HERE YOU WILL FIND DETAILS ON ALL THE ASPECTS OF AFRICA'S BIGGEST HORROR EVENT, THE SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST, CELEBRATING ITS 17th EDITION IN 2021
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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.
Due to the global pandemic situation, live elements will be adapted and the bulk of the festival will move on-line for its
GHOST IN THE MACHINE virtual edition - streamed at
FRIGHTFAN.TV

...BUT, a limited selection of movies will screen at The Labia Theatre, to keep the spirit alive!
The upside of the on-line side is that the South African Horrorfest will now reach beyond Cape Town
for those who'd been wanting to attend for years!
Access the cinema page
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And a new chapter - The Global Horrorfest - will have a portion of the virtual line-up accessible by the rest of the world.

 

GHOST IN THE MACHINE
The Virtual
16th Annual South African HORRORFEST
Hal
loween Season 2020


28 October - 13 November


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with a limited selection cinema screenings at
THE LABIA THEATRE


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16th HORRORFEST
FEATURE FILM AWARDS


Best Feature Film: THE OAK ROOM (Nominees: FRIED BARRY / THE OAK ROOM / SKY SHARKS)
Best Director: Ryan Kruger (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: FRIED BARRY / THE OAK ROOM / VICIOUS)
Best Screenplay: THE OAK ROOM (Nominees: THE OAK ROOM / BAD CANDY / THE DAWN)
Best Cinematography: THE OAK ROOM (Nominees: THE OAK ROOM / SKY SHARKS / FRIED BARRY)
Best Actor: Stephen McHattie (DREAMLAND) (Nominees: Yummy / Dreamland / For the Sake Of Vicious)
Best Actress: Chanelle de Jager (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: Vicious / Mutant Blast / Fried Barry)
Best Supporting Actor: Henry Rollins (DREAMLAND) (Nominees: Vicious / Dreamland / Bad Candy)
Best Supporting Actress: Bianka Hartenstein (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: Dreamland / Fried Barry / Origin Unkown)
Best Documentary: CLAPBOARD (Nominees: HAIL TO THE DEADITES / CLAPBOARD JUNGLE / LAST WORD)
Best Make-Up FX: MUTANT BLAST (Nominees: YUMMY / MUTANT BLAST / SKY SHARKS)
Best Anthology Horror Film: No. 76, HORROR BOOKSTORE: Tin of Fear (Nominees: 76 HORROR BOOKSTORE / BAD CANDY)
Audience Choice: FRIED BARRY (ATTIC / BARRY)
Best Editing: FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS (Nominees: SKY SHARKS / VICIOUS / Origin Unkown)
Best Post Production & CGI: SKY SHARKS
Best Soundtrack: Haezer (FRIED BARRY) (Nominees: Oak Room / Fried Barry / Sky Sharks)
Gorefest Award: MUTANT BLAST (Nominees: Mutant Blast / Yummy / #ShakespearesShitstorm)
Halloween Spirit Award: BAD CANDY
Best Satire: SHAKESPEARE'S SHITSTORM
Adapt To The Times Award: TALES OF THE UNCANNY
Best Experimental Film: SNAILS CLUB - Il Cerchio delle Lumache (Nominees: SNAILS CLUB / FORNACIS / SPACE VAMPIRE)
Coolest Poster: Hail To The Deadites (Nominees: Hail To The Deadites / To Kill A Dragon / Space Vampire)
Legend Award: LLOYD KAUFMAN & TROMA
Legend Award: CHALES BAND & FULL MOON


2020 SHORT FILM AWARDS

Best Short Film: DIBBUK (Nominees: Dibbuk / Cargo / Smiles)
Best Director: CARGO (Nominees: Low Tide / Cargo / Dibbuk)
Best Screenplay: EXIT (Nominees: Lili / Script / Exit)
Best Actress: Lisa Smit (LILI) (Nominees: Loreto S. Santamaría Smiles / Lili / El Sindrome Del Artico)
Best Actor: Jorge Cabrera (WELL / POZO) (Nominees: Well / The Spiritualist / Low Tide)
Best Cinematography: MARE (Nominees: Mare / Cargo / Well)
Best Adaptation: THE TELLTALE HEART A Musicabre
Best Make-Up FX: SMILES (Nominees: Smiles / Cargo / Human Trash)
Best Soundtrack: THE TELLTALE HEART A Musicabre (Nominees: Brutal Realty inc / Cargo / Telltale Heart)
Best Scare: ABRACITOS (Nominees: Culpa / Abracitos / Cargo)
Best Comedy Short: SCRIPT (Nominees: SCRIPT / EL SÍNDROME DEL ÁRTICO / BRUTAL REALTY, Inc)
Best Zombie Short: NOT ALONE
Best Sci-Fi Sub-Genre Award: HUMAN TRASH
Gorefest Award: HOSPITAL DUMPSTER DIVERS



The virtual SA Horrorfest streaming partner is
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Head over and sign up securely, and when the movie booking is activated,
you can get festival passes including single tickets, Full Fest pass + free content.
With each purchase you will get a free voucher to watch a movie from the streaming platform's
regular catalog which you can watch after the 2020 Horrorfest has concluded (on 13 November).

And, there are a few special cinema screenings at the Labia Theatre!
Including pre-release show of ANTEBELLUM, SKY SHARKS, ROCKY HORROR 45 documentary, FRIED BARRY and
only in the cinema (no streaming) the documentary THE LAST WORD ON THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.
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Check out the kick-ass HorrorFest line-up below in this video clip and scroll down for full details
(incl. freebies: two short film collections and Rocky Horror documentary)

 

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Bad Candy - SA HorrorFest
Cabinet Dr Caligari - SA HorrorFest
Deathcember - SA HorrorFest
Dreamland - SA HorrorFest
Fornacis - SA HorrorFest
ShadowRealm 1
Last House doc
Clapboard Jungle
enny Loves You - SA HorrorFest
For The Sake Of Vicious - SA HorrorFest
Fried Barry - SA HorrorFest

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Shadow Realm FREE Shorts
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
FREE Edition 1

SUN 25 OCT - WED 28 OCT

Access on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV (limited free tickets)

Various directors
Various stars

(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world for 4 days leading up to the festival's start)

This special free collection of incredible short films will feature a delectable selection of titles from across the SA Horrorfest history (plus a new previously unscreened title), to get you salivating for the full festival's treats. Like all the new Shadow Realm short volumes, these international shorts come from all over the planet.
All for nada!
This will be accessible in the days leading up to the full event's official kick-off date of Wednesday 28 October (unless you got yourself a VIP Early Access Pass, of course!)

Don't forget the 5 new Shadow Realm short film volumes available across the festival duation.!

Free Edition 1 includes:

WORST CASE SCENARIO 1
Directed by Richard Raaphorst
A great short prelude to what became the feature film Frankenstein’s Army.
Richard is currently working on a Worst Case Scenario graphic novel.

THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MISTER HOLLOW
Directed by Rodrigo Gudiño & Vincent Marcone
An amazing visually creative exploration of secrets hidden in an old photograph. 
The film centres on an unusual photograph dating back to the 1930s. An investigation of its particulars reveals a tapestry of secrets hidden in the details, and a tale of kidnapping and murder captured in a haunting moment.

BRUTAL RELAX
Directed by Rafa Dengrá, David Muñoz, Adrián Cardona
An action-packed, hilarious gorefest! 
Mr Olivares has already needs to destress and take s vacation. He wants to go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself. Unfortunately, his holiday is disturbed when a group of zombies invade.
From the makers of the brilliantly crazy and gory Fist Of Jesus. Support them by buying merch at www.fistofjesus.com (incl. DVDs and T-shirts)

LA MIA CARNE
Directed by Thomas Dorman & Ronnie Belcher
A delightfully twisted metaphor of the vicious cycle of love. 
Starring aidan Whytock and Biank Hartenstein
With make-up FX by Clinton Smith & Cosmesis Studio 

15 SECOND HORROR CHALLENGE Best Of 2017
Directed by Various directors.
A fantastic collection of the best 15 Second Horror Challenge entries, from creepy and weird to crazy and funny. Includes Horror celebrity judges favourite lists at the end.

