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 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
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 the screen!
Coincides with the Halloween dress-up competition. One show only!
This year's movie is one not done before - the debut of Victor Sjostrom's 1921 Swedish classic THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE. This will be the Makabra Ensemble's premiere performance of their new soundtrack!
Sara from Polar Dust will be attending as guest musician.
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.
BLOODY PARCHMENT LITERATURE NIGHT
BLOODY PARCHMENT literary event will open the Fest on Tuesday 29 October
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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
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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.
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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)
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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