The Eighties saw the Werewolf given a new leash of box-office life with AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, THE HOWLING, TEEN WOLF and SILVER BULLET…this was quickly muzzled out with FULL MOON HIGH, MY MOM’S A WEREWOLF and countless whimpering HOWLING sequels! Free Burial – US flea-pit audiences were promised a free burial to anyone who died of fright during FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR (1967) – the first in, what was to become, a long running series of woolly werewolf classics starring Spanish horror superstar Paul Naschy (Jacinto Molina) as Count Waldermar Daninsky. Also known as Mark of the Wolf Man and Night Creatures. GINGER SNAPS – well-received Canadian werewolf movie from 2000 has death-obsessed teenager Ginger Fitzgerald attacked by the Beast of Bailey Downs and then becoming a bit hairy… a clever metaphor for puberty…two lame sequels followed…franchise failure!

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Hammer Horror does Werewolf...in glorious colour…Terrence Fisher style! 1960’s classic CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF has 22 years old Oliver Reed sprouting hair and snarling…and that’s before the pubs open. Banned in Spain until 1976, original cut in the UK & US. I Married a Werewolf – UK title of 60’s trash classic WEREWOLF IN A GIRL’S DORMITORY – a hairy predator stalks the corridors of a corrective school for wild teenage girls. A promotional “Do-It Yourself Werewolf Kit” was handed out to lucky patrons! DR JEKYLL AND THE WEREWOLF – 1971 – Waldemar Danisky’s (Paul Naschy) sixth outing as the Hombre Lobo and his ongoing quest to cure this werewolf affliction. Approaches Dr Jekyll (Jack Taylor) for help produces monstrous results. Exteriors filmed in swing 70’s London. Kangaroo Werewolves – I kid you not! Philippe Mora’s THE MARSUPIALS HOWLING 3 (1987) also managed to cram in werewolf nuns, a transformation during a ballet dance and Barry Humphries (Dame Edna). Nicole Kidman was originally set to star… LA LUPA MANNARA – better well known as WEREWOLF WOMAN – the notorious 1976 Italian exploitationer from sleaze specialist Rino Di Silvestro. Buxom Annik Borel, spending most of the running time naked, having become possessed by a distant deceased werewolf ancestor discovers a long dormant lust for sex & blood…in excessive measures…. MAD MONSTER (1942) – filmed in 5 days, given a certificate X…then banned in the UK for the next 10 years. Mad scientist George Zucco attempts to create an army of werewolves to fight the Nazis… he’s booted out of the medical profession…and now has a long-standing career with the NHS. Nazi Werewolves – Although the controversial Tarantino & Rodriguez attempt on delivering an authentic ‘Grindhouse’ (Planet Terror & Death Proof) experience was hopelessly lost on contemporary cinema audience - guest director Rob Zombie was in his eccentric element in directing his 1 minute 40 second faux trailer WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS “A brilliant achievement in motion picture history!”…screams the over-excited narrator.


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ORGY OF THE DEAD – 1965 sleaze epic scripted by beloved B-movie buffoon Ed D Wood Jr has a talking Mummy & Wolf Man exchanging comedic intervals between an assortment of erotic dances by half naked ghoul women. “ARE YOU HETROSEXUAL?” screamed the ads. Filmed in gorgeous SexiColour! Political Animal, a werewolf in the White House… surely not – it happened in 1973 in THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON – a lame goofy horror comedy starring Dean Stockwell as a Presidential press aide – not horrific….not funny! CURSE OF THE QUEERWOLF (1987), forgotten 80s spoof that potentially borders of the offensive within these ultra-sensitive PC times. Homophobic knuckle-head Larry Smalbut gets bitten in the backside by girl and turns into a ‘Dickenthrope’ – taking on stereotypical gay characteristics. Only a silver dildo can release him from the curse. Cameo by Forrest J Ackerman.

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Teenage Tantrums – The unforgettably titled AIP shocker I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF (1957), filmed under the title Blood of the Werewolf earned over $2,000,000 in its first year. The iconic college-jacket clad teen-wolf reappeared the following year in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER & the 1990 TV adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942) – 20th Century Fox’s answer to Universal’s THE WOLF MAN – an hour long yawn about a lycanthropic family curse – “ When the stars are bright on a frosty night – beware thy bane on the rocky lane” – insomnia cured…. VENUS THE NINJA – (1983) Second in the Wolf Devil Women trilogy - series of Hong King films based upon a woman (Pearl Cheung) raised by wolves and gains supernatural powers and battles zombies, warlords, witches and…mushrooms Whodunit – “This is a detective story and you are the detectives, but the question is not who the murderer is…but who is the Werewolf” – Amicus’ 1974 THE BEAST MUST DIE gives viewers a chance to just that in their 15 second “Werewolf Break” leading up to the movie’s climax. X-Rated – WEREWOLF IN A WOMAN’S PRISON (2006) – soft-core smut and hardcore gore are chain-buddies in this Werewolf WIP indie effort (Women in Prison). Fun & stupid…drink Aftershock while watching… Yeti – in his eighth outing as Waledmar Daniski – Paul Naschy stumbles upon a similar hairy beast in the mountains of Tibet in THE WEREWOLF & THE YETI (1975) – cannibalism and a particularly nasty skinning scene bequeathed this title to “ye olde” Video Nasty list in the 80s. ZAAT – released as BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z in 19721 – alright…it’s not a werewolf movie but it does feature a mad scientist turning into a rampaging killer fish monster!