MASK OF SANITY (Máscara de cordura)
Directed by - Fran Casanova
Elizabeth Grese, a renowned writer for her bestseller "The Killer of the Polaroid", is locked up by a man who will not reveal his identity until the end of the story. Both hands and feet tied, and without water or food, she will try to escape such terrible captivity while trying to find out the reason of her confinement

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Rocky Horror 45
ROCKY HORROR 45
(documentary)

VIRTUAL
SUN 25 OCT - WED 28 OCT
Access on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV (limited free tickets)

CINEMA
SUN 1 NOV,
8:30pm - Labia Theatre
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Directed by Manny Velazquez
Starring Tom Curry, Richard O'Brien, Susan Sarandon

(Global Horrorfest: This Free Documentary will be available to view in all territories around the world, but only available for a period before the festival dates commence)

Underground filmmaker Manny Velazquez dives into the immortal history and legacy of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its lesser known sequel Shock Treatment with a collection of interviews, convention footage and more
While we'd love to get everyone into the cinema to do the Timewarp, the pandemic circumstances have stalled such revelry. So, this year we can all sit back at home and watch this documentary on this classic phenomenon, for free!

African Premiere

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Shadow Realm FREE 2

SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
FREE Edition 2

SUN 25 OCT - WED 28 OCT

Access on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV (limited free tickets)

Various directors
Various stars

(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world for 4 days leading up to the festival's start)

This 2nd free collection of more amazing short films from across the SA Horrorfest history again come from all over the world, and will spin your head like Linda Blair in The Exorcist (with excitement that is, not possession!) - plus a new previously unscreened title.
All for zip!
This will be accessible in the days leading up to the full event's official kick-off date of Wednesday 28 October (and will also include a short not previously screened at the HorrorFest)

Don't forget the 5 new Shadow Realm short film volumes available across the festival duation.!

Free Edition 2 includes:

WORST CASE SCENARIO 2
Directed by Richard Raaphorst
The second short prelude to what became the feature film Frankenstein’s Army.  They’re so cool, we had to use them both!
(Richard is currently working on a Worst Case Scenario graphic novel)

PAPA WRESTLING
Directed by Fernando Alle
After bullies steal his son's lunch-box, a retired wrestler goes on a violent rampage to avenge him and bring justice to the school.
Gory humour.
From the director of Mutant Blast screening at the HorrorFest across 30 - 31 October.

TERMINATRYX - “VIRUS”
Directed by Paul Blom
From the creators of the SA HorrorFest - a music video for their band Terminatryx. You may recognise parts of this from the werewolf scene in the HorrorFest promo clip.

AMOR SACRO
Directed by Javier Yañez Sanz
Lucia has a vocation, she is determined to share her life with God and she has only a few weeks left to finish her novitiate. Her motivation is to give all the love she carries within to the world. However, her ability to control her emotions will not be enough to her desire to love and someone will return to be with her and help her feel fulfilled, a being with a great heart but with mysterious intentions. 

LOOK TWICE
Directed by Kyle Wilson
A night surveillance security guard spots a trespasser on the property; then regrets grabbing their attention once he realises the intruder is paranormal…

TREEVENGE
Directed by Jason Eisner
A brilliantly different take on the Christmas tale.
Treevenge depicts Christmas from the perspective of sentient Christmas trees. After being hacked down and shipped to homes, they are subject to "humiliation" by humans, who decorated them and make them stand in their living rooms. The Christmas trees have had enough, and go on to massacre and kill an entire town as part of their uprising

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#ShakespearesShitstorm

#ShakespearesShitstorm

Festival Opener

WED 28 OCT - THUR 29 OCT

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Directed by Lloyd Kaufmann
Starring Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman, Erin Patrick Miller, Abraham Sparrow, Kate McGarrigle, Amanda Flowers, Frazer Brown, Dylan Greenberg

Two decades after "Tromeo and Juliet", Lloyd Kaufman and The Troma Team go Back to The Bard for a TROMAtic adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest". An hilarious trip into trademark Tromaville depravity that also takes a swipe at easily triggered woke culture.
With a crazy, vulgar sense of humour and political incorrectness, the always outspoken Troma team jabs on-line and outrage culture within the far-out parameters of Shakespeare! Beyond unique, be prepared for equal doses of shocks and laughs.
Not only do social justice warriors and puritans from both ends of the liberal and conservative spectrum get nailed, even big pharma isn't safe from the Troma attack.
After 45 years, Troma has not relented. John Waters will be proud!

African Premiere

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Antebellum ANTEBELLUM
Special Pre-Release Screening

THUR 29 OCT, 8:30pm

CINEMA SHOW ONLY at the LABIA THEATRE
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Catch this movie in cinema before its official release!

From the makers of GET OUT, US and BLACKkKLANSMAN.

Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future - before it's too late.
Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz) - best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice - write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the Academy Award winning films GET OUT and BLACKkKLANSMAN, Zev Foreman, Lezlie Wills, and Lionsgate for the terrifying new thriller ANTEBELLUM.

Directed by Gerard Bush & Chritsopher renz
Starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Tongayi Chirisa


(All Covid safety protocols are in place at the Labia Theatre, including socially distanced limited seating)


Shadow Realm Shorts 1

Shadow Realm Shorts 1
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
Volume 1


WED 28 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Various directors
Various stars

(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world from its debut until the festival's end)

The 5 Shadow Realm short film volumes each feature a uniquely assembled collection of short films from around the world, including the USA, Australia, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, France, Turkey, UK, Norway, Kuwait, Italy, Republic Of Korea, Germany, Israel, Russian Federation, Myanmar, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Denmark, Netherlands.

Vol. 1 titles include:

MARE
Directed by Guille Vázquez 
A young woman seeks out someone who has entered her house when she is between sleep and vigil. Based on Henry Fuseli's painting 'The Nightmare', 'Mare' depicts a sleep paralysis as told by the incubus myth.

NOM
Directed by Angel Hernández Suarez
An old cyclist sets off on a last journey with an uncertain end...

BRUTAL REALTY INC.
Directed by Erik Boccio
"Brutal Realty, Inc." is an absurd Black Metal farce from award winning director Erik Boccio and starring actor/musician London May of Glenn Danzig's Samhain. The fim also features Sarah Burns from HBO’s “Barry” and a decimating musical score from renowned metal producer Sanford Parker & Dallas Thomas of Pelican.  The Summoner is a heavy metal demon rocker, but that's just his day job. He works a 9 to 5 like every other average Joe (or in this case average ghoul). He's become a little disappointed with his direction in life. He wants to be more than just a weapon wielded for evil and rock, and would like to focus on his true passion: flipping houses. But soon enough an attack from a vicious gang of realtors forces him to embrace his awesome powers of destruction, and gain the confidence to achieve his dreams.

TRANSFERENCE
Directed by Henk Pretorius
Rita is married to Eddie, an abusive husband, who severely punished her for having an affair. She plots a delightfully horrific revenge to get him back that involves an ancient ritual.
SA-born director Henk Pretorius' feature film The Unfamiliar also streams at theis year's HorrorFest.

NOT ALONE
Directed by Yeskendir Kazbek and Fıat Taymaz
In a world of zombie invasion, a lonely little girl hides herself at home. Soon she finds out that she is not alone in the empty house. A terrifying chase is about to begin.

DIBBUK
Directed by Dayan David Oualid
Dan, a pious man who lives on the fringe of his community, the Jewish community of the nineteenth district of Paris, is summoned by Sarah to check on her husband Eli, obviously not in its normal state. Dan then unites a "Minyan", an office with ten people of Israelite confession, to perform an exorcism according to a precise and gruelling rite.

THE LAMB
Directed by Richie Valentino
This classic tale of a lamb and wolf takes a turn slightly obscure from its average known story. Set in a desert landscape, Lambs travel to and from their destinations stopping for water along the way. It's been many years and generations since the Lambs' began this journey, but this is the first Lamb attempting the path suffering a slight handicap. In this tale, there is a message to be heard and sometimes that message needs to be pushed just a little harder to be understood. 
A lamb with a twitch, a lamb that's not quite there, others who care and a wolf who's hunger just does not listen.

REKHNEH
Directed by Majid Mohammaddoust
A girl takes an Uber to go home. On the way, the driver starts talking and creates an atmosphere that is intolerable for the girl. But the driver's art is in creating such a situation that the girl can't make any certain decision.

