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The 2020 Edition of Comic Con Africa is Cancelled – But the Con MUST Go On

Following the recent announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the indefinite ban on large gatherings is still prohibited, the 2020 edition of Comic Con Africa will not happen.

As people, we have heavy hearts – but as organisers, we know that this is the only responsible way to ensure the safety of Comic Con fans, exhibitors, suppliers, and staff.

“During a pandemic which is expected to peak in September, we simply cannot go ahead with hosting the many tens of thousands of fans who attend Comic Con Africa annually” said Carol Weaving, Managing Director of organisers Reed Exhibitions Africa. “Despite months of planning, diligent consideration of the state of the pandemic dictates that cancelling the 2020 edition of Comic Con Africa is the only way forward”.

However, this doesn’t mean that fans of Comic Con Africa will not be able to meet up and immerse themselves in all things pop culture. Comic Con Africa’s passionate organising team are going virtual. This means that Comic Con Africa will be bringing fans and communities an abundance of online content to enjoy, connect with, learn from, share, and be entertained by. Keep an eye on our social media channels as we are already sharing engaging and unique content created for each community and fandom.

But there’s something else even more exciting.

On the originally planned dates of 24 – 27 September 2020 the Con MUST Go ON…line! Comic Con Africa aims to break the internet, bringing a virtual Con to fans in their own homes. Comic Con will be sharing a wealth of exclusive interactive content over the weekend including many of fans’ favourite elements of a real-life Con.

Live chats, Q&As, panel discussions, and the opportunity to virtually meet celebs, fan meet ups, live draws, talks, gaming tournaments and streams, artist panels, Q&As, special exclusive exhibitor deals and more. Everything the Con would usually offer will still take place in exciting and unexpected ways.

“We work hard all year to bring our fans the best in pop culture entertainment and content. By taking the Con Online we know that we will never be able to offer quite the same experience as connecting and engaging at the actual show, but we also don’t want to stop bringing our fans the fun and entertainment in 2020. COVID-19 won’t stop the dedicated fandoms and communities that Comic Con Africa engages with, so by offering an Online Con experience we can still not only keep our communities together, but connect more fans and grow to ensure that our 2021 show is the biggest yet!” said Carla Massmann, the Portfolio Director for Comic Con.

Comic Con Online will be new, it will be exciting, it will be innovative, and it will still be the ultimate pop culture (virtual) festival in Africa.

For anyone who has already bought tickets for Comic Con Africa 2020, we have prepared a plan to roll over the existing tickets to 2021 with a price freeze, or to refund any ticket holders who request it. All ticket holders will receive a direct communication from our ticketing partner Howler over the next few days outlining how that will happen. As of this announcement, 2020 ticket sales have closed.

Comic Con Africa will see you again in 2021. Our virtual offering has no borders and will expose pop culture to an even wider audience. Communities and fandoms will grow and fans will meet each other across the country and into Africa – which means that next year’s Comic Con Africa will be bigger than ever before.

The team cannot wait to bring fans the best in film, series, Cosplay, gaming, role play and tabletop gaming, books, artists and creatives. Ready your internet connection, book out 24 – 27 September 2020 in your diaries, and come get your Con Online with us.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021 when we return with our partners, KFC, Telkom, VS Gaming, and Luno to bring you a bigger and better experience than ever before!

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Frightfan.TV Highlights June 2020

The Dawn

Director(s): Brandon Slagle
Cast: Devanny Pinn, Stacey Dash, Ryan Kiser
Release Date: 2 June 2020

The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her veteran father, Rose is sent to live in a secluded covent in the North Eastern United States. In a series of shocking confessions, Rose reveals she’s being plagued by demonic voices imploring her to ‘kill’. With each passing day her visions gain strength and soon they threaten to shake the Church to its very foundations.

Patients of a Saint (aka Inmate Zero)

Director(s): Russell Owen
Cast: Jess Chanliau, Philip McGinley, Christopher Dunne, Jessie Williams
Release Date: 2 June 2020

When medical trials are pushed to their limits, the most extreme tests end up on St. Leonards Island in the north Atlantic – a re-purposed prison for some of the world’s most violent criminals. But when one experiment goes wrong, the entire island becomes a terrifying, disease riddled maze for desperate survivors.

