The South African Horrorfest made US publication
Movie Maker Magazine's list of the
Top 50 Genre Festivals in the world
The 17th Annual South African HORRORFEST
Halloween Season 2021 27 October - 10 November
The South African HORRORFEST is the longest running and only event of its kind in the country
(if not the continent)
featuring new, classic and rare movies, pre-release screenings, dark literature,
live silent film soundtrack performance, Halloween dress-up, give-aways and more.
Due to the global pandemic situation, live elements will be adapted
and the bulk of the festival will move on-line...
...but, a limited selection of movies will screen at The Labia Theatre,
keeping the cinema experience spirit alive!
15 cinema screenings include
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR THE PIZZAGATE MASSACRE
Some movies will get cinema-only shows, others on-line only, and some both.
The upside of the virtual on-line festival element is that the South African Horrorfest will now
reach beyond Cape Town to the rest of the country for those who'd been wanting to attend for years!
The cinema page will be updated HERE
The Global Horrorfest (with a portion of the virtual line-up accessible by the rest of the world)
will be on hold this year.
DETAILS ON THE 2021 S.A. HORRORFEST WILL BE UPDATED HERE
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Laurie Strode survived the night where she relived her 40 year old nightmare of slasher Michael Myers sewing havoc in the town of Haddonfield - but, so did Michael!
The single-minded, seemingly indestructible maniac is not finished yet as he heads straight for her, nothing to get in his evil path...
This second in the thrilling new Blumhouse continuation trilogy of the legend created by John Carpenter in 1978.
Directed by David Gordon Green
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney
What do Friday The 13th fans do when their favourite Horror character has no new movies being made? They club together and make one themselves!
When three female inmates escape a local corrections facility, Wessex County Sheriff Pete Daltry (Kyle Vahan) and Deputy Eve Glover (Anna Campbell) are called on by the US Marshalls to join a chase that leads the group into the hallowed grounds of Camp Crystal Lake. The trespassing on the cursed land awakens the dormant evil of Pamela and Jason Voorhees, who rise from the grave to leave a trail of bodies in their wake.
Directed by James Sweet
Starring Anna Campbell, Kyle Vahan, Dan Kyle, Jerry Bell, Jr., Jason Reynolds, Adrienne King
CYST is an old school monster movie in which an enthusiastic plastic surgeon will stop at nothing to patent his latest cyst-removal machine. What started out as nurse Patricia’s last day, turns into a battle for survival when the maniacal doctor’s machine inadvertently turns a patient’s tumour into a cyst-monster that terrorizes the office.
Ever thought you’d see dentist-turned-actor George Hardy (TROLL 2) and Greg Sestero (Tommy Wiseau’s buddy in THE ROOM) in a movie again? Well, both of them join German vixen Eva Habermann (SKY SHARKS) in this wild and gory comedy romp.
Directed by Tyler Russell
Written by Tyler Russell, Andy Silverman
Starring Eva Habermann, George Hardy, Greg Sestero, Jason Douglas
Starring the original CANDYMAN, Tony Todd.
A group of ordinary people band together in a suburban home to battle imposters who have replaced their families, friends, and neighbors.
Something has taken possession of the hearts and minds of the populace. Kim, Mac, and Jane try to convince themselves it's paranoia, but before long the city is besieged by the changed. By the time they realize an alien intelligence has merged with their neighbor, Bill, a horde of changed is amassing outside their suburban home.
Directed by Michael Mongillo
Starring Clare Foley, Tony Todd, Jason Alan Smith
One Cinema Screening Only
FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER
6pm BOOK HERE
Crawling from the crib of the DEMONIC TOYS universe comes director William (THE RESONATOR) Butler's BABY OOPSIE, an all-new, all-deranged and totally subversive sorta-sequel that's sure to rip your senses to shreds!
Perpetually picked on and endlessly neglected Sybil Pittman (Libbie Higgins, in a startling breakthrough performance) finds little joy in her life... except for her massive doll collection that has grown to perverse proportions! Every day, Sybil locks herself in her basement, broadcasting her doll restoration vlog all by herself, that is until the remnants of a mysterious doll - the dreaded "Baby Oopsie" comes into her life!