15 SECOND HORROR CHALLENGE Best of
Various directors.
A fantastic collection of the best 15 Second Horror Challenge entries, from creepy and weird to crazy and funny. Includes Horror celebrity judges favourite lists at the end.

RAINY SEASON
Directed by Patrick Haischberger 
A young couple is taking a time-out from city life in a country house. They get warned by locals about the upcoming night - which is called 'Rainy Season'. A phenomenon that repeats itself every seven years and will seek its casualties... Script based on the short story of Stephen King.


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Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
(100th Anniversary)


With a new live soundtrack performed by
The Makabra Ensemble


SAT 31 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by Robert Wiene
Starring Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Feher,Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger, Gilda Langer

(Global Horrorfest: This film will be available to view in all territories around the world across the duration of the festival)

This classic 1920 silent film from the German Expressionism era celebrates its centenary!
The movie features the new soundtrack performance by The Makabra Ensemble from the group's live performance at the 2007 South African HorrorFest (visuals of the performers included on-screen).

At a carnival in Germany, Francis and his friend Alan encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari. The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare, a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true - making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him as more mysterious atrocities unfold?

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Bad Candy

BAD CANDY

SAT 7 NOV - MON 9 NOV

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Directed by Scott Hansen
Starring Corey Taylor, Zach Galligan, Michael Aaron Milligan, Samantha Noel Van Sickle, Riley Sutton

(This film will only be available to view in Africa territories for a 3-day period)

Bad Candy follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it's a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?

Features Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor as DJ Chilly Billy.

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Deathcember

DEATHCEMBER

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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24 International Directors
Starring Barbara Crampton, Brianna Barnes, Sean Bridgers, Johnny Vivash, Barbara Magnolfi, AJ Bowen

There are more terrifying Christmas horrors than Boney M playing in the shopping mall a month too soon!
DEATHCEMBER returns with an expanded format of two parts and extra content, for those who missed it last year!

The advent-themed Horror Anthology features 24 chapters by a variety of international directors, including Dominic Saxl, Michael Varrati, Lazar Bodroža, Florian Frerichs, Isaac Ezban, Sonia Escolano, Bob Pipe, Steve De Roover, Jürgen Kling, Ama Lea, Sadrac González-Perellón, Julian Richards, Lee Sang-woo, Vivienne Vaughn, Ruggero Deodato, Sam Wineman, Andreas Marschall, Lucky McKee, Milan Todorovicu769 , Pollyanna (The Walking Dead) McIntosh, Rémi Fréchette, Jason A. Rostovsky, John Cook Lynch, Trent Haaga, Annika Marx, BJ Colangelo, Zach Shildwachter and Alyosha Saari.

From Giallo-inspired vibes to stop-motion, Japanese ghost tales and beyond, every corner of the horror genre gets explored along the Christmas theme. Yes, expect a psycho Santa!
Starring scream queen legend Barbara Crampton, Brianna Barnes (THE DAY), Sean Bridgers (DEADWOOD), Johnny Vivash (BOOK OF MONSTERS), Barbara Magnolfi (Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA) and AJ Bowen (YOU’RE NEXT).

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Hail To The Deadites

HAIL TO THE DEADITES

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by Steve Villeneuve

Starring Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Chris Alexander, Betsy Baker, Martin Bruyère, Tom Sullivan, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Bill Moseley

(This documentary will be open to watch across the full festival period)

A documentary about the EVIL DEAD fans.
As a longtime fan of the classic Sam Raimi Evil Dead movies, filmmaker Steve Villeneuve ventured out to explore the fandom around these unique movies and its central character Ash (played with such gusto by Bruce Campbell).

Across conventions and film festivals, he tracks down cast and crew, and the most rabid fans and cosplayers to shed light on this immortal obsession - and oh yes, it includes the zombie slaying king, Mr. Campbell himself, baby! plus Ted Raimi, Chris Alexander, Betsy Baker, Martin Bruyère, Tom Sullivan, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Dan Hicks, Sarah Berry, Richard Domeier, John Fallon and others.

(HorrorFest regulars will remember Villeneuve from his indie horror filmmaking documentary Under The Scares, selected for the festival a decade ago)

African Premiere

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Dreamland
DREAMLAND

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by Bruce McDonald
Starring Stephen McHattie, Henry Rollins, Juliette Lewis, Lisa Houle, Tomas Lemarquis, Astrid Roos

(This film will be open to watch across the duration of the festival)

Dreamland features the legendary Henry Rollins in the role of an unscrupulous gangster in the process of arranging a young bride for a vampire's wedding! He also hires a stone cold killer to bring him the finger of a fading, drug-addicted jazz legend. Stephen McHattie delivers a great dual role as both the hitman and his target, with Juliette Lewis her fantastic self. Great locations include Luxembourg and Belgium.

From the director of Pontypool - for those with a taste for cinema in the vein of Twin Peaks.

African Premiere

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The Dawn

THE DAWN

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by Brandon Slagle
Starring Devanny Pinn, Ryan Kiser, Heather Wynters, Stacey Dash

(This film will be available across the full festival period)

Following the murder of her family at the hands of her father in the wake of World War I, a young woman is sent to live in a convent. However, her demons follow and manifest themselves in ways which bring the nightmares of her past with her.

Features actors from American Horror Story, Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, Gangster Land, Clueless etc.

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Fornacis

FORNACIS

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by Aurélia Mengin
Starring Anna D'Annunzio, Emmanuel Bonami, Aurélia Mengin, Alexandre Billaudaz, Aliénor Billaudaz

In this darkly sensual mystery, Anya, a mourning woman, drives to the unknown in her vintage car, a 1961 Facel Vega. Her only traveling companion is a mysterious urn. Consumed by sadness and loneliness, Anya falls into a confused world, where her memories and her fantasies are blended.

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The Great Buddha Arrival

THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Director Hiroto Yokokawa
Starring Akira Takarada, Peggy Neal, Akira Kubo, Yukiko Kobayashi, Yoshiro Uchida, Yukijiro Hotaru, Shelley Sweeney, Toshi Toda, Yuki Morita, Inge Murata, Philip Granger, Ippei Osako, Momoko Iwata, Jun'ichiro Nirasawa, Yoshihiko Otsuki, Robert Scott Field, Norman England

(Global Horrorfest: This film will be available to view in all territories around the world for the duration of the festival)

A gigantic statue of Buddha awakens and goes on a trek across Japan while the world watches in awe. Featuring an all-star cast of beloved actors from kaiju cinema's history. A mash-up of mockumentary and homage to the genesis of the classic giant monster kaiju films, and a modern day reboot of the long lost, and quite possibly first daikaiju film, classic Daibutsu Kaikoku (1934) is a must-see love letter to kaiju cinema. Made with oversight from the grandson of Yoshiro Edamasa, director of the original 1934 film.

The Shurakuen Buddha statue, located in Aichi, suddenly springs to his feet and wanders around Nagoya city. A mash-up of mockumentary and homage to the genesis of the classic giant monster kaiju films, and a modern day reboot of the long lost, and quite possibly first daikaiju film, classic Daibutsu Kaikoku (1934) is a must-see love letter to kaiju cinema. Made with oversight from the grandson of Yoshiro Edamasa, director of the original 1934 film, it features an all-star cast of beloved actors from kaiju cinema's history.

Featuring many legendary kaiju film actors including: Akira Takarada, Peggy Neal, Akira Kubo, Yukiko Kobayashi, Yoshiro Uchida, Yukijiro Hotaru, Shelley Sweeney, Toshi Toda, Yuki Morita, Inge Murata, Philip Granger, Ippei Osako, Momoko Iwata, Jun'ichiro Nirasawa, Yoshihiko Otsuki, Robert Scott Field, Norman England and so many more!

African Premiere

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Necropolis Legion

NECROPOLIS: LEGION

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by Chris Alexander
Starring Augie Duke, Ali Chappell, Lynn Lowry

(Global Horrorfest: This film will be available to view in all territories around the world across the duration of the festival)

A re-imagining of the 1986 Empire Pictures exploitation movie classic, NECROPOLIS: LEGION tells the tale of satanic vampire sorceress Eva, whose sexually-charged midnight rituals are interrupted when God-fearing local villagers burst into her lair to stop her.