Red Riding Hood – often quoted as a werewolf fable – intelligent horror film fans can prepare their thesis on artistically surreal COMPANY OF THE WOLVES (1984) while the rest of us crack a beer open and have fun with 1987’s FREAKY FAIRY TALES – a goofy horror anthology featuring ‘Little Red Runninghood’…gore, rubber monsters, junkie werewolf and a psychotic Goldilocks included! SILVER BULLET – Stylish 1985 adaptation of Stephen King’s Berni Wrightson illustrated novella Cycle of the Werewolf – Gary Busey stars as Uncle Red…the hard drinking reluctant werewolf hunter!

Tristan Thompson is the author of THE ILSA CHRONICLES (a study of the ILSA SHE WOLF OF THE SS movies) & BLAZING MAGNUMS (a review guide to classic Italian Cop-Crime movies of the 70s). A regular writer for IS IT UNCUT (Midnight Media) & a contributor to the Sex Gore Mutants website. Tristan has been working with FAB Press on the UK festival circuit since 2003.

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The Keep

The Descent Part II

Detective Story

UK 1983, 96mins

UK 2009, HD, 93mins

Japan 2009, 99mins, Subtitled

Michael Mann

Jon Harris

Takashi Miike

Wednesday 4 November 5.00pm Dydd Mercher 4 Tachwedd

Wednesday 4 November 7.15pm Dydd Mercher 4 Tachwedd

Wednesday 4 November 9.45pm Dydd Mercher 4 Tachwedd

In a remote mountain pass deep inside Romania, a medieval keep is taken over by the Nazis in order to better control the area. However after disturbing some of the mysterious artefacts, the German army soon finds itself up against an even darker force.

The sequel to one of the most intense, unpredictable and thrilling horror films of the decade, “The Descent: Part II” picks up immediately after the events depicted in the first film.

Raita, a Japanese businessman, just moved into an apartment building where his nextdoor neighbour is another guy named Raita. But as a private detective, what that other Raita does couldn’t be more different from a humble businessman’s way of life. One night, in the beginning of a bizarre series of murders, one of the private detective’s clients is killed and has her liver removed. The next victim has her kidneys removed, and the third her lungs. The two Raitas follow the clues and meet an eccentric painter, whose paints are rumoured to be made with human blood and organs...

Michael Mann’s cult film stars Gabriel Byrne as the German commander sent in take control of the situation and Sir Ian McKellen as a Jewish professor forced into helping them. Featuring a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream, The Keep has gathered a cult reputation, yet still remains unavailable on DVD. Filmed in North Wales in Llanberis and Blaenau Ffestiniog, we are delighted to be opening our festival with this extremely rare original 35mm print. Mewn lle mynyddig anghysbell yn Rwmania, mae’r Natsiaid yn cymryd drosodd tŵr canoloesol er mwyn rheoli’r ardal yn well. Fodd bynnag ar ôl dod ar draws rhai o’r arteffactau dirgel sydd wedi eu cuddio yno mae’r Almaenwyr yn ffeindio eu hunain yn wynebu rhyw grym tywyll … Gabriel Byrne sy’n chwarae’r brif ran yn ffilm Michael Mann fel y swyddog sy’n cael ei anfon i gymryd rheolaeth o’r sefyllfa ac mae Syr Ian McKellen yn chwarae athro Iddewig sy’n cael ei orfodi i’w helpu. Wedi’i ffilmio yn Llanberis a Blaenau Ffestiniog, mae’n bleser gennym agor ein gŵyl gyda’r print 35mm gwreiddiol prin hwn.

