12th South African HORRORFEST
25 October – 4 November 2016
68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, ZA
The South African HorrorFest film festival and Halloween event strikes 12!
It will hit the Labia Theatre (Cape Town) for 10 days across 26 October to 4 November, with everything from movies, short films and a live movie soundtrack performance, to literature, Halloween dress-up and a mini-market.
The 17 mind-blowing movies on the slab include:
vampyres, spirits from the other side, a zombie ambushed strip club, Frankenstein’s daughter, swinging ’60s slasher, an absorbed twin determined on come out, a haunted bed, giant leeches, a lesbian couple on the rampage, a backpacker’s Indonesian nightmare, five intersecting tales of terror, a gory night out, a found footage shoot gone wrong, a documentary on the long lost & most dangerous film ever made from the dawn of cinema, Dr. Frankenfurter, Brad & Janet, and a multitude of incredible short films with a wide range of genre sub-divisions and fantastic execution.
See full line-up details and screening times below, or check out: www.horrorfest.info
(A segment of the line-up and other Flamedrop film festivals like Celludroid will also run at The Bioscope in Johannesburg in December)
The majority of the movies in this 12th edition of the HorrorFest will be making their African premieres, and you can be the first to see the new anticipated prequel OUIJA: Origin Of Evil, before anyone else (27 Oct)
The Makabra Ensemble’s live movie soundtrack performance this year (29 Oct) will be for the stunning 1932 French-German classic VAMPYR (linked with the audience Halloween dress-up competition and mini-market outside the cinema).
And it’s dress-up and participation time with the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! (28 Oct)
The festival opens on Wednesday 26 October (6-8pm) with the (free) Bloody Parchment literary evening, including local authors reading from their works.
Audience give-aways will include a wide range of chilling books from Penguin Random House, and exciting DVD titles from Next Entertainment and Ster Kinekor. For the bearded Horrorfesters, Dark Waters has some smooth beard product prizes up for grabs.
12th South Afrcian HORRORFEST Line-Up:
(movie details below schedule)
Tickets: R45 each (except live Vampyr soundtrack performance: R60)
Book online at: www.quicket.co.za/organisers/576-south-african-horrorfest
or call the Labia on 021 424 5927
Drinks from the Labia Theatre bar can be taken into the cinema!
WED 26 OCT
6 – 8pm – BLOODY PARCHMENT (Free Literary Event)
THUR 27 OCT
8:30pm – OUIJA: Origin Of Evil (Special Pre-Release Screening)
FRI 28 OCT
6:15pm – SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vol. 1
8:30pm – ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Audience participation screening)
SAT 29 OCT
Mini-Market Day from noon – 9pm
1:45pm – ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES
4:00pm – PRESAGIO (Omen)
8:30pm – VAMPYR (Makabra Ensemble live soundtrack performance + Halloween dress-up competition)
SUN 30 OCT
1:45pm – MANIA
4:00pm – LAND OF SMILES
6:15pm – SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vol. 2
8:30pm – LIGHTS OUT (DVD release launch screening)
MON 31 OCT
6:15pm – PEELERS
8:30pm – SOUTHBOUND
TUES 1 NOV
6:15pm – NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (La Noche Del Virgen)
8:30pm – FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2D Screening)
WED 2 NOV
6:15pm – THE PHANTOM OF SOHO
8:30pm – LET HER OUT
THUR 3 NOV
6:15pm – SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vol. 3
8:30pm – BED OF THE DEAD
FRI 4 NOV
6:15pm – LADY FRANKENSTEIN
8:30pm – FURY OF THE DEMON
OUIJA: Origin Of Evil (THUR 27 OCT, 8:30pm)
Sneak preview before its global cinema release!
50 years prior to the first film, a family makes a living with a fake seance scam. But, their lives are in peril when the daughter Doris contacts real evil forces from the other side, bent on claiming her as their own). The family must confront the Ouija and play the game for real, if their life is to ever be the same again. From the director of Oculus and Before I Wake, and the producers of Insidious, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Sinister, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare On Elm Street.
VAMPYR (SAT 29 OCT, 8:45pm)
With a Live MAKABRA ENSEMBLE Soundtrack Performance
Celebrating its 10th anniversary of creating new soundtracks to classic silent films and performing it live to the screen, for the 12th SA HorrorFest the Makabra Ensemble will breathe new life into the amazing 1932 French-German film VAMPYR. Special guest musicians: Nerine Dorman and Ronnie Belcher.
In VAMPYR, Allan Grey, a student of the occult enters the village of Courtempierre. It is under the curse of a vampire and he is drawn into a surreal experience as the elements of the evil vampire and the victims under its spell unfold. The amazing visuals will be accompanied by a new live soundtrack and the event serves as the HorrorFest’s official Halloween dress-up competition (with great prizes attached)
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (FRI 28 OCT, 8:30pm)
Audience dress-up & participation screening
For over 4 decades, the cult classic musical film the Rocky Horror Picture Show has thrilled audiences around the globe. Still as irresistibly fun and fresh as always, the phenomenon is not waning. Join us to kick off the exciting 2016 Halloween weekend with an audience participation screening to get your evening started. For those who don’t have time to accumulate your participation accessories, The Lovecraft Experiment will be on hand with a stall outside the cinema where you can buy kits with everything you may need to join in.