The Ascent

Director(s): Tom Paton
Cast: Rachel Warren, Simon Meacock, Bentley Kalu, Samantha Schnitzler
Release Date: 5 June 2020

Blending sci-fi, action and horror, complete with bone-crunching fight sequences, time travel and existential dread, The Ascent follows a black ops team who find themselves trapped in a terrifying never-ending stairwell. Forced to climb or die, the group soon come face to face with their past sins in a desperate fight for survival.

Nails

Director(s): Dennis Bartok
Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall
Release Date: 9 June 2020

Recovering after a terrible accident, Dana is exposed to a dark and malevolent spirit within her hospital room, a terrifying presence called Nails who is intent on her destruction. Paralysed and imprisoned in her own body, Dana must find a way to convince her family that Nails is real before he succeeds in destroying her and everyone who stands in his way.

The Harvesting

Director(s): Ivan Kraljevic
Cast: Elena Caruso, Chris Conner
Release Date: 9 June 2020

To escape their marital problems, a young family travels from the city to spend the summer in Amish Country where a malevolent presence grips them. They soon discover that they were brought there for a reason and they must break free before the demonic hold consumes them.

Viral

Director(s): Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Cast: Sofia Black-D’Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope
Release Date: 12 June 2020

Emma and her sister Stacey are normal teenagers in a small town, when a mysterious infection begins to spread. With the town quarantined, and their parents stuck on the other side of the barrier, the girls have a blast eating junk food and sneaking out to go to parties. But when the disease starts to infect people they know, the girls, together with their neighbor Evan (Emma’s secret crush), barricade themselves into their home. But it may already be too late, as the infection is already in their midst, and Emma will be faced with a choice: protect her sister or survive the virus.

We Are Still Here

Director(s): Ted Geoghegan
Cast: Andrew Sensenig, Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden
Release Date: 12 June 2020

A couple find themselves haunted after they move to a rural town that harbors a horrifying secret.

Shark Night

Director(s): David R. Ellis
Cast: Chris Carmack, Dustin Milligan, Sara Paxton
Release Date: 16 June 2020

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Lord of Tears

Director(s): Lawrie Brewster
Cast: David Schofield, Alexandra Hulme, Euan Douglas
Release Date: 16 June 2020

When a school teacher is plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious entity, he travels to his childhood home because suspects a link to a dark incident in his past.

Maggie

Director(s): Henry Hobson
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Release Date: 19 June 2020

After a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade’s friend Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family. Her stepmother Caroline asks Wade to take their little kids to her sister’s house to keep them safe. While Maggie is slowly transformed, Wade stays with her protecting Maggie. But Dr. Vern warns him that the moment that he will have to take an ultimate decision is closer.

The Windmill Massacre

Director(s): Nick Jongerius
Cast: Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt, Charlotte Beaumont
Release Date: 19 June 2020

Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach of tourists on a tour of Holland’s world famous windmills. When the bus breaks down, she is forced to seek shelter in a disused shed bedside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common – a shared secret that marks them all for doom.

The Voices

Director(s): Wesley Alley, Bradley Fowler
Cast: Amanda Markowitz, Victoria Matlock, Lin Shaye
Release Date: 23 June 2020

Angry and upset after a sudden breakup with her fiancé, Grace Crawford seeks sanctuary at the remote home of her estranged older sister, Catherine.

Hoping to rekindle their once-strong relationship and find solace for her problems, Grace is disturbed to realise that her sister has been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia for the past seven years, much like their late mother, who tragically took her own life.

Whilst coming to terms with this realisation, Grace uncovers a horrifying family secret; one that has her struggling to maintain her sanity and will require drastic measures to save her family from further harm.

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Brace Yourself For A Horrific Winter

This June brings Zombies, Werewolves, abandoned windmills and massacre survivors to TVOD

Zombies in quarantine hospitals, abandoned windmills filled with scary secrets and survivors of murderous rampages are all headed your way this June, as the films coming up on Frightfan.tv promise to keep you on the edge of your seat. With more terror than ever before on Africa’s first curated transactional video on demand service dedicated to horror, thriller, sci-fi and everything in-between, Winter is the perfect time to settle in for your dose of fear on demand.