Features stars from movies like Hell’s Kitty, Burning Kentucky, Beauty and the Beast, Psycho Biddies, Cronenberg's Shivers and Romero's The Crazies.
This year we get to screen not one, but two Full Moon productions!

World Festival Premiere

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76 Horror Book Store

No. 76, HORROR BOOKSTORE: Tin of Fear

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by David Chuang
Starring Joe Zhang, Rexen Cheng, Esther Huang, Annie Chen, Eric Lin, Cincin Jao

(This film will be available across the full festival period)

No. 76 Horror Bookstore is adapted from four unique, well-spread, spine-tingling carefully curated and produced online stories, including
- Rent
- Hunger
- Hide and Seek
- Taxi

African Premiere

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Tales Of The Uncanny


TALES OF THE UNCANNY:
The Ultimate Survey of Anthology Film


SUN 1 NOV - FRI 13 NOV

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Directed by David Gregory
Starring Eli Roth, Joe Dante, Mark Hartley, Mick Garris, Ernest Dickerson

(This film will be available across the full festival period)

What began as a modest Bonus Feature for the Special Edition Blu-ray of THE THEATRE BIZARRE became – when Covid hit – an international Zoom-enabled feature-length documentary on the evolution, challenges and all-time Top 5 greatest anthologies – and segments – in horror. 

Severin Films chief David Gregory and House Of Psychotic Women author Kier-La Janisse query a global roster of more than 60 horror writers, directors and scholars that include Eli Roth, Joe Dante, Mark Hartley, Mick Garris, Ernest Dickerson, Joko Anwar, Ramsey Campbell, David DeCoteau, Kim Newman, Jovanka Vuckovic, Luigi Cozzi, Tom Savini, Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Brian Yuzna, Gary Sherman, Rebekah McKendry and Peter Strickland in a candid discussion of the very best portmanteaus in fright film/TV history.

The film leads us from the very first examples of the anthology film in early cinema, right up to the present day - without forgetting of course the endearing impact that the likes of Vincent Price and Peter Cushing had in creating some of the most memorable classic films ever made.   

African Premiere

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Parallel Minds

PARALLEL MINDS

WED 28 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

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Directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden
Starring Greg Bryk, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Neil Napier, Madison Walsh, Michelle Thrush, Wilma Pelly, Chelsea Anne Green, Olivia Duke, Sam Duke, Stephane Legault, Tom Carey, Austin Siever, Imajyn Cardinal

(This film will be available across the full festival period)

The programmer of a self-aware AI computer suicides or gets murdered. Her colleague and a police detective investigate.

In the near future, technology firm Red-Eye is on the verge of developing a revolutionary contact lens that records human sight to replicate memories. The device uses an artificially engineered intelligence known as U.R.M.
When the company’s lead researcher is strangely murdered at the time of the technology’s release, Thomas Elliot, an old-fashioned police detective investigates with intrepid researcher Margo Elson who are drawn into searching deeper to apprehend the illusive digital shapeshifter.

Both soon are terrifyingly threatened by memories of their past the deeper they continue to seek in uncovering what this dangerous artificial intelligence is trying to consume.

African Premiere

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Blade

BLADE: The Iron Cross

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Directed by John Lechago
Starring Tania Fox, Roy Abramsohn, Griffin Blazi, Jarrell Hall, Bobby Ree

(Global Horrorfest: This film will be available to view in all territories around the world across the duration of the festival)

The Puppet Master legacy is unstoppable!
In 1945 a psychic war journalist gains a telekinetic link to a murderous puppet and uses its help to sabotage a top secret Nazi experiment that involves using a Death Ray to transform people into zombies!
Finally, after 16 years of the festival, this is the first time we get to include a Full Moon production!

Director John Lechago is known for the Killjoy killer clown series.

World Festival Premiere

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Slashening

SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING

WED 28 OCT - 13 NOV

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Director Brandon Bassham
Starring Addie Weyrich, Rasheda Crockett, Carl Foreman Jr., Justin James Lang, Rasheda Crockett

(This film will be available across the full festival period)

An hilariously crude and schlocky take on the slasher film.

Five years after "The Slashening", 22-year-old Madison Santangeli moves to Brooklyn to start a new life in the wake of her father's suicide. But a series of murders committed by a familiar masked killer starts happening around her. Is it coincidence or is someone sending a message?

African Premiere

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Space Vampire

SPACE VAMPIRE

WED 28 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

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Directed by Chris Alexander
Starring Ali Chappell, Cheryl Singleton

(Global Horrorfest: This film will be available to view in all territories around the world for the duration of the festival)

This year we have two offerings from Chris Alexander! (his past movies Queen Of Blood and Female Werewolf screening at our previous editions)
In this surreal exploration, a woman plagued by violent visions walks the world alone as if in a dream.
A multi-media meditation trip on the vampire.

African Premiere

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Woman Of The Photographs

WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

WED 28 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

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Directed by Takeshi Kushida
Starring Hideki Nagai, Itsuki Otaki, Toshiaki Inomata, Toki Koinuma

(This film will be available across the full festival period)

A more subtle exploration reflecting on the horror of our own psyche.

A misogynistic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, this one confused about her self-identity and self-esteem, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his photographic retouching skills.
One day, middle-aged photographer and retouching artist Kai encounters Kyoko, a beautiful woman and model with a huge and ugly scar on her body. She asks Kai if he can erase the scar in her photographs of herself and create a perfect and flawless body by his retouching skills. Kyoko is fascinated by her new perfect looks in her photographs. At the same time, she is hesitant to show the world and her fans her ideal figures as in her photographs or to show her real self, scars and all. She is torn between the two selves and falls into confusion. Kai feels that only he can salvage Kyoko from her anguishes, and he is determined to love her at all costs, even if it means death to him.
WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS” is a film that depicts the fascination and the passion in this encounter between two people awakening for the first time, to love and empathy.
To love oneself requires more effort than to love another human being. However, when we meet others who need us for their own efforts to achieve happiness and sincerity, we help ourselves in the process. “WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS” is a story of the joyful transformation of two lonely people who are awakened to love and humanity through caring for each other.

African Premiere

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Snails Club

SNAILS CLUB (Il Cerchio delle Lumache)

THUR 29 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

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Directed by Michele Senesi
Starring Mauro Negri, Valentina Lauducci, Mascia Antonelli
(This film will be open to watch across the duration of the festival)

A unique Italian trip centred around the single location after a car crash...

For two years the Italian region of Marche had some serious happenings: the 2016 earthquake, the murder of Pamela Mastropietro, the fascist terrorist attack by Luca Train,i and the antiracist demonstration of 30,000 in Macerata. During this time and place the misadventures of Marco take place, the victim of a car accident.

"After the previous choral movie - with an enormous amount of locations, editing cuts and actors - we’ve chosen, to avoid mannerism, to work in a totally new way: a few locations, 3 main characters, quiet rhythm, attention to the suggestions and to the atmospheres, with a macroscopic work upon the power of the off-screen."

This visually fascinating movie is hard to define - not a straight "horror", but an visually striking analysis of a very horrific situation... It focuses on the surroundings of the post-crash Marco lying helpless in an isolated area, the film adopting a pre-existent genre, and for the first time totally subverting its structural foundations.

In the early years of the Horrorfest, we also had the world premiere of Michele Senesi's movie Bumba Atomika, and here we're doing it again!

Africa Premiere

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Skull

SKULL

THUR 29 OCT - FRI 30 OCT

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Written & Directed by Armando Fonseca, Kapel Furman
Starring Rurik Jr., Wilton Andrade, Natallia Rodrigues, Ivo Müller, Ricardo Gelli, Guta Ruiz, Gilda Nomacce, Tristan Aronovich

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour window)

In the year 1944, an artifact is used in a military experiment. The artifact is the Mask of Anhangá, the executioner of Tahawantinsupay, a Pre-Columbian God. The experiment fails. When the Mask arrives at Sao Paulo, it possesses a body and starts to commit visceral sacrifices on vengeance for the incarnation of its God, initiating a blood bath.

The cop investigating these gruesome crimes has her beliefs challenged in this mystical slasher film set in the city of Sao Paulo.