Sarah (Shauna McDonald) emerges alone from a cave system following an expedition with her five friends in the Appalachian mountains. Distraught, injured and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Sceptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah’s psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines forces her back into the caves to help locate the rest of the group. Trapped by falling rocks, the rescue party are driven deep into the caverns, and as one by one the fate of the missing girls is revealed, Sarah is forced to confront her deepest fears. We are delighted to be screening this film in Wales a whole month before its official UK release. Yn ddilyniant i un o ffilmiau arswyd mwyaf dwys a chyffrous y degawd, mae The Descent 2 yn dilyn ymlaen yn syth o’r digwyddiadau a fynegwyd yn y ffilm gyntaf.

Mae Raita, dyn busnes Siapaneaidd, wedi symud i fewn i adeilad newydd lle mae’r dyn drws nesaf hefyd â’r un enw. Ond fel ditectif preifat, mae bywyd yr ail Raita yn gwbl wahanol. Un noson, ar ddechrau cyfres arswydus o lofruddiaethau, mae un o gleientiaid y ditectif yn cael ei lladd . Mae’r ddau Raita yn ceisio dod o hyd i’r llofrudd ac yn cyfarfod ag artist ecsentrig - ar ôl clywed si bod ei baent yn cael ei wneud allan o waed a darnau dynol …

Mae Sarah (Shauna McDonald) yn ffeindio’i hun yn dod allan o system o ogofeydd yn dilyn taith efo 5 o ffrindiau yn y mynyddoedd Appalachian. Mae hi ar ei phen ei hun, wedi’i brifo ac yn hanner gwyllt ar ôl ffeindio gwaed ei ffrindiau drosti i gyd … Ond nid yw’r siryf lleol yn cymryd ei stori o ddifrif ac mae e’n ei gorfodi i fynd yn ôl i’r ogofeydd i helpu dod o hyd i weddill y grŵp … Mae’n bleser gennym sgrinio’r ffilm hon yng Nghymru mis cyfan cyn iddi gael ei rhyddhau’n swyddogol yn y DU.. Followed by Q&A session with Jon Harris (Director) Gyda sesiwn C&A efo’r dilyn Jon Harris (Cyfarwyddwr)

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La Horde

Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher

France 2009, 97mins, Subtitled

The Bear’s Skin

Gilles Daubeuf

France 2008, 70mins, Subtitled

Wednesday 4 November 12.00am Dydd Mercher 4 Tachwedd

Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

France has produced some truly fantastic entries into the horror genre recently with films such as Martyrs, Inside and Frontieres. Now from executive producer Xavier Gens (Frontieres) comes another gut-wrenching and provocative film.

December 2001, a circus bear escapes from his cage and disappears in the mountain. At the same time, a trooper recruit, Arthur, accused of the murder of his friend, escapes capture into the forest. A raw and brutal allegory depicting a young man who breaks after being pushed to the limit.

On the outskirts of Paris, four corrupt cops go on a rampage to avenge the murder of one of their own by a group of ruthless gangsters, holed up in a condemned building. Once there, the officers’ personal vendetta turns into a nightmare when the building is invaded by bloodthirsty, cannibalistic creatures. Their world rapidly descends into chaos; the streets are filled with massive heaps of countless cadavers and the entire city is in flames. Alone and wounded, despite their mutual hatred, the gangsters and cops have no choice but join forces if they want to survive. They’ll have to make it down thirteen floors full of voracious creatures but the greatest threat lies elsewhere…

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Mae’n fis Rhagfyr 2001, ac mae arth yn y syrcas yn dianc allan o’i gawell ac yn diflannu ar y mynydd. Ar yr un pryd mae Arthur, sy’n filwr ifanc a gyhuddir o lofruddio’i ffrind, yn dianc i fewn i’r fforest. Alegori greulon a ffiaidd yn portreadu dyn ifanc sy’n torri ar ôl cael ei wthio i’r eithaf, a’r ffordd y gall awdurdodau ymddwyn yn gwbl anfaddeuol a digyfaddawd.

Mae Ffrainc wedi cynhyrchu nifer o ffilmiau arswyd ffantastig yn ddiweddar gan gynnwys ffilmiau fel Martyrs, Inside a Frontieres. ‘Nawr daw ffilm wych bryfoclyd arall oddi wrth y cynhyrchydd adnabyddus Xavier Gens (Frontieres). Ar gyrion Paris, mae pedwar o blismyn llwgr yn mynd ar ymgyrch i dalu’r pwyth yn ôl am lofruddiaeth un o’u cydweithwyr gan griw o ddihirod didostur sy’n cuddio mewn hen adeilad. Unwaith y maent yn cyrraedd yno mae ymgyrch personol y plismyn yn troi’n hunllef pan ymosodir ar yr adeilad gan greaduriaid erchyll, canibalaidd.