The horror Maggie, starting Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson premieres on 19 June. After a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade’s friend Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family. Her stepmother Caroline asks Wade to take their little kids to her sister’s house to keep them safe. While Maggie is slowly transformed, Wade stays with her protecting Maggie. But Dr. Vern warns him that the moment that he will have to make a difficult decision is getting closer…

Devanny Pinn, Stacey Dash and Ryan Kiser feature in The Dawn, which premieres on 2 June. The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her veteran father, Rose is sent to live in a secluded convent in the North Eastern United States. In a series of shocking confessions, Rose reveals she’s being plagued by demonic voices imploring her to ‘kill’. With each passing day her visions gain strength and soon they threaten to shake the Church to its very foundations.

No Winter horror season is complete without a good werewolf film. In Howl, from 5 June, when passengers on a train are attacked by an inexplicable creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning. Will they make it?

In The Windmill Massacre, starring Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt and Charlotte Beaumont, Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a group of tourists on a tour of Holland’s famous windmills. When the bus breaks down, she is forced to take shelter in an empty shed bedside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals. As members of the group mysteriously start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common – a shared secret that marks them all for doom. Find out what happens to them from 19 June 2020.

Additional films coming to Frightfan. Tv this June include Patients of a Saint (aka Inmate Zero) which sees a medical trial go horribly wrong on a repurposed prison island full of disease-riddled survivors, from 2 June 2020. Blending sci-fi, action and horror, complete with bone-crunching fight sequences, time travel and existential dread, The Ascent, which premieres 5 June, follows a black ops team who find themselves trapped in a terrifying never-ending stairwell. In Nails, which premieres 9 June, Dana who is recovering after a terrible accident is exposed to a dark and malevolent spirit in her hospital room that seems intent on her destruction. Emma and her sister Stacey are normal teenagers in a small town, when a mysterious infection begins to spread, in Viral, which premiers 12 June.

The fear does not end there. Other horrific titles including The Harvesting, We are still here, Shark Night, Lord of Tears and The Voices are lined up to ensure you don’t sleep a wink. What’s more is that with full moon taking place next week, all films on Frightfan.tv can be rented for only R 6,66 each from Friday 6 June at 19:00 till Friday 12 June at 19:00. Films are available to watch for 48 hours from the time of purchase. Fans are encouraged to follow Frightfan.tv on social media for regular updates, teasers and the occasional spoiler.

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African ‘Wall Of Fame’ Watchlist – Netflix

Africa, is a continent of 54 countries, all of whom encompass diversity, freedom, growth and creativity. On this day, Africa Day, we highlight the creative talent that is ever growing amongst our nation and wish to thank them for contributing to the entertainment landscape, for having a voice and simply for offering it to the world.

This is our Netflix, African “wall of fame” watchlist:

Blood & Water

Set in the surroundings of Parkhurst College, the prestigious inner-city school for elite scholars and academic overachievers. Blood & Water follows the exploits of 16-year-old Puleng Khumalo, as she engineers her transfer to the school to investigate the 17-year-old cold case of the abducted-at-birth older sister she’s never met.

Kalushi

In 1976 Solomon Mahlangu, a 19-year-old street hawker, is beaten by the police during uprisings. After living in exile, he joins the liberation movement and becomes an international icon of South Africa’s liberation.

COTW

This global, first-of-its-kind, series will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity.

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah touches on tacos, runaway snakes, camping, racism immunity and lessons he learned from his mother in this comedy special.

Gangsters Paradise: Jerusalema

Luck Kunene adopts a criminal lifestyle that balloons into big-time crime, attracting the attention of law enforcement and a powerful drug lord.

Baby Mamas

From surprise news to relationship blues, four coworkers in different stages of motherhood unite to support each other in their struggles with men.

White Wedding

Groom-to-be Elvis confronts a tide of obstacles when he tries to cover the 1,000 miles to Cape Town, South Africa in time for his wedding.

Tsotsi

After shooting a woman and driving off in her car, a ruthless thug is surprised to discover a crying infant in the back seat

Tjovitjo

Amidst poverty and struggle, a hardened pantsula dance leader enters a dark space and searches for redemption and salvation in his community

Agent

A former footballer tries to make it as a player agent in the world of African football, but a secret from his past threatens to destroy everything.