African Premiere

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Shadow Realm Shorts 2

Shadow Realm Shorts 2

SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
Volume 2

THUR 29 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

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Various directors
Various stars
(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world for the duration of the festival)

Various directors
Various stars
(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world for the duration of the festival)

This 2nd collection of short films will feature a new batch of shorts covering a range of horror / chiller sub-genres, compiled in a feature length presentation to knock your socks off!

Vol. 2 titles include:

SLEEP TIGHT
Directed by Michael Seabolt
Preston’s adoptive parents Daniel and Kate think that he is just going through a phase, but Kate fears it may be more because of Preston’s haunted past. Are the monsters in Preston’s closet his past coming back to haunt him? Or is it just another kid with an over active imagination? One thing is for sure, its going to be a night everyone will remember

WELL 
Directed by Diego Puertas
A man wakes up in shock in the bottom of a well. No memories of how he got there. He's cold. It's dark and there's water all around him. He tries to climb the wall with his bare hands, but every time he ends up falling back into the water. Time is ticking away and his anxiety is on the rise. Then, a figure leans in at the top of the well...

HOSPITAL DUMPSTER DIVERS
Directed by Anders Elsrud Hultgreen
Chaos breaks out at the hospital when a mutant dumpster troll is accidentally brought to life, as a result of shoddy waste management, by the shuffle dancing young man Rasmus.

SHADOW AT THE DOOR
Directed by Roshni "Rush" Bhatia
In Roshni Bhatia’s short film, Shadow at the Door, a troubled young woman searches for an intruder in her home unaware that what she’s really looking for may be something she refuses to see.

PIRABOK
Directed by Ferman Narin
Hatice lives in the field with her two children and lives hand to mouth. One day, the shepherd of the village, Recep, is killed by Pirabok. After this incident, families of children send them from the village. Hatice and her children, who are alone in the village, face the curse of Pirabok.

EVENFALL
Directed by Dean Butler 
A widower with supernatural abilities helps a local detective save her daughter from dark forces.

THE CHRYSALIS
Directed by Michael Squid
A young man moves in with his mother, a retired entomologist, to assist her battle with dementia. His stay quickly descends into a nightmare as his mother's aggression and strange behavior gives light to something more insidious at play.

EXISTE!
Directed by Luca Zuberbühler 
An old theatre is about to be demolished. A construction worker enters the crumbling building to check if there is anyone left inside. In his search, he strays into a mystical, fragile world until he finds himself in the face of the theatre’s core.

THE DEVIL'S HARVEST
Directed by Robert Dee 
The Devil's Harvest tells one man's story about the return of the repressed. David struggles with his new identity as a father and begins to withdraw into the lonely comforts of drink. Late one night he is visited by a demonic entity from his childhood. An Old God of the forest, the entity has returned to exact a price for a long forgotten bargain. Before he has a chance to comprehend what is happening David is dragged back into his past where he must relive both the consequences of his devilish bargain and the repressed horrors of his own family. The idea for The Devil's Harvest came from a desire to combine my love of folk horror with my fascination for the uncanny.


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Mutant Blast

MUTANT BLAST

FRI 30 OCT - SAT 31 OCT

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Directed by Fernando Alle
Starring Maria Leite, Pedro Barão Dias, Mário Lobo, Clemente Santos, Fernando Ramos, João Vilas, Joaquim Guerreiro, Mário Oliveira, Sofia Reis, Vanda R. Rodrigues

(This film will be accessible for a 48 hour period)

After a nuclear strike wipes out most of a city, a group of survivors find themselves in an epic fight for their lives.
Pedro awakens with a hangover to a world apocalypse, and inadvertently teams up with Maria, a fearless soldier. She is in charge of securing TS-347, a man with superhuman strength, and is pursued by a military cell responsible for scientific experiments that have resulted in a zombie apocalypse.

Portugal's most unique filmmaker brings you one of the most far-out Sci-Fi / Horror movies you're likely to see. Mutants, zombies, reluctant heroes and even a lobster in a suit fill up the screen with hilarious gory practical special effects, and endless funny moments all playing out in an (accidental) apocalypse!

Filled with gory mutant humour, this is too much fun to miss out on - from a rat mutating out of someone's hand to a giant lobster in a business suit and a dolphin man with a samurai sword fighting it out on the beach! - and plenty of exploding heads!

HorrorFest regulars will know director Fernando Alle from his crazy short films Papa Wrestling and Banana Motherf *cker!

African Premiere

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Shadow Realm Shorts 3

Shadow Realm Shorts 3

SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
Volume 3

FRI 30 OCT - FRI 13 NOV

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Various directors
Various stars
(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world for the duration of the festival)

Volume 3 of the Shadow Realm short films will deliver another great punch of movies from around the world.

Vol. 3 titles include:

ABRACITOS
Directed by Tony Morales
A terrible phone call in the middle of the night shakes Laura's world. Meanwhile, little Ainara plays in her room. The appearance of an unknown being will test the mental and emotional stability of the two sisters.

THE FISH-MAN COMETH
Directed by Emery Mulligan 
An esteemed psychologist travels to the sleepy mountain town of Olmstead to investigate rumors surrounding the mysterious attack on a sailor's young ward.

SMILES
Directed by Javier Chavanel
Borja is about to meet his girlfriend´s parents. This is meant to be a tricky moment and even awkward. However, he hasn´t even imagined what he´s going to suffer next. The best way to overcome the situation: to give smile and wait.

NECKKILLER 2
Directed by Sean Kurosawa
Oneday crime Youtuber Yoneko was sending e-mail, from regend rubber sirialkiller Neckkiller! Yoneko reported with cameraman Ken but that was opening the death and fright door.

THE NOT SO BRIGHT VAMPIRE
Directed by Nick & Jim Zounis
The brief tale of a not so bright but curious Vampire and his sudden awareness to pain

HUMAN TRASH
Directed by Aitor Almuedo Esteban
A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.

Midnight Movie: MAGNUM OPUS
Directed by Myriam Khammassi
In his quest for the perfect sculpture, aiming to reproduce the human body and especially the flesh, Slim, a sculptor, will go as far as kill to create the perfect exposure, the perfect mix between pulp and clay.

THE DEVIL'S HARP
Directed by Alex Enriquez Drummond
A love for music goes too far.

EL SÍNDROME DEL ÁRTICO
Directed by Borja Echeverria Lamata
Silvia returns after two years working in the arctic to meet for the first time her niece, Angela. Her sister Luz and her brother in law Fer don't realize the estrange -and maybe satanic- things that happen around the little girl...

WAKING NIGHTMARE
Directed by Justin Moriarty
A woman's struggle against her mind while discerning what's real and what's simply a dream.

CULPA
Directed by Miguel Ferrer 
A print-shop worker finds out the hard way that if you let it, guilt, will kill you.


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The Horror Crowd

THE HORROR CROWD

SAT 31 OCT, 6pm - Midnight

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Directed by Ruben Pla
Starring Darren Lynn Bousman, Lin Shaye, Russell Mulcahy, Oren Peli, Greg Grunberg, Ernest Dickerson, Mike Mendez, Axelle Carolyn

(1 screening only on Halloween night, Sat 31 Oct, accessible between 6pm to midnight!)

A revealing, intimate documentary spotlighting the Hollywood horror community, covering such wide-ranging topics as Being The Weird Kid, Sparking The Imagination, Women In Horror, Race Relations, Helping Each Other, Film Festivals, and The Dark Side.

Includes interviews and insights from filmmakers (writers, producers, directors and actors) involved with Blumhouse Productions, the Saw-, Final Destination-, Paranormal Activity-, Sharknado- and Insidious franchises, moviemakers responsible for films like The Taking Of Deborah Logan, Big Ass Spider, Tales Of Halloween, TV shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Sabrina, and lesser known indies like Slay Belles.

Directed by Ruben Pla (also known for his acting roles in Insidious, Malignant, Big Ass Spider, 24, The Practice)

African Premiere

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Yummy

YUMMY

SAT 31 OCT - SUN 1 NOV

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Directed by Lars Damoiseaux
Starring Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans, Joshua Rubin

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour timeframe)

A young couple travels to a shady Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift.

Wandering through an abandoned ward the boyfriend stumbles upon a young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she's the result of experimental rejuvenation treatment. He frees her but doesn't realize she’s patient zero and he just caused the outbreak of a virus that will change the doctors, patients, and his mother-in-law into bloodthirsty zombies!

