The South African HORRORFEST is the only event of its kind in the country (if not the continent)
featuring new, classic and rare movies, literature, music, Halloween activities, special guests and more.
Submissions for the 12th South African HorrorFest are open! Submit Here or via Click For Festivals
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The 12th Annual SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST
26 October - 4 November
Labia Theatre (Orange Str, Cape Town)
& more locations to be confirmed
MOVIES / LITERATURE / LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE /
SHORT FILMS / MASTER CLASS / HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES -
NIGHT MARKET /- GIVE-AWAYS
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2016 South African HORRORFEST Film Entries Are Now Open
(Feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos)
all details here
2016 HORRORFEST LINE-UP
This year's line-up will be as exciting as always!
Titles will be revealed here as they're confirmed.
2016 HORRORFEST GUESTS
We always try our best to get interesting local and international filmmakers, authors or anyone who can enhance
the festival experience to attend as guests and interact with the audience with Q&As, signings and more.
(Past guests have included Resident Evil franchise producer-director team Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt (UK / USA),
documentarian & lecturer Calum Waddell (UK), Cosmesis special make-up FX master Clinton Smith (ZA),
actress Fiona Horrigan (USA), producer Yash Patniak (India) and more.
The Bloody Parchment live literary event is now at the hub of the HorrorFest activity,
inside the Labia Theatre, with local author readings, special guests, snacks / drinks /
mingling / networking, give-aways and more.
As of last year, Sally Partridge is overseeing the
Bloody Parchment literary chapter's live event, with Nerine Dorman still on the
short story collections.
Sally is an award-winning author of four novels
and several short stories.
In 2011 she was named one of
Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans.
As a journalist Sally has contributed to
numerous publications including
The Callsheet, The Event, Itch, PopMatters,
Dazed and Confused and Music Review
Catch an extensive interview by Fangoria editor Chris Alexander
with South African HorrorFest creators Paul & Sonja access it here
HORRORFEST POSTER HISTORY
Click Here for the poster design history of the HorrorFest's first decade
HORRORFEST AFTER PARTY
News on the official HorrorFest after party will appear here.
See the haunting music video for the title track of the new studio album SHADOW
by MAKABRA ENSEMBLE creators TERMINATRYX :
with South African HorrorFest co-creator, Paul Blom Click Here or the image below
The 2016 S.A. HORRORFEST line-up will endeavour to bring you everything from vampires, zombies,
monsters, the paranormal, werewolves and ghosts to slashers, serial killers,
documentaries, classics, short films & more.
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS
As you've come to expect, the South African Horrorfest will feature several anthologies of high quality, entertaining, funny and innovative short films from around the world - not to be missed.
Selections announced soon.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
What is Halloween season without the Rocky Horror Picture Show?
The cult classic musical film the Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating its 40th anniversary! And is still as irresistibly fun and fresh as always. Join us for an exciting Halloween night audience participation screening to get your evening of trick & treating started.
The rousing party atmosphere of this gem will light up the Labia
Theatre again this Halloween weekend, the audience encouraged to arrive
dressed as any of the Rocky Horror characters, or anything wild, exotic &
crazy, and bring the various accessories needed to interact with the scenes
on screen (from rice and newspapers, to water pistols and toast). For those
who don't have time to accumulate these, The Lovecraft Experiment will be
on hand with a stall outside the cinema where you can buy kits with
everything you may need.
The movie will have onscreen prompts for those new to the interactive
Rocky Horror Picture Show experience.
Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Meatloaf
classic Nosferatu with
by Terminatryx and
from K.O.B.U.S. & Voice
contains Terminatryx music
galleries, HorrorFest extras,
film imPERFECTION. ORDER
HorrorFest Sticker packs include:
SkullMoon Logo / Crest Design / HorrorFest Text
Various pizes and give-aways up for grabs will be posted here
For an overview of the 2015 HorrorFest click here or the image below:
Related film festivals you may enjoy:
Get in the mood for Halloween and watch the short film "Marked", made by the HorrorFest organizers.
(all festival info further down)
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smith / dop:
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ABOUT THE SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST
In 2004 Paul Blom and Sonja Ruppersberg decided to rectify the issue of the absence of a dedicated Horror event in South Africa.
The first S.A. HorrorFest (then also known as the Horror Festacular) launched in 2005.
Besides being a Horror / Chiller / Thriller film festival (screening feature films and short films from around the world),
from the start it made a point of expanding into a broad Halloween event by incorporating
new live soundtrack performances to classic silent films by The Makabra Ensemble,
the Bloody Parchment literary chapter, Halloween dress-up competition, a night market and more.
HorrorFest organizers Sonja & Paul at the Zombie Walk, with their boy Zoltan