After carefully restoring the doll, Sybil comes to realize that the tiny terror is exacting revenge on her oppressors, mercilessly murdering them one by one. And while Sybil finds herself enjoying Baby Oopsie's bloody brand of vengeance, she soon changes her tune when the demonic toy turns its evil attentions to Sybil and those she actually cares about.
Directed by William Butler
THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR
One Cinema Screening Only FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER
8:30pm BOOK HERE
Metal music and Horror movies - a match made in heaven (or hell?!). This exciting documentary explores the history of heavy metal music and horror, and how the two genres have merged over time. Various metal artists share their first introduction to horror, their favorite horror films, their influences, and more. Horror film icons also discuss how their films have influenced the horror genre, their connections to metal artists, and why metal and horror work well together.
Features filmmakers & actors like John Carpenter, Tom Savini, John Russo, Bill Moseley, Linnea Quigley, Kane Hodder (Jason), Gunnar Hanson (Leatherface), Sid Haig (Capt. Spalding) and musicians like Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie (also a filmmaker), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Scott Ian & Charlie Benante (Anthrax), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Dani Filth, GWAR, Wednesday 13 and many more.
Presented by Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes)
Directed Mike Schiff
THE RESONATOR: Miskatonic U
One Cinema Screening Only FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER
6pm BOOK HERE
Set in the fictional college campus “Miskatonic University” in Arkham, Massachusetts where all sorts of fantastic and unworldly events have been known to unfold in Lovecraft lore, THE RESONATOR: MISKATONIC U follows six gifted students as they navigate life after one of them, Crawford Tillinghast, builds a machine known as the “Resonator”.
The machine allows one to experience multiple dimensions while navigating the unsavory beasts that dwell within them. But things get complicated when Tillinghast realizes that the prototype of his creation has not only released murderous and deadly creatures into his world, but also has affected his own reality.
Starring Michael Pare, Amanda Weiss, Jeffery Byron
Directed by William Butler
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
- CINEMA EDITION
A special cinema selection of short films picked from the 5 Shadow Realm streaming chapters, including:
BOEF LEWE MADE ME DO IT
100,000 ACRES OF PINE
HOUSE TROLL HALLOWEEN
DANA (cinema only)
For almost 5 decades, the cult classic musical film the Rocky Horror Picture Show has thrilled audiences around the globe. Still as irresistibly fun and fresh as always, the phenomenon is not waning. Join us for an audience participation screening to get your evening Halloween festivities started.
The rousing party atmosphere of this gem will light up the Labia Theatre, the audience encouraged to arrive dressed as any of the Rocky Horror characters, or anything wild, exotic, crazy, Halloween-related or not, 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 to join in.
If you're a newcomer or need a refresher, CLICK HERE for all you need to know.
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
With a new live soundtrack performed by
The Makabra Ensemble
A split screen will have both the movie and the musicians performing the live soundtrack visible.
This classic 1920 silent film from the German Expressionism era features the new soundtrack performance by The Makabra Ensemble, from the group's live performance at the 2007 South African HorrorFest (visuals of the performers included on-screen).
At a carnival in Germany, Francis and his friend Alan encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari. The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare, a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true - making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him as more mysterious atrocities unfold?
Directed by Robert Wiene
Starring Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger, Gilda Langer
This award winning documentary explores the history of folk horror from its beginnings with Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973), through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s to the genre's revival over the last decade.
Touching on over 200 films and featuring over 50 interviewees including Piers Haggard (director, Blood on Satan’s Claw), Lawrence Gordon Clark (director, A Ghost Story for Christmas series), Jeremy Dyson (co-founder, The League of Gentlemen), Alice Lowe (director, Prevenge), Robert Eggers (director, The Witch), Jonathan Rigby (author, American Gothic), Adam Scovell (author, Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange), Andy Paciorek (founder, Folk Horror Revival), Howard David Ingham (author, We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror), Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (Author, 1000 Women in Horror), Kat Ellinger (Editor, Diabolique Magazine), Maisha Wester (Author, African American Gothic) and many more, as well as archival interviews with Robin Hardy (director, The Wicker Man) and Anthony Shaffer (writer, The Wicker Man).