LIGHTS OUT (SUN 30 OCT, 8:30pm)
Special DVD Launch Screening
A sister and brother’s fear of the dark is substantiated when a supernatural entity returns with a vengeance to torment their family.
Scary feature film expansion of director David Sandberg’s popular short chiller (which will also screen in the HorrorFest’s Shadow Realm Short Film programme)
Read the SAMDB Lights Out review.
SOUTHBOUND (MON 31 OCT, 8:30pm)
From the creators of the V/H/S trilogy.
Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travelers who confront their worst nightmares and darkest secrets on a desolate stretch of desert highway. The film unfolds in an endless loop through purgatory that plays out chronologically over the course of one never-ending day.
PEELERS (MON 31 OCT, 6:15pm)
A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vols. 1, 2, 3
Across 12 HorrorFest events we’ve screened hundreds of some of the most amazing short films you’re unlikely to see on any cinema (or home) screen in South Africa. They come from every corner of the globe.
New, fresh exciting, innovative, daring, creepy, scary, crazy, funny, strange and simply a must-watch, these feature length collections of (often award winning) shorts deliver every time.
Full list of selected shorts will be posted here soon.
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vol. 1 (FRI 28 OCT, 6:15pm)
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vol. 2 (SUN 30 OCT, 6:15pm)
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Vol. 3 (THUR 3 NOV, 6:15pm)
FURY OF THE DEMON (FRI 4 NOV, 8:30pm)
A captivating investigation looking at a long lost film from the dawn of cinema (believed to have been made by legendary French cineaste Georges Méliès) – Viewing of this rare, fascinating and dangerous film has led to triggering violent riots throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, pull back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made.
FOUND FOOTAGE 3D – 2D screening (TUES 1 NOV, 8:30pm)
From Texas Chain Saw Massacre co-creator Kim Henkel.
A group of filmmakers travel to a cabin in a remote part of Texas to film the first ever 3D found footage movie. However, they find themselves becoming part of their film and battling for their lives as the evil entity from their film begins to show up in their behind-the-scenes footage.
LAND OF SMILES (SUN 30 OCT, 4pm)
A young backpacker is lured through the third world paradise of Thailand searching for her kidnapped best friend and unknowingly she becomes the object of a sociopath’s obsession.
BED OF THE DEAD (THUR 3 NOV, 8:30pm)
An ancient evil is entwined in the wood of an antique bed. Four twenty-somethings find themselves stuck on this haunted bed, where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.
LET HER OUT (WED 2 NOV, 8:30pm)
After a traumatic accident a woman begins to experience strange episodic-black outs, hallucinations, and night terrors-that lead her to discover that she has a tumour, a benign growth that is the remnants of a “vanishing twin” absorbed in utero.
The tumour manifests itself as the dark and demented stranger, resulting in psychotic episodes making her a danger to everyone, her evil side threatening to take over.
MANIA (SUN 30 OCT, 1:45pm)
“A F*cked Up Lesbian Love Story”
Brooke makes a deadly mistake during a manic episode, forcing her lover and her to flee their home. But can Mel bring Brooke back, or is it too late…
PRESAGIO (OMEN) (SAT 29 OCT, 4pm)
A young writer traumatized by the death of his wife and child, describes his disturbing experiences to a psychiatrist when a mysterious man, who hides under an umbrella, forces him to finish his painfully autobiography work regardless the cost of its consequences.
LA NOCHE DEL VIRGEN – Night Of The Virgin (TUES 1 NOV, 6:15pm)
A naïve twenty year old, sets out to lose his virginity at a New Year’s Eve party. Meeting an older woman, in stead of bliss, it results in a nightmare full of blood, sweat… and varied discharges….extremely graphic and grotesque discharges!
ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (SAT 29 OCT, 1:45pm)
A B-movie classic from the legendary producer Roger Corman.
In Florida a pair of gigantic, intelligent leeches live in an underwater cave. They begin dragging locals down to their cave, where they slowly feed on them, draining their victims of blood!
LADY FRANKENSTEIN (FRI 4 NOV, 6:15pm)
After Dr. Frankenstein is murdered by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant continue his experiments. This feminist take on the mad scientist movie is a hybrid of the ’70s Hammer horror films’ infatuation with nudity and sadism and the golden age of Italian horror’s gothic period.
THE PHANTOM OF SOHO (WED 2 NOV, 6:15pm)
Franz Josef Gottlieb’s early-’60s swinging London Soho setting has a mysterious killer with golden gloves and a skull mask breathe terror into the nightlife community. A Scotland Yard detective has to stop this killer.
This movie may have pioneered the killer Point Of View shot.
(German with English subtitles)
SEE YOU AT THE HORRORFEST!!
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