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 www.LabiaHomeScreen.co.za
Stay updated at www.horrorfest.info and with the social media links below, or accesss them all here
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 www.YouTube.com/TheHorrorfest
Stay tuned for news and tickets for the cinema shows (which you'll find here) - Streaming at www.LabiaHomeScreen.co.za
Official site: www.horrorfest.info
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanHorrorfest
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAfricanHorrorFest
The Makabra Ensemble: www.facebook.com/MakabraEnsemble
Bloody Parchment: www.facebook.com/groups/220467498075567
"Undoubtedly one of the best shows I've seen this year. Masterful. Woefully under appreciated. I cannot wait until next year! *****"
"My third year attending the event. I'm hooked. It's my favourite event of the year, by far."
"Venue felt a bit overcrowded. Otherwise a very enjoyable experience - band was great and the music enhanced the film in a very creative way. This is the only local film festival I regularly attend and it's a wonderful opportunity to really celebrate the horror genre. Very grateful to the organisers."
"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. "
"The overall quality of the short films were really good. Three of us sat together and I think we enjoyed all of the movies. A great starter to the series of short films."