Director Kier-La Janisse investigates the many ways that we alternately celebrate, conceal and manipulate our own histories in an attempt to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings.
Featuring Kevin Kölsch · Dennis Widmyer · Piers Haggard · Abraham Castillo Flores · Adam Scovell · Alexandra Heller-Nicholas · Alice Lowe · Amanda Reyes.
Only In Cinema - One Show Only (No Streaming)
SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER
8:30pm BOOK HERE
In this fun and crazy creature-feature, a horde of murderous crab monsters descend on a sleepy coastal town on Prom night, and only a ragtag group of outcasts can save the day.
Written & Directed by Pierce Berolzheimer
Starring Jessica Morris, Dylan Riley Snyder, Robert Craighead
A fateful chain of events begins to unravel after two brash insurance salesmen go knocking on the wrong door and find themselves trapped inside of a serial killer's basement, putting their lives and their jobs on the line.
Directed by Josh Wallace
Starring Jacob Grodnik, Devin Das, Ahmed Bharoocha, Gillian Vigman, Suzanne Savoy, Bernard White, Andy Buckley
A dinner party with old friends become a bloody disaster when somethng otherworldy disrupts the hostess's plans.
With her entire dinner party of old friends planned down to the smallest detail, the meticulous hostess didn't expect her perfect night to take a drastic turn.
A wild Australian black comedy that starts out lighthearted and escalates into bloody mayhem!
A troubled young woman with a disturbing past goes to see a counselor about her night terrors.
Shot in high contrast black and white and split up into four acts. This nightmarish plot will keep the audience guessing until the final act.
Charly is looking for his American girlfriend, Amy, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances during a vacation stay at a hotel in Copenhagen. A few months later Charly decides to revisit the hotel to finally solve the mystery once and for all. However, Charly's investigation is quickly derailed by the mysterious and flirtatious receptionist, Felicija, and his own gradually failing judgement that leads him into a phantasmagorical nightmare.
This year’s Horrofest Eastern addition is Taiwanese chiller You Have To Kill Me. A homicide cop gets in way over his head when a killer’s acts hit very close to home, opening a rabbit hole of mystery and madness.
Based on the novel by Feng Shi
Starring Rexen Cheng, Janel Tsai, Shih Ling Hsueh, Jin Yu
Roommate Wanted is an LGBTQ Horror/Comedy about Maria and her college housemates who think they find the “perfect” roommate in Dean, only to discover he’s an escaped mental patient with multiple violent personalities. It’s up to Maria to face her fears and save her roommates from a total massacre.
A diverse cast and crew, made up of people from the whole spectrum of sexual orientations and representing from all over the world including; Brazil, the Bahamas, South Africa, Russia, Kazakstan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Australia, China, amongst others.
Cinema Only - One Show (No Streaming)
FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER
A dark social satire inspired by the real-life conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate; an amateur journalist and a far-right militiaman team up to expose the ugly truth behind rumors involving sex cults, a pizza place and the lizard people.
Starring Tinus Seaux, Mike Dellens, Alexandria Payne
Lawton, Nevada’s once successful writer—now small-town pariah—William Langston, fights for his life as the final victim of a serial killer. Over the course of one day, William is captured and tortured. The pain launches him into the past where he is forced to confront his unresolved trauma of 'love lost' and the actions that led him into this trap.
Starring Kristoffer McMillan, Christine Donlon, Kelley Mack. Keene McRae, Jacqueline Toboni, Austin Hébert, Lane Aikin, Will Lagos, Rhomeyn Johnson, Dan Sutter
Directed by Keene McRae
WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS: a Documentary
One Cinema Screening
SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER
6pm BOOK HERE
Part of the Horrorfest '80s Day together with VICIOUS FUN (at 8:30pm) - DJ Robfather on the Labia Theatre terrace between 5 - 9pm
This heartfelt documentary is a love letter to its fans, exploring the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast & crew, and the industry.
