Abertoir the 13th (2018): Part Four

Canadian Film Collective RKSS’s (François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell), Summer of ’84 proved to be a popular entry on the UK festival circuit throughout 2018. With its comparisons to Stranger Things despite the film rumoured to have been in production first, the adolescent thriller carved itself an instantaneous appeal to genre audiences and […]

Abertoir the 13th (2018): Part Two

Jerome Pikwane’s astonishing debut feature, The Tokoloshe (AKA. Repression) opened the second day of the festival. A slow brewing fable mixed with dark realism, The Tokoloshe is one of 2018’s most interesting and culturally bound genre films. Having previously covered the film for the site back in August 2018, my full review can be read, […]

The Abertoir Horror Festival 2017: Part 3

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 […]