African Premiere

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Shadow Realm Shorts 4

Shadow Realm Shorts 4
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
Volume 4

SAT 31 OCT - FRI 13 NOV


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Various directors
Various stars

(Global Horrorfest: This short film collection will be available to view in all territories around the world for the duration of the festival)

3 short film volumes down, and 2 more to go!
Hello volume 4!
The variety of scary, creepy, crazy, unique and mind-blowing short films from indie filmmakers around the world always delivers, especially if you don't have the attention span to concentrate on a single story-line!

Vol. 4 titles include:

SLEEP NOW
Directed by Pål Gustavsen
A father is tucking his young son to bed. As the child tries to fall asleep, mysterious events take place, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and making the boy confront a tragic past. Sleep Now is a dark tale about loss, grief and guilt.

LILI
Directed by Yfke Van Berckelaer 
Lili (Lisa Smit – Netflix’s Ares) knows she has to nail this audition. The Man (Derek de Lint – Soldier of Orange/The Unbearable Lightness of Being) she auditions for, knows this too. Thus starts an uncomfortable cat and mouse game in this #metoo horror, about power, the misuse of power and female empowerment.

THE TAXI DEAD
Directed by Simon Lahm
A young guy named Paul tries to survive a zombie apocalypse in Bavaria. Together with his taxi driver, Karl, he has to fight several zombie attacks. And Paul is in a hurry because his girlfriend awaits him.

MIRROR ON THE WALL
Directed by Tarek Alduaij
In the middle of nowhere, a backpacker must face his greatest fear.

THE TELLTALE HEART - A Musicabre
Directed by Danny Ashkenasi
A musical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic horror story. A man is so disturbed by an old man's "vulture eye" he resolves to murder and dismember him. But the murderer is driven to madness and confession by the incessant beating of the victim's heart under the floor boards.

CARGO
Directed by Abhilash Chandra
A disheartened 12 year old boy encounters a dark supernatural force resting inside the cargo his unassuming father transports from the depths of a Malaysian palm oil plantation.

MISCONCEPTION
Directed by Richard Rowntree
A husband and wife talk at cross purposes via text messaging, resulting in a horrendous discovery for one of them.  A film about how easy it is to misinterpret written text without context, and how humans really need to learn how to communicate more efficiently!

LOW TIDE
Directed by Ian Hunt Duffy
Jack is excited to head out to sea on a fishing trip with his Dad. But things take a sudden dark turn when his Dad tells him there is a monster lurking beneath their boat and insists that Jack must go down in the water and face it head-on.

CHRISTMAS DINNER
Directed by Roberto Casañas
On the night of December 23, a day before Christmas Eve, a group of people gather to participate in a strange game, staged like a Christmas dinner. Five men and two women voluntarily flirt with the risk. Who are these people? Why are they there? What pushes them to put themselves in that situation? Are all participants fully aware of all the conditions of the game? Sitting at the same table will have to face each other before starting.


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Sacren

SACREN

SUN 1 NOV - FRI 5 NOV

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Directed by Alex Henderson
Starring Kelsi Umeko, Curtis McGann, Adam Nakanishi

(This film will only be available to access across 1 - 5 Nov)

We follow a young couple through suspenseful life and death situations. We start on Kate and David leaving the hospital after suffering the loss of their unborn baby. As they return back to their isolated house on the water, strange masked lunatics ascend...

African Premiere

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Clapboard Jungle

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE

SUN 1 NOV - TUES 3 NOV

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Directed by Justin McConnell
Starring Justin McConnell, Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter

(This film will be limited to a 3-day time window, Sun 1 Nov - Tues 3 Nov)

Surviving the independent film business.

This fascinating documentary on horror filmmaking features amazing genre names like Guillermo Del Toro, SA legend Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Chris Alexander, Charles Band, Dave Alexander, Tom Savini, the late great George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter and many more filmmakers whose movies have screened at the SA Horrorfest, like Chad Archibald, Karen Lam and others.
An enlightening, informative, uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking documentary that looks at the ups and downs of indie horror filmmaking, from the filmmaker's personal perspective.
(past productions by McConnell screened at the SA HorrorFest include Lifechanger)

African Premiere

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Shadow Realm Shorts 5

Shadow Realm Shorts 5
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION
Volume 5


SUN 1 NOV - FRI 13 NOV

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Various directors
Various stars

(This short film collection will only be available for Africa territory for the duration of the festival)

The 5th and final volume in the Shadow Realm Short Film Collections wraps this exciting set of bite sized entertainment with a bang.
Not to be missed.

Vol. 5 titles include:

THE SPIRITUALIST
Directed by Marc Carreté
In the 50s, a spiritualist photographer arrives in a small rural town to investigate the sudden presence of an evil entity.

SHHHH
Directed by Jonathan Mordechay
It was supposed to be another ordinary evening for the couple who just had a cute baby. Father just came home from work, mother got up make dinner, but most importantly - don't wake up the baby who just fell asleep because things can go wrong beyond imagination.

EXIT
Directed by Ivan Basov
A trio of construction workers discovers an impossible spatial anomaly in the house they're renovating: a regular closet has turned into a hallway into the darkest unknown. Led by its foreman, who isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, the team decides to brave the anomaly on their own: a choice that spirals the status quo out of control and straight into the realm of the bizarre.

TANGLED
Directed by M. Neo
A woman in a house, reliving series of identical events, her lover, and something that is in the house.

FAIR PREY
Directed by Ryan Rosenblum
An unfaithful man gets more than he bargained for.

ROOKIE BABY
Directed by Tony Báez Milán
A rookie cop who behaves like a child is sent on a mysterious assignment

PERSONAE 
Directed by Rémy Rondeau
Anna is a young aspiring actress. Living in a small and old apartment in the projects and failing all her castings next to more talented young girls, she dreams of being someone else and living another life. During a movie casting, she steals an expensive purse belonging to one of the contestants. Inside of it, she finds a letter informing its rightful owner that her biological parents have revealed their identities. 
This is the opportunity for Anna to play a role hopefully rewarded with a cash prize. 
Unfortunately for Anna, she is going to learn the hard way that it is dangerous to play with someone else’s identity.

THE HUNTER 
Directed by Jero Yun
Cannibals in Korea.

SCRIPT
Directed by Piero Cannata
Two screenwriters, a ghost story, the night that goes on. Who will put an end to this?

HONOUR THY MOTHER
Directed by Yinghui Fu
Liz is homeless, living life adrift. In a moment of despair and loneliness, she returns home after many years to her God-fearing mother and discovers time has changed more than she ever could have imagined.


When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at
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The Truth Will Out

THE TRUTH WILL OUT

MON 2 NOV - FRI 13 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Sam Mason Bell & Jessica Hunt
Starring Jessica Hunt, Kevin Cordell, Suki Jones, Kayla Charlton, Sam Mason Bell, Jackson Batchelor

(Global Horrorfest: This film will be available to view in all territories around the world from its debut until the festival closing)

Thomas Laboss the host of Hard Streets Uk, hits the road interviewing families and different culture across the UK, uncovering the truth and being his usual exploitive self, but theres something a lil bit more sinister about this particular family, and he may not get out of this one alive.

A british docu-horror inspired by the #metoo movement.

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Toxico

TOXICO

MON 2 NOV - TUES 3 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Ariel Martínez Herrera
Starring Jazmín Stuart, Agustín Rittano, Victoria Cabada, Sebastián Carbone,
Marcelo D'Andrea, Miriam Elizabeth de Luca, Betiana Frías

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour timeframe)

In the midst of an insomnia pandemic that gradually rises to the dimension of a global catastrophe, Laura and Augusto flee from the city in their motorhome in an attempt to get away from chaos.

As they travel along the road, the world becomes a stranger and more dangerous place. Finally, Laura reveals something that changes their entire perspective.

The road becomes increasingly uninhabited, silence grows stronger, and it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish reality from waking dreams.