With Fred Dekker, Shane Black, Seth Green, Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert
Directed by Andre Gower
One Cinema Screening SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER
8:30pm BOOK HERE
Part of the Horrorfest '80s Day together with Wolfman's Got Nards (at 6pm) - DJ Robfather on the Labia Theatre terrace 5 - 9pm
Set in the ’80s, this highly entertaining horror-comedy romp has a horror film critic finding himself in a sticky situation when he stumbles into a self-help group for serial killers…
From the SA Horrorfest-winning producer-director team of Chad Archibald and Cody Calahan.
Starring Evan Marsh, Ari Millen, Amber Goldfarb, Julian Richings, Robert Maillet and David Koechner
TOAST THE GHOST
An ode to Halloween in which storytellers share history, lore, and personal stories of the weird and supernatural.
Directed by Chuck Marra
IT KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE
Bee Dawley stars as Natalie, a beautiful antiques dealer and collector who lives a quiet life in isolation by the sea. One day, while walking the rocky nearby beaches and searching for treasures from the past, Natalie finds an old nautical phone washed up on the shore. She brings it home and begins having eerie dreams of the device ringing, the voice on the end vague and ghostly. And when those calls are followed by the presence of a shrouded woman in black who haunts her house, Natalie's already fragile grip on reality begins to slip. Who is the voice on the phone? Who is the woman in black? Natalie will find out soon enough...
This surreal, microbudget horror drama is the first picture from Full Moon's newly minted sub-label, DELIRIUM Films.
Starring Bee Dawley and Ali Chappell
Directed by Chris Alexander
Trailer coming soon
One Cinema Screening Only
SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER
6pm BOOK HERE
Hall tells the story of Naomi, a Japanese runaway wife, and Val, a helpless young mother, both struggling to escape an abusive relationship as well as a hotel hallway, which has been infected by a mysterious airborne virus killing everyone rapidly. In this isolated and despairing space, fear becomes viral as the women run for their lives. In the face of contamination, is there hope at the end of the hall?
A single mother and her daughter try to start a new life after her husband (convicted of murdering a young girl) kills himself in prison and leaves her a cryptic note. Her motherly instincts are soon pushed to the limit when the child's grieving parents invade her farmhouse, demanding the truth in exchange for her daughter's safety, but dark and shocking secrets unfold amid the bloody chaos.
Features cast & crew from intense movie FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS.
Starring Lora Burke, Tessa Kozma, Kristen MacCulloch, Nick Smyth, Colin Paradine
Written by Ian Malone, Craig David Wallace
Directed by Craig David Wallace
Five story anthology where an APP will open the doors to mystery and horror.
A young woman, in the hands of a group of perverts, belonging to a sinister network dedicated to the sinister online transmission.
A voyeur, who will discover that his neighbors hide dark secrets that he wishes he had never heard.
A young woman on a mysterious dating app.
A group of friends on their way to a beautiful cabin, will fall into the hands of a sinister occult sect that hides behind this business.
A little boy, used by his father to get online dates, will discover an enormous power to defend himself.
In the heart of the largely unexplored Congo Basin forest hides the Mokele-mbembe, a semi-aquatic animal whose shape and dimensions resemble those of a sauropod dinosaur.
Do you disbelieve?
‘You are wrong,’ would say Michel, a former lawyer who left everything 15 years ago to try to find the animal. Put on the trail of the animal's den by one of his trackers, Michel decides to set up his most ambitious expedition yet to finally bring tangible proof of the creature’s existence.
With Michel Ballot, Blaiese Mane, Nioel Pila, Fabrice Tortey, Martin Hoffert
Directed by Alexandre Brecher
Acting is a psychological thriller from UK production company Trash Arts.
Una would do anything to be a successful actress, and when the perfect killer role does arrive, she will do anything to succeed.
