South African HORRORFEST



Celebrating its 17th annual edition, the  South African HORRORFEST will continue its hybrid state forced on by the Covid pandemic... BUT, this means that in addition to select cinema screenings of the exciting Halloween season movie line-up at The Labia Theatre (all safety protocols in place), the full on-line virtual festival chapter reaches beyond Cape Town to the rest of the country. Streaming will be at
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The festival runs across 27 October - 10 November 2021 and will stream dozens of movies and several short film collections you're unlikely to see anywhere in South Africa.
Cinema line-up includes special pre-release screening of HALLOWEEN KILLS on 27 October, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (with dress-up & audience participation), SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE SA cinema premiere (with cast & crew attending, incl. Rob van Vuuren), THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR 
(documentary), CRABS! and more to be announced.
Streaming movies include MASKING THRESHOLD, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: The History of Folk Horror (documentary), CYST, MOTHERLY, VICIOUS FUN, WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS (Monster Squad documentary), THE RESONATOR, BABY OOPSIE, with many more diverse titles and amazing short film anthologies).

For those disappointed in missing a Makabra Ensemble silent film soundtrack show for THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI was shot at a previous HORRORFEST live performance, and the movie will stream with an extra window of the musicians in action beneath the big screen!
The Bloody Parchment literature event will be on-line at
Stay tuned for news and tickets for the cinema shows (which you'll find here) - Streaming at

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from 29 reviews
"So much fun! We were virgins and will DEFINITELY be back next year!"
- Anonymous
"Undoubtedly one of the best shows I've seen this year. Masterful. Woefully under appreciated. I cannot wait until next year! *****"
- TheCoolGhoul
"My third year attending the event. I'm hooked. It's my favourite event of the year, by far."
- Inge
"That was honestly one of the best live soundtrack performance screenings I've attended at the HorrorFest, and I've been to almost all 15 of them. The Makabra Ensemble just keeps getting better every year. It helps that the film was a real gem. More, please. "
- Jacques
"An amazing experience, creating a mesmerising live sound to a renowned classic movie. "
- Garren

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