Abertoir is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, a big occasion for a festival that started out very small indeed. It's always punched above its weight with the quality of film content and guests it's brought in, and this year is no different, with a veritable feast of fright for fans to look forward to. There's a retrospective looking at Vincent Price's Anglophile work, some great new Japanese content and, alongside the films, episodes of TV series Attack On Titan and Danger 5. Guests of honour include Victoria Price (daughter of the great Vincent), composer Fabio Frizzi, actor/director Steve Oram and playwright Robert Lloyd Parry.

The festival runs from November 10 to 15.

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They Look Like People
They Look Like People
A man staying with a friend he hasn't seen for years receives a call, in the wee small hours, telling him to prepare for war, leave the city and beware of infection. Should he protect his friend from the impending apocalypse, or from himself?
Francesca
Francesca
Is a series of grisly murders connected to the death of a young girl 15 years ago?
Bone Tomahawk
Bone Tomahawk
Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
The Witch
The Witch
A family of New England settlers find their faith tested when their son disappears... possibly snatched by something evil in the woods.
Aaaaaaaah!
Aaaaaaaah!
Alpha Male Smith and his Beta, Keith, move to take over a local community. They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the tribe. Are we not men?
Tales Of Halloween
Tales Of Halloween
An anthology of short horror tales set in a sleepy American suburb one Halloween night.
Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Rasputin: The Mad Monk
A wayward biopic of one of history's most astonishing and controversial figures.
The Descent
The Descent
Six girls on a caving expedition find they are not alone in the dark.

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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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