Starring Annabella Rich, Dan Rad, Calum Beeson
Written and Produced by Annabella Rich and Sam Mason Bell
Directed by Sam Mason Bell
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE
One Cinema Screening with Cast & Crew Attending
(streaming option pending)
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FEATURE FILM AWARDS
Best Feature Film: THE OAK ROOM (Nominees: FRIED BARRY / THE OAK ROOM / SKY SHARKS)
Best Director: Ryan Kruger (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: FRIED BARRY / THE OAK ROOM / VICIOUS)
Best Screenplay: THE OAK ROOM (Nominees: THE OAK ROOM / BAD CANDY / THE DAWN)
Best Cinematography: THE OAK ROOM (Nominees: THE OAK ROOM / SKY SHARKS / FRIED BARRY)
Best Actor: Stephen McHattie (DREAMLAND) (Nominees: Yummy / Dreamland / For the Sake Of Vicious)
Best Actress: Chanelle de Jager (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: Vicious / Mutant Blast / Fried Barry)
Best Supporting Actor: Henry Rollins (DREAMLAND) (Nominees: Vicious / Dreamland / Bad Candy)
Best Supporting Actress: Bianka Hartenstein (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: Dreamland / Fried Barry / Origin Unkown)
Best Documentary: CLAPBOARD (Nominees: HAIL TO THE DEADITES / CLAPBOARD JUNGLE / LAST WORD)
Best Make-Up FX: MUTANT BLAST (Nominees: YUMMY / MUTANT BLAST / SKY SHARKS)
Best Anthology Horror Film: No. 76, HORROR BOOKSTORE: Tin of Fear (Nominees: 76 HORROR BOOKSTORE / BAD CANDY)
Audience Choice: FRIED BARRY (ATTIC / BARRY)
Best Editing: FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS (Nominees: SKY SHARKS / VICIOUS / Origin Unkown)
Best Post Production & CGI: SKY SHARKS
Best Soundtrack: Haezer (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: Oak Room / Fried Barry / Sky Sharks)
Gorefest Award: MUTANT BLAST (Nominees: Mutant Blast / Yummy / #ShakespearesShitstorm)
Halloween Spirit Award: BAD CANDY
Best Satire: SHAKESPEARE'S SHITSTORM
Adapt To The Times Award: TALES OF THE UNCANNY
Best Experimental Film: SNAILS CLUB - Il Cerchio delle Lumache (Nominees: SNAILS CLUB / FORNACIS / SPACE VAMPIRE)
Coolest Poster: Hail To The Deadites (Nominees: Hail To The Deadites / To Kill A Dragon / Space Vampire)
Legend Award: LLOYD KAUFMAN & TROMA
Legend Award: CHALES BAND & FULL MOON
2020 SHORT FILM AWARDS
Best Short Film: DIBBUK (Nominees: Dibbuk / Cargo / Smiles)
Best Director: CARGO (Nominees: Low Tide / Cargo / Dibbuk)
Best Screenplay: EXIT (Nominees: Lili / Script / Exit)
Best Actress: Lisa Smit (LILI) (Nominees: Loreto S. Santamaría Smiles / Lili / El Sindrome Del Artico)
Best Actor: Jorge Cabrera (WELL / POZO) (Nominees: Well / The Spiritualist / Low Tide)
Best Cinematography: MARE (Nominees: Mare / Cargo / Well)
Best Adaptation: THE TELLTALE HEART A Musicabre
Best Make-Up FX: SMILES (Nominees: Smiles / Cargo / Human Trash)
Best Soundtrack: THE TELLTALE HEART A Musicabre (Nominees: Brutal Realty inc / Cargo / Telltale Heart)
Best Scare: ABRACITOS (Nominees: Culpa / Abracitos / Cargo)
Best Comedy Short: SCRIPT (Nominees: SCRIPT / EL SÍNDROME DEL ÁRTICO / BRUTAL REALTY, Inc)
Best Zombie Short: NOT ALONE
Best Sci-Fi Sub-Genre Award: HUMAN TRASH
Gorefest Award: HOSPITAL DUMPSTER DIVERS
The virtual SA Horrorfest streaming partner for 2020 was Frightfan.TV
Cinema screenings included
a pre-release show of ANTEBELLUM, SKY SHARKS, ROCKY HORROR 45 documentary, FRIED BARRY and
only in the cinema (no streaming) the documentary THE LAST WORD ON THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.