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Flick

David Howard

UK 2008, 90mins

with short film Y Fargen

Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

2.00pm

Back in 1960, when Rock n Roll was king, Teddy Boy Johnny wanted one thing, to dance with Sally, the girl of his dreams. But Johnny’s dream turns in to a nightmare when he finds himself at the centre of a murder on the dance floor. Fleeing the scene, his car ends up in a river, sending Johnny to a watery grave. 40 years on, he is woken from the dead, driving the streets at night looking for Sally and vowing to avenge his death. On his trail is one-armed American cop, Lt Annie McKenzie (Faye Dunaway), who will need to find his sweetheart before he does. Welsh-made horror/comedy that also stars Liz Smith and Hugh O’Conor. Yn ôl ym 1960, pan ‘roedd Roc a Rôl yn frenin, ‘roedd tedi boi Johnny eisiau un peth, sef i ddawnsio gyda Sally, merch ei freuddwydion. Ond mae breuddwyd Johnny’n troi’n hunllef pan mae’n ffeindio’i hun yng nghanol llofrudd ar y llawr dawns. Yn dianc o’r sefyllfa, mae ei gar yn disgyn i’r afon ac mae e’n boddi. 40 mlynedd yn ddiweddaraf, mae’n deffro o’r meirw ac mae’n gyrru o gwmpas y strydoedd yn y nos yn edrych am Sally. Ar ei ôl yw’r ditectif Americanaidd Annie McKenzie (Faye Dunaway), sy’n benderfynol o ffeindio ei gariad cyntaf. Ffilm arswyd/comedi a wnaethpwyd yng Nghymru gyda Liz Smith a Hugh O’Conor hefyd yn cymryd rhan.

Short Film: Y Fargen (James Nee, UK 2006, 9mins 20, Welsh with English subtitles) Grieving for his brother, Maredudd returns to the house where they spent many holidays together, where the supernatural collides with the psychological.

Mae eu byd yn gyflym yn troi’n llanast llwyr; mae’r strydoedd yn llawn cyrff ac mae’r ddinas gyfan yn mynd i fyny mewn fflamau. ‘Does gan y plismyn a’r dihirod dim dewis ond i uno â’i gilydd os ydynt am oroesi. Maent yn gorfod brwydro yn erbyn y creaturiaid arswydus ond nid dyna’r unig fygythiad ... Free to Pass Holders Yn rhad ac am ddim i’r sawl sydd â Thocyn Gwyl

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Beware the Moon: An American Werewolf in London Paul Davis

UK 2009, 98mins Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

8.15pm

Screening sponsored by Universal A brand new documentary retracing the making of this remarkable film, as told by those who made it nearly thirty years ago. Hosted by horror journalist Paul Davis, this extensive documentary uncovers the production of the film from its conception in 1969 to its release in 1981. Featuring brand new interviews with over twenty members of the original cast and crew (many of which have never spoken publicly about the movie before) and previously unseen photos, Beware The Moon promises to be the definitive chronicle on the making of An American Werewolf In London.

An American Werewolf in London John Landis

USA 1981, 97mins Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

5.00pm

Ffilm ddogfen newydd sbon yn edrych yn ôl ar wneuthuriad y ffilm arbennig hon, yng ngeiriau’r sawl a fu’n ei chynhyrchu bron deng mlynedd ar hugain yn ôl. Yn nodweddu cyfweliadau newydd gyda thros ugain aelod o’r cast a’r criw gwreiddiol (llawer ohonynt heb siarad yn gyhoeddus am y ffilm o’r blaen) a ffotograffau nas gwelwyd erioed o’r blaen, mae hon yn ffilm ddogfen unigryw a phwysig yn hanes y ffilm arswyd.

This classic horror/comedy tells the tale of two American youths David and Jack whose European adventure turns to terror after they are attacked by a werewolf. One of them is killed, but the other’s fate is worse than death as every full moon now seems to bring out the beast in him. Partly shot on location in the Brecon Beacons, we are delighted to be welcoming this film back to its old stomping grounds. Mae’r ffilm arswyd/comedi glasurol hon yn adrodd hanes dau Americanwr ifanc David a Jack. Mae eu hantur Ewropeaidd yn troi’n hunllef ar ôl i fleidd-ddyn ymosod arnynt. Mae un yn cael ei ladd ond mae tynged y llall yn waeth na dim gan fod pob lleuad llawn bellach yn dod â’r gwaethaf allan yn ei gymeriad. Wedi’i ffilmio’n rhannol ar Fannau Brycheiniog, mae’n bleser gennym groesawu’r ffilm hon yn ôl i Gymru. £5

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Salvage

Lawrence Gough

Mystery Grindhouse ?