Queen Sono

South African spy Queen Sono finds herself in a nefarious web of business and politics as she seeks to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death.

Chief Daddy

When a wealthy patriarch unexpectedly drops dead, his money-crazed family, friends and staff scramble for his billionaire fortune.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Inspired by a science book, 13 year-old William Kamkwaamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.

The Delivery Boy

A teen criminal and a young sex worker forge an unlikely alliance during a night that forces them to confront painful pasts and crisis of conscience.

Living in Bondage

Mentored by an enigmatic tycoon, an ambitious young man faces a crisis when his rise in power draws him deep into the occult.

The Wedding Party

As their big day arrives, a couple’s lavish wedding plans turn into a nightmare of exes, fighting parents and uninvited guests.

The Bridge

A Yoruba prince and a young lady from a prominent lgbo family face tribal prejudice and parental pressure when they secretly wed.

Lionheart

When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business, alongside her uncle, and prove herself in a male-dominant world.

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Frightfan.tv Hightlights – May 2020

Title: Bliss
Director(s): Joe Begos
Cast: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield
Release Date: Currently Live

A brilliant painter spirals into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder.

Title: Nazi Undead
Director(s): Steven Spiel
Cast: Andy MCPHEE; Georgia CHARA; Leigh SCULLY; Jolene ANDERSON; Emma LEONARD; Amelia AYRIS; Charlotte MCLEOD; Erik VENT; Emma BURNSIDE
Release Date: Currently Live

College sweethearts Brad and Ashley venture into the heartland of Germany for a romantic holiday. Things take a sinister turn when they encounter a Nazi SS officer at an isolated farmhouse thrusting them into a psychological vortex of horror.

Title: #Screamers
Director(s): Dean Ronalds
Cast: Tom Malloy, Chris Bannow, Griffin Matthews
Release Date: Currently Live

When an internet company decides to investigate a series of ‘Screamer’ videos, they are confronted with havoc and hell they could never expect.

Title: Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains
Director(s): Paulo Biscaia Filho, Gary McClain Gannaway (co-director)
Cast: Elizabeth Maxwell, Ariana Guerra, Ammie Masterson
Release Date: Currently Live

A bumbling young film crew, shooting a low-budget horror movie in an abandoned orphanage, discovers that a family of sadistic killers has rewritten their script.

Title: The Cleaning Lady
Director(s): Jon KNAUTZ
Cast: Alexis KENDRA; Stelio SAVANTE; Rachel ALIG; Elizabeth SANDY; Joanne MCGRATH; Mykayla SOHN
Release Date: Currently Live

A cleaner whose face was disfigured in a horrific childhood accident develops an unhealthy obsession for her rich, beautiful employer.

Title: Deathgasm
Director(s): Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman
Release Date: Currently Live

A heavy metal band inadvertently opens the gates to hell by playing a forbidden piece of music.

Title: The Dark Red
Director(s): Dan Bush
Cast: April Billingsley; Kelsey Scott; Conal Byrne
Release Date: Currently Live

The Dark Red’ is a seat-edge twisted shocker from acclaimed director and genre favourite Dan Bush (‘The Signal’, ‘The Vault’). Sybil is being held against her will in a psychiatric ward because her claims are extreme. She says her newborn baby was kidnapped by a secret society to harvest its supernatural blood. She says the ancient bloodline has great powers – it lets you hear other people’s thoughts. And she begs the doctors to let her go so she can rescue her child from the cult’s dungeons. Is she telling the truth, or is it just mere delusion?

Title: Starry Eyes
Director(s): Kevil Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Cast: Alex Essoe, Noah Segan, Pat Healy
Release Date: Currently Live

A desperate actress will do whatever it takes for the role of a lifetime, no matter what the cost.

Title: Troll Hunter
Director(s): André Øverdal
Cast: Otto Jespersen; Glenn Erland Tosterud; Johanna Mørck; Tomas Alf Larsen; Urmila Berg-Domaas; Hans Morten Hansen
Release Date: Currently Live
The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students. Their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero – The Troll Hunter – risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.

