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.
16th Annual South African HORRORFEST
Halloween Season 2020
Labia Theatre 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
MOVIES / LITERATURE / LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE /
SHORT FILMS / HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES / GIVE-AWAYS
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS ISSUES
THE SPECIAL SA HORRORFEST / UIP PRE-RELEASE SCREENING OF A QUIET PLACE Chapter 2
HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
A merch give-away competition will be posted soon.
The first SA HorrorFest special pre-reelase screenign of the year
was ebruary 2020 for the new Blumhouse produced
THE INVISIBLE MAN
2019 MOVIE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2019 POSTER REVEAL
Any idea what will make a part of this year's HorrorFest judging by the poster?
2020 Short Film and Feature Film Submissions Submit Here
2020 HORRORFEST LINE-UP
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
PRE-RELEASE SCREENINGS AND S.A. PREMIERES
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
audience participation screening
3 SHORT FILM VOLUMES
HORROR LINKED DOCUMENTARIES
There will be another exciting audience participation screening of the legendary
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
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!
Coincides with the Halloween dress-up competition. One show only!
All updates at: www.facebook.com/ SouthAfricanHorrorfest
and join the Makabra Ensemble's page at www.facebook.com/ MakabraEnsemble
To avoid disappointment, book at Quicket
rsvp & more info will be at the Facebook event page.
This will also be the customary HorrorFest Halloween dress-up event.
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.
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.
BOOKING WILL BE AT
BLOODY PARCHMENT LITERATURE NIGHT
BLOODY PARCHMENT literary event will open the Fest on Tuesday 29 October
For more deatails, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Bloody Pachment group page RIGHT HERE
The Bloody Parchment live literary event is now at the hub of the HorrorFest activity,
inside the Labia Theatre cinema 2, with local author readings, special guests,
mingling / networking, give-aways and more.
Author Nerine Dorman will oversee the live literature night.
classic Nosferatu with
by Terminatryx and
from K.O.B.U.S. & Voice
contains Terminatryx music
galleries, HorrorFest extras,
film imPERFECTION. ORDER
HorrorFest Sticker packs include:
SkullMoon Logo / Crest Design / HorrorFest Text
Tattoo Vouchers & custom Coffee Mugs from
Mr. LUCKY'S Cape Town Tattoo
Amazing beauty products from
BATHORY COSMETICS CO.
PENGUIN / RANDOM HOUSE
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Related film festivals you may enjoy:
Get in the mood for Halloween and watch the short film "Marked", made by the HorrorFest organizers.
(all festival info further down)
/ star: sonja
smith / dop:
> this clip is beeen expanded into the short film "Marked", and the Terminatryx "Virus" music video <
Buy them from
of your choice.
for the Horror
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