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.
15th Annual South African HORRORFEST
Labia Theatre 68 Orange Str, Gardens, Cape Town
MOVIES / LITERATURE / LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE /
SHORT FILMS / HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES / GIVE-AWAYS
The 2019 S.A. HORRORFEST line-up endeavours to bring you as many genre variants
as possible, from new indie films and documentaries, to classics,
dozens of short films & more. Most movies will make their African & South African premiere.
Titles will be announced from September,
meanwhile, regular event sinclude:
BLOODY PARCHMENT LITERARY NIGHT
Come join local authors as they read from their chilling tales. Buy their books, have it autographed, have a snack & drink, walk of with thrilling Penguin book prizes & more.
Fancy being part of the 2019 HorrorFest's BLOODY PARCHMENT literary event?
If you think you've got what it takes to share your story before an audience, contact Nerine at firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Bloody Parchment event will kick off the HorrorFest at the Labia Theatre -
* Limited slots available, so submission is not a guarantee of entry.
Participants will be notified upon acceptance and this is conditional on their being able to attend the event on the night.
Exciting, scary, crazy, mind-blowing, creepy, haunting, amazing, never-seen-before short films from around the world!
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Audience Participation Screening
For over 4 decades, the cult classic musical film the Rocky Horror Picture Show has thrilled audiences around the globe. Still as irresistibly fun and fresh as always, the phenomenon is not waning. Join us for an audience participation screening to get your evening Halloween festivities started.
The rousing party atmosphere of this gem will light up the Labia Theatre, the audience encouraged to arrive dressed as any of the Rocky Horror characters, or anything wild, exotic, crazy, Halloween-related or not, and bring the various accessories needed to interact with the scenes on screen (from rice and newspapers, to water pistols and toast). For those who don't have time to accumulate these, The Lovecraft Experiment will be on hand with a stall outside the cinema where you can buy kits with everything you may need to join in.
If you're a newcomer or need a refresher, CLICK HERE for all you need to know
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.
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
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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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