**Warning: Contains Spoilers** For nine consecutive years, February has marked, Women in Horror Month, a movement that gives a voice to those underrepresented within the horror film industry. The campaign not only equates to actresses and directors but to a breadth of roles within the genre from cinematographers to writers to media personalities.
The latest short from independent genre director Scott Lyus, spins a chilling tale of the paranormal and the power of suggestion in, Echoes of the Passed.
Are you ready to be ruined? It is of course the standard protocol when you drift in to slasher movie territory and is what’s offered up in Preston DeFrancis’s cut-throat fright flick, Ruin Me.
Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s, third feature film, The Endless kickstarted the weekend portion of Abertoir for me. The screening marked my second viewing of the film having previously seen it at Celluloid Screams in Sheffield.
Abertoir would not feel right without a Vincent Price film amongst the line-up! He is of course the festival’s official patron saint, as appointed by his daughter Victoria who attended the festival in 2011 and 2015, respectively. Team Abertoir selected a film that proved vital to 2017’s giallo theme, Roger Corman’s Tales of Terror.