After an unforeseen scheduling setback our friends at the South African Horrorfest picked up their bootstraps and were able to reschedule their annual event for this coming week and a half. While its always nice to be able to hold your event prior to Halloween, during spooky season, we don’t think anyone will complain about carrying on the festivities after the hallowed days.
This year’s festival includes such titles as pnademic-era horror The Harbinger, the documentaries King of Screen and Life With Chucky, exploitation flicks like Mad Heidi and Troma’s Eating Miss Campbell. Classic horror flicks Nosforatu, Dracula and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are also in the mix this year. There will also be a sizeable streaming program for those who will not be able to attend in person this year.
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.
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).
The 2022 Horrorfest’s international jury members include Chris Alexander (filmmaker, musician, Fangoria- and Delirium magazine editor), Kat Ellinger (editor in chief of Diabolique Magazine, horror cinema aficionado and writer, and cohost of their Daughters of Darkness podcast), Nicholas Vince (actor known as the Chatterer Cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Kinski in Nightbreed), and Horrorfest creators Sonja and Paul.
PRIZES & GIVE-AWAYS
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:
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
Includes cinema titles
GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS
EATING MISS CAMPBELL
Very black 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
Surreal 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”
See you at the movies! (or in the stream)
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November 17, 2022