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, live soundtrack performance, Halloween dress-up, a market and more.
The 13th Annual SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST
26 October - 3 November 2017
Labia Theatre (68 Orange Str, Gardens Cape Town)
MOVIES / LITERATURE / LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE /
SHORT FILMS / HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES /
MARKET / GIVE-AWAYS
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The 2017 S.A. HORRORFEST line-up will endeavour to bring you everything from
vampires, ghosts, the undead, possession, and the psychologically unhinged,
to demons, an anthology piece, a genre documentary, classics,
dozens of short films & more. Most movies will make their African premiere.
Confirmed feature- and short films will be listed here.
2 0 1 7 - F E S T I V A L - N E W S - & - U P D A T E S All updates for the 2017 South African HORRORFEST and other relevant Horror news will appear here as it gets released
Win double tickets for a pre-release screening of RINGS!
(before the rest of the world, 2 Feb '17)
in association with Flamedrop and UIP
Thursday evening 2 February 2017 at three cinema locations across South Africa
(Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban)
+ free popcorn & softdrinks and selected merch prizes
There may be another exciting audience participation screening of the legendary
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
We're working on sneak previews of new releases
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 via 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 cinema 2, with local author readings, special guests, snacks / drinks /
mingling / networking, give-aways and more.
Author Nerine Dorman will oversee the live literature night!
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
Get in the mood for Halloween and watch the short film "Marked", made by the HorrorFest organizers.
(all festival info further down)
/ star: sonja
smith / dop:
> this clip is beeen expanded into the short film "Marked", and the Terminatryx "Virus" music video <
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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