Sometimes they come back... We're glad to see that Abertoir, Wales' premier horror film festival, has returned for another year, and it's as full of scares and shivers as ever. Some of the freshest work in horror, attracting praise all round the world, is on offer here, plus there's a great selection of classic work, including a Peter Cushing retrospective.

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All Cheerleaders Die
All Cheerleaders Die
A gang of cheerleaders embark on a supernatural path of vengeance.
Painless
Painless
Gothic horror entwining the story in 1930s Catalonia of a group of children who cannot feel pain, with a man searching for his biological parents in the present day.
Madhouse
Madhouse
Trouble ensues when a former horror movie star, long incarcerated in a psychiatric institution, returns to the fray.
The Machine
The Machine
A cybernetics expert tries to create an android super-soldier.
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
Blood Glacier
Blood Glacier
Scientists investigate a glacier from which a mysterious toxic liquid is leaking.
Zombie Flesh Eaters
Zombie Flesh Eaters
A woman searching for her father stumbles on an island of the undead.
City Of The Living Dead
City Of The Living Dead
After a psychic has a disturbing vision, she and her reporter friend race to rescue the inhabitants of a town where a priest's suicide has released a terrible evil.
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
An early reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic in which an ambitious scientist gets more than he bargained for.
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