Check out the kick-ass HorrorFest line-up below in this video clip and scroll down
to see all the movies that screened in 2020
The South African HORRORFEST made US publication
MOVIE MAKER MAGAZINES 's list of the
Top 50 Genre Festivals in the world !
2021 HORRORFEST POSTER REVEAL Horrofest co-creator Sonja has been the event postergirl since the start of the festival in 2005.
For around the last half a decade however the Horrorfest poster design has been featuring non-human subjects,
from Ouija boards and gothic churches, to black cats and eyeballs.
But, for 2021
postergirSonja returns with Vamps and Bats!
CHECK OUT THE POSTER REVEAL MOTION CLIP :
2021 HORRORFEST MOVIE SELECTIONS
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR
WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: The History Of Folk Horror
JASON RISING : a Friday The 13th Fan Film
WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS
THE PIZZAGATE MASSACRE
SHOT IN THE DARK
IT KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE + TOAST THE GHOST
THE RESONATOR: Miskatonic U
YOU HAVE TO KILL ME
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (with live Makabra Ensemble soundtrack)
AN IDEAL HOST
VICTIM OF LOVE
THE PARKER SESSIONS
2021 HORRORFEST JURY MEMBERS
Joining Horrorfest creators PAUL BLOM and SONJA RUPPERSBERG on the jury this year is
the Master Of Horror MICK GARRIS
(director of many STEPHEN KING movies and series, and creator of the MASTERS OF HORROR series)
the formidable SOSKA SISTERS, JEN & SYLVIA
(directors of AMERICAN MARY and the remake of David Cronenberg's RABID)
and Horror connoisseur TONY TIMPONE
(long-time FANGORIA Magazine editor and producer of many genre history pieces and documentaries)
The HORRORFEST and X FEST teamed up with FRIGHTFAN to bring you the TROMA WEEKEND
across 26 - 28 February 2021at Frightfan.tv !
5 crazy movies from the world's wildest indie studio, entertaining the globe for 40 years.
Including new epic SHAKESPEARE'S SHITSTORM
and the legendary Toxie in both '80s classics THE TOXIC AVENGER and its fantastic sequel THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II.
MUTANT BLAST delivers gore and laughs galore while SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING gives the slasher movie a twist.
Frightfan.tv right now!
HEAD TO FRIGHTFAN.TV for line-up / info / trailers / booking
This year's line-up will be as exciting as always!
With a wide variety of indies, premieres, advance screening(s),
short films, live soundtrack performance and more.
Live silent film soundtrack by THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE will be a filmed show of DR CALIGARI
PRE-RELEASE SCREENINGS AND S.A. PREMIERES
SEVERAL SHORT FILM VOLUMES
HORROR LINKED DOCUMENTARIES
MAKABRA ENSEMBLE LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE
The Makabra Ensemble
The Makabra Ensemble performance at The Labia Theatreis pending.
If it doesn't happen, for the 101st anniversary of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, we'll stream the group's
2007 live performance of this silent classic, with a window of the live performance included!
One of the HorrorFest highlights.
The Makabra Ensemble consists of a collection of diverse musicians, creating new soundtracks to classic silent films,
performing it live beneath the big screen! It always coincides with the Halloween dress-up competition, which we'll do via the Facebook group.
With Covid seating restrictions, updates will follow on how this will be handled.
All updates at: www.facebook.com/ SouthAfricanHorrorfest
and join the Makabra Ensemble's page at www.facebook.com/ MakabraEnsemble
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.
This year will include Rob van Vuuren and other cast from SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE.
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.
2017 our special guest was director Darrell
James Roodt, and in 2018
the Garcia brothers with cast & crew of Hell Trip.
CINEMA BOOKING AT QUICKET.CO.ZA
BLOODY PARCHMENT LITERATURE NIGHT
The BLOODY PARCHMENT literary event has gone virtual since Covid struck!
It will be hosted at The Horrorfest channel" www.YouTube.com/TheHorrorfest
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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