6th Annual South African HorrorFest Invading Cape Town in November

We know horror fans are worldwide, but we’re still sometimes surprised by how far-reaching the genre really is. Case in point — the email we recently received about the 6th Annual South African HorrorFest Film Festival. Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:
Since its inception in 2005 the South African HorrorFest Film Festival has been the Halloween event in Africa.

The sixth installment of this exciting week of horrors will run 28 October – 5 November 2010 at The Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town, ZA. It will include a range of new movies, classics, fan favorites, sneak previews and premieres from around the world as well as several chapters of short films, Halloween dress-up prizes and killer audience giveaways before each movie. In addition there will again be a big horror DVD collection (of several dozen movies) up for grabs for one lucky viewer.

Then of course there is the spectacular live movie soundtrack performance to the screening of a classic silent horror movie by THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE (created by members of TERMINATRYX, collaborating with members of LARK and violin maestro Matthijs Van Dijk).

The closing date for short film, feature film, and short story entries is late August, and the final festival line-up will be released soon. Here are some of the highlights aside from the films that will be shown:

  • The new literary leg added in 2009 with the Lounge Of Horror fiction readings has been expanded in 2010 to include Bloody Parchment‘s short story competition.
  • Another added feature comes in the shape of a dark art and photography exhibition which is in the works.
  • The limited edition 2009 HorrorFest/Provoyeur Wine range was very well received, and something similar will be created for 2010.
  • While last year’s special guest (American Werewolf in London’s John Landis) couldn’t make it, we are looking into bringing a prominent figure in horror movies to the event. Fingers crossed.
  • 6th Annual South African HorrorFest Invading Cape Town in November

    For more info visit the official South African HorrorFest website, and also connect with them via MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Debi Moore

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