Halloween season is upon us, and so is the South African HorrorFest. In its 9th year, the all-encompassing Fest has established itself as the ultimate Halloween event in Africa and has plenty lurking in its coffin for 2013!
This year’s Fest kicks off 30 October and runs through 8 November. With movies, literature, short films, special guests, a live soundtrack performance, Halloween dress-up, market day, free sneak previews, prizes, and giveaways plus loads more, the South African HorrorFest is not to be missed!
A wide range of movies will make up the feature film slots of the event (from 1-8 Nov at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town and 31 Oct at SK Cavendish) – from classics and rarities to amazing indies and underground strangeness you won’t see in any other local cinema, most making their SA big screen premiere. Here is the line-up, including a free sneak preview on Halloween night of Insidious Chapter 2.
Get the full schedule, screening times, and more details on the other activities taking place at the Fest at the official South African HorrorFest website, and also connect with them via Facebook and Twitter.
> INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 (free sneak preview on 31 Oct at SK Cavendish – mail SAhorrorfest@gmail.com to secure tickets)
> FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY (amazing reanimated Nazi mayhem, linked with the Halloween dress-up competition on 1 Nov)
> BROKEN (with producer / lead actress attending & chatting to the audience afterwards: 3 Nov)
> THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923 silent classic with a Makabra Ensemble live soundtrack performance: 6 Nov)
> ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (audience participation screening will close the event on 8 Nov)
> SHADOW REALM Short Film Collection (8 hrs of fantastic shorts from around the world in 4 feature length anthologies)
> THE OTHERWORLD (mysterious documentary by SA-born Richard Stanley)
> DRACULA (1931 Bela Lugosi classic)
OTHER HIGHLY ENTERTAINING MOVIES INCLUDE:
> THE BATTERY (two conflicting ex-baseball players in a world overrun by zombies / Dead By Dawn Audience Award))
> NIGHTMARE BOX (surreal psychological mind-trip of a woman reconstructing her memory)
> JUDAS GHOST (based on bestselling author Simon R. Green’s Ghost Finders series / Best Actor nominee)
> THE TAKING (strange art-horror film / A Night of Horror Film Festival Independent Spirit Award)
> ON AIR (German serial killer ropes in a radio talk show host / Best Film & Director Sacramento Horror Film Festival)
> CANNON FODDER (First Israeli zombie movie / winner of 6 international awards)
> PRESIDENT WOLFMAN (a reconstructed film assembled from strange public domain films into a new comedic trip)
> THE ESCHATRILOGY: Book Of The Dead (3-part zombie plague tale / 5 festival awards incl. Best Feature, Director & Cinematography)
> MAY I KILL U? (Bafta-winning director’s black comedy about a vigilante UK bicycle cop / Silver Melies award winner)
> THE PYRAMID (Italian 4-part anthology linked to a doomed artifact)
> CHIMERES (stylish modern vampire take)
> THE DISCO EXORCIST (a slice of cheese and demons)
> THANATOMORPHOSE (a woman’s inner decay extends to her physical form – shocking body horror film / 2 Best Film awards)
> WASTELAND (post apocalyptic / zombie film)
> DARK MOUNTAIN (found-footage film reconstructing a documentary crew’s disappearance near a legendary mine – awaiting confirmation of director’s possible attendance from the USA)
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