UK 2009, 80mins

Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

10.40pm

When a shipping container washes ashore, its deadly cargo escapes to wreak havoc on a suburban neighbourhood. Is this a terrorist attack or something more sinister? As the military enforce a quarantine, a mother must overcome all the odds to save her estranged daughter. Pan mae llong yn cael ei dryllio, mae ei llwyth sinistr yn dianc ac yn creu llanast yn yr ardal leol. A yw hyn yn ymosodiad gan frawychwyr neu’n rhywbeth gwaeth? Wrth i’r fyddin geisio rheoli’r sefyllfa, mae mam yn brwydro i achub ei merch sydd wedi ymbellhau oddi wrthi.

A Day of Violence Darren Ward

UK 2009, 91mins

with short film The Pick Up

Thursday 5 November Dydd Iau 5 Tachwedd

12.15am

We bring you back once again to those glorious days of the grindhouse cinema; a time where movie screens were drenched in outrageous gore, outrageous sex, mindless action and bizarre comedy. This year’s mystery film is certainly one or two of these, and we encourage you to come prepared for an hour and half of WTF! Don’t miss it! ‘Rydym yn mynd â chi’n ôl unwaith eto i ddyddiau godidog sinema’r grindhouse: cyfnod pan ‘roedd ffilmiau’n llawn gwaed a rhyw a’r cwbl yn mynd dros ben llestri! Mae’n ffilm ddirgel eleni yn sicr yn adlewyrchiad cywir o’r cyfnod hwnnw felly byddwch yn barod am awr a hanner o adloniant llwyr! Peidiwch â’i methu!

Friday 6 November 11.30am Dydd Gwener 6 Tachwedd Mitchell Parker lies dead on a morgue slab. In life, Mitchell served the low ranks of debt collectors, surrounded by all of the filth and scum that the world has to offer. He thought his luck was in when he stumbled across £100,000 cash hidden in the flat of one of his clients – a deadly mistake which will cost him his life. John Morghen (aka Giovanni Lombardo Radice) makes an appearance in this incredibly gory independent British feature, influenced by the Italian and British crime thrillers of the 1970s. Mae Mitchell Parker yn gorwedd yn farw yn y corffdy. Nid oedd ei fywyd yn un hapus a meddyliodd fod pethau’n gwella pan ddaeth ar draws £100,000 wedi’i guddio mewn fflat un o’i gwsmeriaid - ond yn anffodus, arweiniodd hyn at ei farwolaeth. Mae John Morghen (a adnabyddir hefyd fel Giovanni Lombardo Radice) yn ymddangos yn y ffilm hynod waedlyd hon a wnaethpwyd ym Mhrydain ac a ddylanwadwyd gan ffilmiau ias a chyffro yr Eidal a Phrydain yn y 1970au.

Short Film: The Pick Up (John Carchietta, Carl Morano, USA 2009, 26mins) Picking up a hooker can be dangerous business, and when a man decides to spend the night with a girl, the creepy motel turns out to be the least of his worries…. Mae cyfarfod â phutain yn gallu bod yn fusnes peryglus, a phan mae dyn yn penderfynu treulio’r nos efo merch mae hi’n mynd ag ef i westy anniben lle mae pethau’n mynd o ddrwg i waeth … £5

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The Fallow Field

Resurrecting the Street Walker

The Farm

Leigh Dovey

UK 2009, 94mins

UK 2009, 80mins

Daire McNab

Ireland 2009, 94mins

Friday 6 November 2.30pm Dydd Gwener 6 Tachwedd

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Friday 6 November 7.00pm Dydd Gwener 6 Tachwedd

Memento meets Wolf Creek set against the backdrop of the English countryside. Matt Sadler suffers from loss of memory and retraces his footsteps back to a farm deep in the countryside. There he meets Calham, a farmer, and after piecing together the reasons behind his memory loss, descends into a nightmare world of abduction and slaughter.

“Resurrecting the Street Walker” is a faux documentary following James Parker, an ambitious wannabe film-maker who happens upon an abandoned horror film in the vaults of the London production company for whom he is working. The discovery of this unfinished “video nasty” sparks an escalating chain of more and more shocking events...

The Farm is a micro-budget horror film set in Ireland, and inspired by 1970s horror films, as well as the Dogme movement. It tells the story of a young couple on the run from drug dealing gangsters, who discover that danger can lurk in even the most unexpected of places.

Mae Memento yn cyfarfod â Wolf Creek yn erbyn cefndir y Lloegr wledig. Mae Matt Sadler yn colli’i gof ac mae’n ceisio ailfyw’r gorffennol trwy fynd yn ôl i fferm anghysbell yng nghefn gwlad. Yno mae’n cyfarfod â Calham, sy’n ffermwr, ac ar ôl ystyried y rhesymau am ei broblemau cof, mae’n disgyn i fyd hunllefus o herwgipio a llofruddiaeth.

