A lesser-known giallo movie kick-started the third day of the festival. Antonio Bido’s ‘The Bloodstained Shadow’ is a worthy entry into the notable Italian sub-genre despite its little known status. Made in 1978, ‘The Bloodstained Shadow’ contains the expected bizarreness that avid giallo viewers have become accustomed to, including a serpentine plot, dodgy characters, questionable […]
Instead of watching films on the big screen first thing on the second day of the festival, I made my acting debut in an independent short shot down on Aberystwyth’s iconic sea front. Widower, directed by South Wales based filmmaker Tom Hughes will be available online by December the 12th.
In Notorious November, the Abertoir Horror Festival is the event to be at in the sleepy Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth. The twelfth edition of the long running festival celebrated a killer six days of giallo greatness, featuring pivotal figures of the sub-genre in the shape of Sergio Martino and Lamberto Bava in attendance.
The affirmative opinion amongst genre fans is that quality ‘giallo’ films peaked during the 1970’s. It is no secret that the quintessential releases of the sub-genre were distributed during that time. The masters of giallo cinema, Mario Bava and Dario Argento lay the groundwork for a succession of directorial peers who attempted to make their […]
From the imaginative mind of Graham Skipper (best known for his performances in Almost Human and Beyond the Gates) comes Sequence Break, a romantic, science fiction, body horror with a saturated retro vibe. Inspired by the new wave of 80’s throwback films that Skipper has previously starred in, Sequence Break is a solid effort and […]