Title: The Siren
Director(s): Perry Blackshear
Cast: Margaret Ying Drake; MacLeod Andrews; Evan Dumouchel
Release Date: Currently Live

The Siren is an enthralling, seductive and creepy supernatural tale about cursed star-crossed lovers. Tom rents a cabin on a secluded lake marked by a local legend of a lovelorn spirit who haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. Drawn to her immediately, Tom knows he has found his soulmate in the seemingly human Nina, who must battle to repress her demonic instincts when she feels the same towards him. Meanwhile, a man possessed by vengeance circles the pair, getting ever closer to tracking down the monster that murdered his husband… Part dark fairy tale and part elegant nightmare, The Siren is a heart-wrenching story of passion and revenge that will take hold of you and never let you go.

Title: Victor Crowley
Director(s): Adam Green
Cast: Parry Shen, Kane Hodder, Laura Ortiz
Release Date: Currently Live

Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

Title: The Assent
Director(s): Pearry Teo
Cast: Robert Kazinsky, Peter Jason, Florence Faivre, Hannah Ward, Caden Dragomer, Douglas Spain, Tatum O’Neal
Release Date: Currently Live

A widower reluctantly seeks the help of a disgraced priest to save his son, whom he believes is possessed by the devil.

Title: XX
Director(s): ANNIE CLARK; KARYN KUSAMA; JOVANKA VUCKOVIC; ROXANNE BENJAMIN
Cast: Natalie Brown; Melanie Lynskey; Casey Adams; Christina Kirk
Release Date: Currently Live

XX is a new horror anthology with a wicked gender twist – all segments will be helmed by accomplished female horror directors and will star female leads.

Title: Framed
Director(s): Marc MARTINEZ JORDAN
Cast: Alex MARUNY; Joe MANJON; Claudia PONS; Julia MOLINS; Daniel HORVATH; Biel MONTORO
Release Date: Currently Live

A group of friends at a farewell party are attacked by home invaders and subjected to a twisted game of life and death. Their terrifying ordeal is streamed live on the internet where the perpetrators achieve celebrity status.

Title: Crystal Eyes
Director(s): Ezequiel Endelman; Leandro Montejano
Cast: Silvia Montanari, Anahí Politi, Erika Boveri
Release Date: 5 May 2020

Buenos Aires, 1985. It’s the first anniversary of the death of Alexis Carpenter, the unstable supermodel who died tragically when she was set on fire while closing a runaway show. Lucia L’uccello – Editor-in-Chief of the most important magazine in Buenos Aires – chooses supermodels Eva Lantier and Irene del Lago to honor Alexis on the cover of the anniversary issues dedicated to the famous model. The night before the photo shoot, Alexis’s original dresses that were going to be used by the models are stolen. From that moment, members of the important fashion magazine and the agency begin to disappear, one by one, at the hands of a stealthy, sinister female silhouette in a long black leather raincoat. Is someone seeking revenge? Or has Alexis returned from the grave?

Title: The Witch in the Window
Director(s): Andy Mitton
Cast: Alex DRAPER, Arija BAREIKIS, Greg NAUGHTON
Release Date: 5 May 2020

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make – she’s getting stronger.

Title: The Ice Cream Truck
Director(s): Megan FREELS JOHNSTON
Cast: Deanna RUSSO; Emil JOHNSEN; John REDLINGER
Release Date: 8 May 2020

A young mother moves back to her home town where she becomes the focus of her neighbours teenage son. The temptation to re-discover her youth and have an affair with the boy manifests itself in the form of an evil slasher that stalks the suburbs in an ice cream truck.

Title: We Go On
Director(s): Jesse HOLLAND, Andy MITTON
Cast: Annette O’TOOLE, John GLOVER, Clark FREEMAN
Release Date: 8 May 2020

Miles Grissom offers $30,000 to the first person who can prove to him that we go on after death.

Title: The Devil’s Machine
Director(s): Lawrie Brewster
Cast: Jamie Scott Gordon, Jonathan Hansler, Alexandra Hulme |
Release Date: 12 May 2020

Antique expert Brendon Cole is sent to authenticate a 300-year-old clockwork doll with notorious history, aka “The Inferno Princess”. In the remote Scottish mansion where it was discovered, Brendon soon finds himself the victim of the automaton’s legendary curse.