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Origin Unknown

ORIGIN UNKOWN (Sin Origen)

TUES 3 NOV - WED 4 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Rigoberto Catañeda
Starring Daniel Martinez Martínez, Lissete Morelos, Paulina Gil, Arap Bethke, Ramón Medina, Horacio Garcia Rojas García Rojas

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour time frame)

When a former drug-runner tries to buy his way out of the Cartels, he expects trouble. Bringing his family into a safehouse surrounded by armed guards, a little girl breaches the perimeter. Not long after bringing her in, a group of unknown assailants with near-mystical powers come after her, and it quickly seems that an armoured compound filled with soldiers might not be enough…

Rigoberto Catañeda's previous work include Netflix series, Diablero and KM-31, which was the highest-grossing film of 2007 in Mexico, and still stands as the number one box-office Mexican horror film of all time.

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






The Unfamiliar

THE UNFAMILIAR

WED 4 NOV - THUR 5 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Henk Pretorius
Starring Jemima West, Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen, Harry McMillan-Hunt, Rachel Lin, Tori Butler-Hart, Ben Lee, Guy Warren-Thomas

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour time frame)

A British Army doctor comes back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD, only to discover that there is a more daunting malevolence at work, making the life that she knew, unfamiliar.

Incorporating ominous Hawaiian mythology, The Unfamiliar is SA-born Henk Pretorius' first British feature film. Henk has refined his skill as a filmmaker on some of South Africa's most loved comedies and dramatic features.

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Benny Loves You

BENNY LOVES YOU

THUR 5 NOV - FRI 6 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Written & Directed by Karl Holt
Starring Karl Holt, Claire Cartwright, George Collie, James Parsons

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour time frame)

After the accidental death of his parents, Jack must sell his family home and start a new life. Cleaning out the house, Jack trashes his family belongings including his beloved childhood stuffed animal, Benny. It’s a move that turns deadly as Benny springs to life, not a happy bear…

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Toxic Avenger

THE TOXIC AVENGER

FRI 6 NOV - SAT 7 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Hertz
Starring Mark Torgl, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist

(This film will only be accessible within a 48 hour timeframe)

Do yourself a favour and line-up your own double feature with Toxie I and II !

This 1984 Troma classic is probably the first superhero / black comedy / splatter film, and is as ever-green as Toxie himself!

Melvin is a 98-pound weakling who works as a janitor at a health club in the fictional town of Tromaville, New Jersey, where the customers (particularly Bozo, Slug, Wanda and Julie harass him constantly. His tormentors become more violent, even deliberately killing a young boy on a bike with their car and taking photos of the carnage afterward.

One day, they prank Melvin, which results in him landing in a drum of toxic waste, which sets him on fire, the chemicals causing him to transform into a hideously deformed creature - but he is also gifted with superhuman size and strength! let the vengeance begin!

We're excited to get to screen both the first Toxic Avenger and its sequel, perfect for a double feature!

First time featured at any South African festival


When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Toxic Avenger 2
THE TOXIC AVENGER Part II

FRI 6 NOV - SAT 7 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


(This film will only be accessible within a 48 hour timeframe)

Do yourself a favour and line-up your own double feature with Toxie I and II !

The 1989 sequel is as much gory and hilarious fun as its predecessor (some would argue it's even better!) Here Melvin (aka Toxie) still protects the citizens of Tromaville from evil, including the nasty Apocalypse Inc. (including stopping a barrage of goons from destroying his girlfriend's school for the blind).

Toxie also ends up on a quest, traveling to Japan to meet his father, but the Tromatons in his body keep reacting to evil, forcing him to bash the culprits' heads and ripping off limbs!

If you haven't seen these B-movie gems, do yourself a favour and watch them as a double feature. You can thank us later!

First time featured at any South African festival


When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 





Sky Sharks

SKY SHARKS

CINEMA
FRI 6 NOV, 8:30pm - Labia Theatre
BOOK NOW for Cinema Tickets


VIRTUAL
SAT 7 NOV - SUN 8 NOV
Book & Watch On-Line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


(This film will have one cinema screening, followed by a limited 48 hour streaming timeframe)

Iron Sky meets Frankenstein's Army meets Sharknado!

A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2. Deep in the ice, they accidentally awaken a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air.

Sky Sharks SA HorrorFest


An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realizes they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen....

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest


Directed by Marc Fehse
Starring Tony Todd, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Robert LaSardo, Eva Habermann, Barbara Nedeljakova, Thomas Morris

 





Last Word Last House On The Left THE LAST WORD
ON THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

(documentary)

ONLY ONE CINEMA SCREENING (NO STREAMING)
SUN 8 NOV, 8:30pm - Labia Theatre
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A retrospective look at the lineage and legacy of Wes Craven's classic film The Last House On The Left (1972), discussing the slate of Italian spin-off films that followed in the seventies and eighties, through to the controversial 2009 remake.

Directed by Calum Waddell
Starring Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, Steve Miner, David Hess, Jonathan Craven, Kim Newman

(All Covid safety protocols are in place at the Labia Theatre, including socially distanced limited seating)




Yje Oak Room

THE OAK ROOM

SUN 8 NOV - TUES 10 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Cody Calahan
Starring RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Ari Millen, Nicholas Campbell, Martin Roach, Avery Esteves

(This film will have a limited viewing time window of three days)

In this dark chiller, during a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.

Features RJ Mitte from Breaking Bad.

From SA HorrorFest alumni & award winners of movies screened at the event in the past, including The Heretics, I'll Take Your Dead, Let Her Out, Bed Of The Dead.

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 





Stay Out Of The Attic

STAY OUT OF THE ATTIC

MON 9 NOV - TUES 10 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Jerren Lauder
Starring Ryan Francis, Michael Flynn, Morgan Alexandria, Avery Pizzuto

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour timeframe)

A diverse group of ex-cons-turned-movers are convinced by their creepy client, Vern Muller, to pull an all-nighter for a generous pay bump.

As the night progresses and rooms are cleared, they slowly uncover the horrors that exist inside his old Victorian mansion, which include boobytraps, human experimentation, Nazi monsters and more. Will they survive the night?

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






To Kill A Dragon
TO KILL A DRAGON

TUES 10 NOV - WED 11 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Jimena Monteoliva
Starring Justina Bustos, Cecilia Cartasegna, Querelle Delage, Luis Machín, Guillermo Pfening

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour timefame)

Elena is kidnapped at seven years old and (literally) taken to Hell. Twenty-five years later she returns home and is reunited with Facundo, her older brother. He includes her in his life, but Elena brings to her family the terror of the past she lived. Based on a nightmare, Kill the Dragon is a dramatic and fantastic horror story about a family living on the edge of Paradise and Hell.

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Spare Parts SPARE PARTS

THUR 12 NOV - FRI 13 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Andrew Thomas Hunt
Starring Julian Richings, Michelle Argyris, Emily Alatalo, Jason Rouse, Kiriana Stanton, Chelsea Muirhead, Ryan Allen, Kathryn Kohut

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour timeframe)

In a godforsaken bar in the middle of nowhere – an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, rip the stage apart with their punk spirit. Their performance impresses an enthusiastic fan who lures the girls into a trap, sedates them, and starts… customizing them.

The four wake up with an axe, drill or chainsaw attached to one arm and are forced to fight gladiator-style, in an arena-style auto-wrecking yard for the amusement of the Emperor and his sadistic townsfolk.

The women must now truly band together and use all of their talents if they're going to get out alive.

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






For The Sake Of Vicious

FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS

WED 11 NOV - THUR 12 NOV

Book & View on-line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


Directed by Reese Eveneshen & Gabriel Carrer
Starring Starring Lora Burke, Nick Smyth, Colin Paradine, James Fler

(This film will be open to watch within a specific 48 hour timeframe)

For The Sake Of Vicious stars Lora Burke as a nurse and single mother who returns from a late shift on Halloween to find a maniac hiding out with a hostage in her home. As a wave of violent intruders descend upon the neighborhood and lay siege, the nurse soon realizes the only way out of the situation is to become as violent as everyone else.

African Premiere

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






Fried Barry

FRIED BARRY

CINEMA
FRI 30 OCT, 8:30pm - Labia Theatre
BOOK NOW for Cinema Tickets


VIRTUAL
THUR 12 NOV - FRI 13 NOV
Book & Watch On-Line at FRIGHTFAN.TV


CAST & CREW ATTENDING CINEMA SHOW

Directed by Ryan Kruger
Starring Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager, Joe Vaz, Brett Williams, Joey Cramer, Sean Cameron Michael, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

(This film will be limited to a specific timeframe with limited tickets and one cinema screening)

Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as our alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind. Fried Barry is based upon the short film of the same name, which earned 57 official selections and 12 wins at festivals around the world, and also screened at the SA Horrorfest.