Mae’r ffilm hon yn adrodd hanes James Parker, gwneuthurwr ffilm uchelgeisiol, sy’n digwydd dod ar draws hen ffilm arswyd ar safle’r cwmni cynhyrchu yn Llundain lle mae’n gweithio. Mae’r ffaith iddo ddarganfod y ffilm frawychus hon, sydd heb ei chwblhau, yn arwain at gyfres o ddigwyddiadau mwy a mwy erchyll …

Followed by Q&A session with Leigh Povey (Writer/ Director), Colin Arnold (Producer/Editor), Steve Garry (Lead: Matt Saddler), Michael Dacre (Lead: Calham), and crew Gyda sesiwn C&A efo’r cyfarwyddwr, cast a chriw yn dilyn

Followed by Q&A session with Ozgur Uyanik (Director) & Ian Prior (Producer) Gyda sesiwn C&A efo’r cyfarwyddwr a’r Ozgur Uyanik (Cynhyrchydd) yn Ian Prior (Dilyn)

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Ozgur Uyanik

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Dyma ffilm arswyd ar gyllideb isel wedi’i gosod yn Iwerddon ac a ysbrydolwyd gan ffilmiau arswyd y 1970au a’r mudiad Dogme. Mae’n dilyn hanes cwpwl ifanc sy’n dianc rhag dihirod sy’n delio mewn cyffuriau, ac sy’n ffeindio bod ‘na beryglon hyd yn oed yn y llefydd mwyaf annisgwyl. With introduction by director Daire McNab Gyda chyflwyniad gan y cyfarwyddwr Daire McNab

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The Tingler

Hellraiser

USA 1959, 82mins

UK 1987, HD, 93mins

William Castle

Clive Barker

Friday 6 November 9.00pm Dydd Gwener 6 Tachwedd

Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

Vincent Price hams it up as a scientist researching the effects of fear on the human body. He discovers the existence of a creature that attaches itself to the spinal chord every time people experience fear, ‘The Tingler’, that can only be stopped when the victim screams.

In a place between pleasure and pain, there is sensual experience beyond limits. And in a world between paradise and purgatory, there is a horror that feeds the souls of evil. Welcome to the singular vision of Clive Barker and his landmark horror opus, Hellraiser.

William Castle was the master of gimmicks, and The Tingler was no exception. Filmed in ‘Percepto’, the tagline of “Scream for your lives!” was the way audience members would interact with the film. The original release featured electrified or vibrating seats to literally shock the audience, and employed fake nurses outside the cinema in case anyone fainted during the show! In one scene, the lights go out on the screen and Vincent Price can be heard instructing the audience to scream. We actively encourage everyone to take part in the spirit of this film, and scream for your lives!

2.00pm

Umbrage

Drew Cullingham UK 2009, 90mins

Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

4.30pm

Doug Bradley gives a terrific performance in this brand new horror film as an antiques dealer with a mysterious mirror in his possession. What follows is a supernatural tale, in which unspeakable evil is released into the open… Mae Doug Bradley yn rhoi perfformiad gwych yn y ffilm arswyd newydd sbon hon fel deliwr mewn hynafolion sy’n berchen ar ddrych ddirgel. Gan ddod â’i deulu i ffarm wledig anghysbell, gosodir y llwyfan ar gyfer gwrthdaro rhwng y goruwchnaturiol a chriw o oroeswyr wrth i ryw rym erchyll gael ei ryddhau allan i’r agored …

Mewn lle rhwng pleser a phoen, ceir profiad nwydus y tu hwnt i ffiniau. Ac mewn byd rhwng paradwys ac uffern ceir arswyd sy’n bwydo eneidiau’r cythreulig. Croeso i weledigaeth eithriadol Clive Barker a’r ffilm arswyd a ddynododd garreg filltir yn hanes y genre.

Followed by Q&A session with Drew Cullingham (Director) and Doug Bradley (Cast) Gyda sesiwn C&A efo’r Drew Cullingham (cyfarwyddwr) yn Doug Bradley (Cast).

Mae Vincent Price yn chwarae rhan gwyddonydd sy’n archwilio i fewn i effeithiau ofn ar y corff dynol. Mae’n dod ar draws creadur, sef y Tingler, sy’n glynu wrth linyn y cefn bob tro mae’r person yn teimlo ofn, a’r unig ffordd i gael gwared ohono yw i sgrechian … ‘Roedd William Castle yn feistr ar gimics ac nid oedd The Tingler yn eithriad. Wedi’i ffilmio yn ‘Percepto’, ‘roedd y geiriau Scream for your lives! yn arwydd o’r ffordd yr oedd aelodau’r gynulleidfa yn ymateb i’r ffilm. ‘Roedd y ffilm wreiddiol yn nodweddu seddi trydan i roi sioc yn llythrennol i’r gynulleidfa a chafwyd nyrsus ffug ar ddyletswydd yn y sinema rhag ofn bod rhywun yn llewygu yn ystod y sioe! Ar un adeg mae’r goleuadau yn mynd allan ar y sgrîn a gellir clywed llais Vincent Price yn gorchymyn y gynulleidfa i sgrechian … ‘rydym yn annog pawb i gyfrannu at awyrgylch y ffilm ac i sgrechian am eich bywydau!

