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
"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."
- Jacques
"Had a really great time! The giveaways at the beginning were such a nice surprise. Also, it was so great that the event finished at the time that it said it would - I really appreciated that. It's such a small thing, but on a school night makes such a difference. Thanks for screening it!"
- Anonymous
"Undoubtedly one of the best shows I've seen this year. Masterful. Woefully under appreciated. I cannot wait until next year! *****"
- TheCoolGhoul
"Fantastic treat - an pre-worldwide premiere, for half the price of a normal cinema ticket(!!) with a respectful and fun crowd, at the most characterful cinema in South Africa. Francois and Sonia at Horrorfest run THE best horror festival I know, and one of the most beloved and long-standing film festivals in SA."
- Tom
"An amazing experience, creating a mesmerising live sound to a renowned classic movie. "
- Garren

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