When you buy a ticket you will receive a free voucher to watch any movie on Frightfan after the festival!
Access all HorrorFest links and social media at http://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest

 






 
THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL
FREE CINEMA
SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING OF
NEW BLUMHOUSE RELEASE
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LIVE STREAM
at
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(FRI 20 NOV, 8pm CAT) :




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We're keeping cinema alive with soem actual theatre screenings amid the virtual shows!
BOOK AT QUICKET

They include:

FRIED BARRY
(cast & crew attending)

ROCKY HORROR 45
(documentary)

SKY SHARKS

THE LAST WORD ON THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
(documentary - one cinema show only, no streaming)


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HorrorFest Cinema




With the festival's virtual access, some content will be geo-blocked for Africa only
due to soecific rights, but half the line-up will also be accessible to the rest of the world
which we call
THE GOLBAL HORRORFEST !

Global Horrorfest


2020 South African HORRORFEST movie submissions are now closed

2021 submission options will be accessible Here
or via

FilmFestival
Life
/ Click For Festivals /
FilmFreeway / FestHome

  FilmFreeway SA HorrorFest Click For Fests  

Since 2019 Feature Film and Short Film submissions can now also be made via
FILMFREEWAY
in addition to

Fest
Home
, Film Festival Life , Click For Festivals

Film Festival Life SA HorrorFest


DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS ISSUES
THE SPECIAL SA HORRORFEST / UIP PRE-RELEASE SCREENINGS OF
A QUIET PLACE Chapter 2
and
HALLOWEEN KILLS
HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
A merch give-away competition will be posted soon.




Invisible Man

The first SA HorrorFest special pre-release screening of the year
was February 2020 for the new Blumhouse produced
THE INVISIBLE MAN



2019 MOVIE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


2019 HorrorFest winners


2019 HorrorFest winners



SA HorrorFest

2020 POSTER REVEAL

The 2020 HorrorFest poster consists of the trademark skull moon
backed by a wall of poster images from some of the many movies
screened across the festival's 16 years :

2020 SA Horrorfest






MOVIE SUBMISSIONS


2020 Short Film and Feature Film Submission are now losed

2021 submissions will be active here late 2020



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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),
documentaries, short films, live soundtrack performance and more.

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Live silent film soundtrack by
THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE

PRE-RELEASE SCREENINGS AND S.A. PREMIERES


5 SHORT FILM VOLUMES


HORROR LINKED DOCUMENTARIES



MAKABRA ENSEMBLE LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE

Makabra Ensemble

The Makabra Ensemble


Sadly this year The
Makabra Ensemble won't be performing live at The Labia Theatre.
In stead, for the 100th anniversary of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, we'll stream the group's
2007 live performance of this silent classic, with a window of the live performance included!

The Makabra members are  Sonja Ruppersberg, Simon RatcliffeMatthijs Van Dijk 
 Paul Andre Blom, Sean Ou Tim, and Ronnie Belcher.


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!
It always coincides with the Halloween dress-up competition, which we'll do via the Facebook group.

All updates at:
www.facebook.com/ SouthAfricanHorrorfest
and join the Makabra Ensemble
's page at
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HORRORFEST GUESTS


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

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BLOODY PARCHMENT LITERATURE NIGHT

Bloody Parchment SA HorrorFest

The BLOODY PARCHMENT literary event will a virtual one this year!
Stay tuned.

For more
details, contact nerinedorman@gmail.com

Join the Bloody
Parchment group page
RIGHT HERE



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For Bloody Parchment short story competition details,
head to www.bloodyparchment.blogspot.com

Get all HorrorFest Bloody Parchment short story anthologies at
Amazon, GoodReads and SmashWords.
Access the Bloody Parchment web page HERE



V.O.D - Voice Of Destruction
'Bloedrivier' album 21st anniversary special ltd. ed. red vinyl re-release.

SEE VIDEO BELOW

FOR VINYL ORDERS
CONTACT V.O.D





2019 FREE AFFILIATE SCREENINGS

These included :



US
Free Pre-Release Screening
Us


PET SEMATARY
Free Pre-Release Screening
Pet Sematary


MA
Free Pre-Release Screening
Ma


CRAWL
Free Pre-Release Screening
Crawl



FILM FEST LIST

S.A. HORRORFEST made this Top 100 Horror / Fantasy Film Festival list
see it here



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FACEBOOK



The South African HORRORFEST new Facebook Page can be liked at
www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanHorrorfest

The Group can be joined here:
www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAfricanHorrorFest

Do invite your friends (and enemies) to like, join & spread it across the world!



FANGORIA INTERVIEW

Fangoria

Catch an extensive interview by Fangoria editor Chris Alexander
with South African HorrorFest creators Paul & Sonja
access it here




HORRORFEST POSTER HISTORY

Click Here for the poster design history of the HorrorFest



 


See the haunting music video for the title track of the new studio album SHADOW
by MAKABRA ENSEMBLE creators TERMINATRYX :





INTERVIEW

with South African HorrorFest co-creator, Paul Blom

Click Here or the image below


sonja and paul


schedule schedule schedule

The whats and the whens !

[ While we took great care to ensure this schedule is stable, anything can happen,
so while unlikely, it may be subject to change ]

ALL movies will be accessible for the African continent, and a portion of those will have Global access.
Some of the movies are available for the full event period (28 Oct - 13 Nov), some for 5-, 3-, or 2-days,
and The Horror Crow
d for only 6 hours on Halloween! Below you can see at a glance which dates each movie occupies:

SA Horrorfest Schedule


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booking booking booking


All movie booking will be on-line at the streaming platform partner.
Details coming soon.

Physical cinema booking will be at Quicket


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Phone bookings are no longer supported








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As you'd have imagined, no market this year...






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Shall we have an on-line Zoom after-pary?


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See the werewolf inspired music video for the song "VIRUS"
by MAKABRA ENSEMBLE creators TERMINATRYX :

 




Merch Merch Merch



Check out our kick-ass HorrorFest store

RIGHT HERE !


- or e-mail us for details -


HorrorFest T-shirts include:

SkullMoon Logo / Crest Design / Ouija Board

SA HorrorFest
on black T-shirts & vests
SA HorrorFest
on white and black T-shirts & vests
HorrorFest Tshirt
on black T-shirts & vests


Makabra Ensemble T-shirts include:

Nosferatu / Haxan / Metropolis / Faust


DVDs :

The TERMINATRYX / NOSFERATU DVD is now available!

This DVD contains the full 1922 silent vampire classic Nosferatu with its new, original soundtrack as composed and performed live to the screen at the 2006 festival by Terminatryx and very special guests (Simon & Sean from Lark, Francois from K.O.B.U.S. & Voice Of Destruction, and Matthijs from Dawntreader).
The DVD also contains Terminatryx music videos, photo galleries, HorrorFest extras, and the short film imPERFECTION.

ORDER HERE !

a Flamedrop Productions / ENT Entertainment release


HorrorFest Sticker packs include:
SkullMoon Logo / Crest Design / HorrorFest Text

- e-mail us for order details -



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Give Aways Give Aways Give Aways


Give-aways are pending.
Meanwhile, thanks to our past sponsors:


Mr. LUCKY'S Cape Town Tattoo

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Amazing beauty products from
BATHORY COSMETICS CO.

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SAD SHIRTS

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Books from
PENGUIN / RANDOM HOUSE

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MAILING LIST



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Related film festivals you may enjoy:
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Get in the mood for Halloween and watch the short film "Marked", made by the HorrorFest organizers.
(all festival info further down)



visual impact




OFFICIAL HORRORFEST PROMO CLIP

[ director: paul blom / star: sonja ruppersberg / make-up fx: clinton smith / dop: marnus tredoux / editor: leon visser ]

> this clip is beeen expanded into the short film "Marked", and the Terminatryx "Virus" music video <




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South African HorrorFest


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.

Sonja Paul Zoltan HorrorFest
HorrorFest organizers Sonja & Paul at the Zombie Walk, with their boy Zoltan



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