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Fragment

Andrew Miles

Australia 2009, HD, 90mins

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu

Japan 2009, 85mins

Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

10.30pm

After sustaining brain injury in the middle east, photographer Lloyd develops a tumour that is slowly killing him. Subsequently a startling discovery convinces him that by photographing a dead subject, he can bring it back to life. After discovering a hidden snuff film under the floorboards of his apartment, Lloyd slowly becomes obsessed and decides to photograph the dead girl on the screen, failing to see the killer’s reflection in the picture as well… A truly original tale of obsession, madness and terror. Yn dilyn damwain yn y dwyrain canol, mae’r ffotograffydd Lloyd yn datblygu tiwmor sy’n ei ladd yn raddol. Ond mae digwyddiad erchyll yn ei argyhoeddi ei fod yn medru, trwy ffotograffu rhywbeth marw, dod â’r peth hwnnw’n ôl yn fyw. Ar ôl darganfod ffilm o dan y llawr yn ei fflat, mae Lloyd yn datblygu obsesiwn ac yn penderfynu ffotograffu’r ferch farw ar y sgrîn … Stori hynod wreiddiol am obsesiwn, gwallgofrwydd ac arswyd.

Saturday 7 November Dydd Sadwrn 7 Tachwedd

12.15am

For those of you who remember last year’s fabulous excesses of Japanese splatter (Tokyo Gore Police and Machine Girl), you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve got some more! Fresh off the production line comes this heart-warming tale of love and jealousy between a high school boy and the two rival girls who want him to be their lover. Caught between the two, how will they fight for his affections? Did I say one was a vampire? And one stitched together from dead tissue? Maybe the sight of skin being ripped off screaming Japanese schoolgirls, arms stitched to heads being used as helicopter blades, and the nail biting tension of who will win the wrist-cutting competition will whet your appetite? A truly original, completely mad and absolutely over the top gorefest… not to be missed!

The Pit and the Pendulum Roger Corman

USA 1961, HD, 80mins Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

11.00am

A brand new digital remaster of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale. Vincent Price returns for the second of his Abertoir appearances. Price leads as a 16th century Spanish nobleman who slowly goes insane believing his unfaithful wife has been buried alive. With fabulous sets (a giant swinging axe) and the always impressive cinematography we have come to expect from Corman, this rare viewing is a real treat. Addasiad digidol newydd sbon o stori glasurol Edgar Allan Poe. Mae Vincent Price yn dychwelyd am ei ail ymddangosiad yn Abertoir yn chwarae rhan uchelwr Sbaenaidd yn yr unfed ganrif ar bymtheg sy’n raddol mynd yn wallgof gan gredu bod ei wraig anffyddlon wedi’i chladdu’n fyw. Gyda setiau anhygoel a’r sinematograffi gwych a ddisgwylir oddi wrth Corman, mae’r ffilm brin hon yn addo gwledd yn sicr.

I’r rhai ohonoch sy’n cofio’r ffilm Siapaneaidd eithafol Tokyo Gore Police and Machine Girl y llynedd, byddwch yn falch o wybod bod gennym fwy o’r un math o beth eleni! Dyma stori galonogol am serch a chenfigen rhwng bachgen ysgol a’r ddwy ferch sy’n ceisio denu ei sylw. Sut y byddant yn brwydro i’w ennill? A ddywedais fod un yn fampir? A’r llall wedi cael ei phwytho allan o groen farw? Mae beth sy’n dilyn yn gwbl wyllt a gwirion! Ffilm wreiddiol, wallgof … na ddylid ei methu!

