The 18th annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival -18 – 30 November
In cinema at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town & Streaming Across SA via Quicket
Surviving the pandemic and making international “Best Horror Film Festival” lists like that of US publications Movie Maker Magazine and Dread Central, the South African HORRORFEST enters its 18th edition!
(This year the original Halloween-season dates have moved on a touch, to 18 – 30 November)
Again bringing Horror fans an amazing batch of new, indie, rare, classic movies and short films from around the world (which they’re unlikely to see anywhere else in the country), in cinema and streaming.
Near all of the new releases will have their Africa / South Africa premiere at the HORRORFEST.
All Horrorfest social media links can be accessed at: https://linktr.ee/SAhorrorfest
Festival trailer: https://youtu.be/jmrCvayM0Kc
CINEMA & STREAMING
A dozen in-cinema shows will screen at the SA HORRORFEST’s long standing venue partner, The Labia Theatre in Cape Town (where your drink from the bar can be taken into the cinema), while those outside of the city and across the rest of South Africa can also access the event with the streaming option consisting of 11 movies and 5 short film collections (via Quicket).
For full cinema show list, info & booking, head to: https://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/576-south-african-horrorfest
The streaming options (including a full on-line festival pass) can be accessed at: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/194020-horrorfest-streaming-chapter
The festival opens with the return of the silent film soundtrack performance, for an in-person show of the Makabra Ensemble’s live score for Nosferatu’s centenary screening ; there’s a special 16mm projection of Bela Lugosi’s classic Dracula ; a Rocky Horror Picture Show audience participation screening ; South African feature film Pou with cast & crew attending for a Q&A ; 4 documentaries include subjects like Stephen King and Chucky ; Horror / Fantasy literature fans will get another dose of authors reading from their original work (streaming at the YouTube channel’s Bloody Parchment playlist – https://www.YouTube.com/TheHorrorfest ), and much more.
Prizes and give-aways will include DISNEY+ subscriptions, tattoos from MR LUCKY’S CAPE TOWN TATTOO, PENGUIN BOOKS, UIP movie merch and more to be announced.
FULL 2022 SA HORRORFEST LINE-UP:
18 – 24 November at the Labia Theatre, Cape Town
HALLOWEEN ENDS (14 Oct, 8pm)
Special warm-up pre-release premiere screening
NOSFERATU (18 Nov, 9pm)
Centenary with a live Makabra Ensemble soundtrack performance
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (19 Nov, 9pm)
Audience participation screening
DRACULA (20 Nov, 6:15pm)
Special 16mm film projection of the Bela Lugosi classic
MAD HEIDI (20 Nov, 8:30pm)
Wild new take on the Swiss culture icon
INFLUENCER (21 Nov, 6:15pm)
Careful who you follow…
POU (21 Nov, 8:30pm)
New Afrikaans film with cast & crew attending
THE HARBINGER (22 Nov, 6:15pm)
An intriguing blend of the pandemic era with demonic forces
LIVING WITH CHUCKY (22 Nov, 8:30pm)
Documentary on the legacy of this killer doll
EATING MISS CAMPBELL (23 Nov, 6:15pm)
Troma madness, not for the easily offended
KING ON SCREEN (23 Nov, 8:30pm)
Fantastic new Stephen King documentary
GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS (24 Nov, 6:15pm)
Post-Civil War terror feat. David Arquette
TERRIFIER 2 (24 Nov, 8:30pm)
Art the crazy clown’s intense new sequel
18 – 30 November via Quicket – https://www.quicket.co.za/events/194020-horrorfest-streaming-chapter
Includes cinema titles – GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS; THE HARBINGER; EATING MISS CAMPBELL plus:
An ‘as funny as it is dark’ cannibal comedy
Surreal Japanese sci-fi-horror trip
Sharknado’s director gets more serious
ON THE EDGE
The Soska sisters’ new dark psycho-sexual chiller (adults only)
Almost too unique a concept to describe!
A LIFE ON THE FARM
Jaw-dropping real found footage documentary
FOLLOW THE DEAD
Trippy live action / animation blend
RONDO AND BOB
Documentary on Texas Chain Saw Massacre art director Robert Burns and character actor Rondo Hatton
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS
5 feature length volumes of innovative, ambitious, unique and mind-blowing shorts from all parts of the globe, compiled into 5 streaming volumes, including: BUG BITES, TWO SISTERS, ANGEL CITY HORROR, ABLE BODIES, 665, HUNGER, PART FOREVER, INTRUDER, RISE & SHINE, UNDER THE ICE, THE ABYSS OF THE SOUL, LISTEN TO ME, THE PEY, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM – A Musicabre, ZMIENA, …LOVEHOTEL…~The Guide to Japanese Midnight Culture~, KICKSTART MY HEART, ALIEN DICK, LETHALOGICA, ESCALATION, UNHEIMLICH, GROUNDED, THE LAST CHRISTMAS, SINK AWAY, TUNNEL RAT, DEATH IN A BOX, IVI ELV, TERATOMA, EAT THE RICH, THE ORDER, GAS STATION LULLABY, BELFAST 1912, MAGGOT PARTY, WHY WE DON’T VISIT ANYMORE, THE MICROSCOPE, STUCK, FROM BEYOND, FEAR ABIDES NIGHTLY GLISTENS, ULFHEDNAR, RUTA, INSANE ESCAPE, CUT IT OUT, TERMINATRYX “Suiker”