FAUST with a live original soundtrack performed by
THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE
(If the on-line tickets are sold out, please call the Labia Theatre on 021 424 5927 to inquire about physical ticket availability)
The fantastic HORRORFEST drawcard of THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE performing a new, original soundtrack to a classsic silent film beneath the big screen has become an institution for this all-encompasing Halloween celebration.
For 2015, the film selected is Nosferatu director F.W. Murnau's amazing FAUST. This is The Makabra Ensemble's premiere performance of this new soundtrack.
In FAUST the demon Mephisto (Emil Jannings) makes a bet with an archangel that a good man's soul can be corrupted. Mephisto sets his sights on the thoughtful old alchemist Faust (Gösta Ekman), who is desperately trying to save his village from a plague. He is able to help the villagers, thanks to Mephisto, but further dealings with the devil lead Faust on a decadent downward spiral with tragic consequences. Can he redeem his soul before it's too late?
The Makabra Ensemble will breathe new life into this cinematic landmark, the live soundtrack composers & performers consist of members from TERMINATRYX / V.O.D / A MURDER (Sonja Ruppersberg & Paul Blom), LARK (Simon "Fuzzy" Ratcliffe), classical music genius Matthijs Van Dijk, and standing in for Sean Ou Tim (aka Mr. Sakitumi) is Ronnie Belcher (also from TERMINATRYX as well as THE DAMNED CROWS).
They utilise a wide range of instruments, voice and effects giving the film a brand new perspective.
While viewers are encouraged to dress up as their favourite monsters (or any ghoulish, freaky costumes & make-up) throughout the HorrorFest's duration, this live soundtrack screening is where the best dressed winner will be selected (incl. prizes).
This same evening the night market will also be in full swing outside the theatre.
Live sound supplied by POINT BLANC Event Technical Solutions
For info on the rest of the HORRORFEST (running from 26 October - 6 November), which includes loads of movies, documentaries and several short film chapters (you're unlikely to see in any SA cinema), live soundtrack performance to a classic silent film, literature, night market, Halloween dress-up competition and much more, head to www.HORRORFEST.info
See the Makabra site at: www.terminatryx.com/makabra
Like the Makabra Ensemble Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/MakabraEnsemble
Official HorrorFest site: www.horrorfest.info
Event trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFh62j-3IpI
Like the festival page: www.facebook.com/events/1497375440559553
Join the group page: www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAfricanHorrorFest
Short story competition: www.bloodyparchment.blogspot.com
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