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feature films

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

The Uh-Oh Show

Herschell Gordon Lewis USA 2009, HD, 90mins

Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

9.00pm

We round up this year’s festival with a very special screening indeed, the brand new film from the master of gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis. The story revolves around a gameshow in which those who win will find themselves living a life of luxury, yet those who don’t end up losing more than just a penalty point… Mae’r ŵyl eleni yn dod i ben gyda dangosiad arbennig iawn, sef y ffilm newydd sbon oddi wrth feistr y ffilm arswyd, Herschell Gordon Lewis. Mae’r stori yn seiliedig ar sioe gemau lle bydd y sawl sy’n ennill yn ffeindio eu hunain yn byw bywyd moethus tu hwnt tra bod y rhai sy’n colli yn dioddef llawer mwy na phwynt cosb …

Nosferatu

with live piano accompaniment FW Murnau

Germany 1922, 88mins, silent with live score Sunday 8 November Dydd Sul 8 Tachwedd

2.15pm

A classic of silent cinema, Nosferatu holds an extremely important place in the annuls of horror history as marking the earliest appearance of Bram Stoker’s creation, Dracula (albeit under a different name in order to evade copyright). We are delighted to welcome back pianist Paul Shallcross who will be providing a live musical score to accompany our screening. Mae’r ffilm arswyd/comedi glasurol hon yn adrodd hanes dau Americanwr ifanc David a Jack. Mae eu hantur Ewropeaidd yn troi’n hunllef ar ôl i fleidd-ddyn ymosod arnynt. Mae un yn cael ei ladd ond mae tynged y llall yn waeth na dim gan fod pob lleuad llawn bellach yn dod â’r gwaethaf allan yn ei gymeriad. Wedi’i ffilmio’n rhannol ar Fannau Brycheiniog, mae’n bleser gennym groesawu’r ffilm hon yn ôl i Gymru.

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independent films

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Make Your Own Damn Movie! Independent Film Selection

A Day of Violence

Independent film-making is crucial to the survival of the genre, and this strand of the festival is designed to highlight some of the fantastic talent and effort being invested in horror.

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We have been accepting submissions from independent filmmakers and are extremely pleased to be able to show the best ones to Abertoir festival goers. We have had so many submissions and all of them showed unique talent and dedication which we hugely respect. If there was space, we would have shown more, but the ones we have selected are an excellent representation of what is possible outside of the studio system. In this strand, we hope to be discovering new and upcoming filmmakers who have the potential to make a name for themselves in the horror industry. At last year’s screening at Abertoir, low-budget zombie movie Colin was picked up by a sales agent and became the talk of the Cannes Film Festival. It is discoveries like these that we hope to bring to audiences, and by screening what we have chosen here, we aim to encourage independent film-making and create the opportunity for the future stars of horror to be discovered. We dedicate “Make Your Own Damn Movie!” to Lloyd Kaufman, who saw our potential as an independent festival, and hope to keep up Lloyd’s tradition.

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The Fallow Field

The Farm

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Nasty Splurty Brains

Benjamin Oke

UK 2009, 4 mins

Captive

The Decayed

UK 2009, 2 mins

UK 2008, 9 mins

Australia 2009, 13 mins

Reel 4

Ice Cream Sunday

Karaoke Show

UK 2008, 3 mins

USA 2009, 17 mins

Germany 2007, 4 mins

Pop Art

Black Gultch

UK 2008, 15mins

USA 2003, 15mins

Anthony Hickson

Rob Nevitt

The Ugly File

Mark Steensland

USA 2009, 10mins

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Stalker from the Cornfield

Gus Alvarez

Victor Bonacore

Amanda Boyle

Andrew Miles

Karl Tebbe

Michael Strode


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Ant & Len

Circus Porcelina

UK 2009, 2 mins

Ireland 2009, 10 mins

UK 2008, 3 mins

The Sad Case

Brain Addiction - An Appeal

Wheelchair Werewolf

UK 2009, 12 mins

UK 2009, 8 mins

USA 2008, 2 mins

Welgunzer

Fun on Earth

USA 2009, 14 mins

USA 2008, 16 mins

UK/New Zealand 2008, 6 mins

Detour

Das Zimmer

The Insane

UK 2008, 12 mins

Germany 2009, 13 mins

UK 2006, 13 mins

Jon Marsh

Sam Rogers

Bradford Schmidt

K Akesh Tsakpo

Brian Bourke

Paul Scoble

Jesse Gordon

Gotz Newmann

Toy

David Bell

Joe Avella

Eel Girl

Paul Campion

Mark Cripps

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Brochure Design: Rhys Fowler for Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thanks... Diolch... No matter where you have come from, it would have been impossible without our fabulous audience and the support of the fans who came in previous years. Every one of you has made this festival grow, so from everyone here: thank you! In particular, we have received great support in the planning stage of this year’s Abertoir, so huge thanks to Frazer Lee and Joseph Alberti, Mikel Koven, Russ Hunter, Rebekah Smith, Alan Hewson, Alex Hobson, Rhys Thomas Fowler, Rachel Taylor, Louise Amery, Nerys Hughes, Justin Richards, Thom Leaman, Victor Bonacore, Harvey Fenton, Tristan Thompson, Nia Edwards-Behi, and the Arts Centre staff.


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