Title: The Stakeland 2
Director(s): Dan Berk & Robert Olsen
Cast: Connor Paolo, Laura Abramsen, A.C. Peterson
Release Date: 15 May

Martin is in search of Mister, hoping to reteam with him against a new Vamp threat.

Title: The Eyes of My Mother
Director(s): Nicolas Pesce
Cast: Kika Magalhães; Will Brill; Paul Nazak; Flora Diaz; Clara Wong; Diana Agostini
Release Date: 15 May 2020

In a secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. A mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing her but also awakening some unique curiosities.

Title: Tethered
Director(s): Chris Foster
Cast: Nathan Bonk, Alexandra Pica, Brian Ballance
Release Date: 19 May 2020

When Peter is sentenced to house arrest, he soon realizes that jail isn’t the worst thing that could have happened.

Title: Videoman
Director(s): Kristian A. Söderström
Cast: Stefan Sauk; Lena Nilsson; Morgan Alling |
Release Date: 19 May 2020

A darkly comic, creepy and incredibly moving celebration of giallo, genre cinema and the films of Mike Leigh. From award-winning Swedish director Kristian A. Söderström, Videoman was one of Time Out’s top picks to see at FrightFest 2018. Ennio a giallo-obsessed VHS collector with a drinking problem, finds a highly collectable video tape that could solve his money problems and save him from eviction. He makes a deal with a shady, anonymous collector before realising the video has been stolen. So begins Ennio’s desperate hunt for the black-gloved perpetrator while, along the way, he meets Simone, an alcoholic woman obsessed with the 80s. As Ennio searches for the tape and begins to lose a grip on reality, his and Simone’s mutual love of nostalgia draws them together. Can they find redemption in each other?

Title: Last Ones Out (SA FILM)
Director(s): Howard Fyvie
Cast: Greg Kriek, Christia Visser, Tshamano Sebe
Release Date: 13 May 2020

A skeptical American man is stranded in the middle of a zombie-infected Africa and must trust the help of three mysterious strangers in order to make it out alive.

Title: Catch Up (SA FILM)
Director(s): Dayakar Padayachee
Cast: Kajal Maharaj, Yateen Dayaram, Kwenzo Ngcobo, Caitlin Goulding, Nicole Theunissen, Nesan Pather, Sanam Sitaram, Quinton De Beer
Release Date: 13 May 2020

Anita Naidu, sets up a chat with some friends during a global pandemic. While on lockdown, strange things are afoot.

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Title: Deprivation
Director(s): Chris Foster
Cast: Silas James Rowland, Chris Foster, Don Kimenker
Release Date: 22 May 2020

Three friends film themselves attempting to stay awake in a cabin for an entire week straight. As they expectedly begin to hallucinate, they realize that their “hallucinations” are showing up on camera.

Title: Satanic
Director(s): Jeff Hunt
Cast: Sarah Hyland; Justin Chon; Clara Mamet; Steven Krueger
Release Date: 22 May 2020

SATANIC follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more dangerous than the cult from which she escaped.

Title: Primal
Director(s): Josh Reed
Cast: Krew BOYLAN, Lindsay FARRIS, Wil TRAVAL
Release Date: 26 May 2020

A group of friends travel into the Australian wilds to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust.

Title: The Coffin Footage
Director(s): Trent Coffin
Cast: Trent Coffin
Release Date: 26 May 2020

A young man slowly realizes that he has become the chosen target of an ominous supernatural presence. As he scrambles to stop it, he realizes there is more to this haunting than meets the eye.

Title: Desolation
Director(s): David Moscow
Cast: Cailey Fleming, Dominik Garcia, Raymond J. Barry
Release Date: 29 May 2020

After being whisked away to Los Angeles by a handsome Hollywood star, Katie is left alone in his apartment, where strange and scary things begin to happen.

Title: The Night Sitter
Director(s): Abiel BRUHN, John ROCCO
Cast: Elyse DUFOUR; Jack CHAMPION; Jermaine RIVERS; Amber NEUKUM; J. Benedict LARMORE; Ben BARLOW, Bailey CAMPBELL; Joe WALZ
Release Date: 29 May 2020

A con artist poses as a child minder in order to rob the house of a wealthy occultist and his reclusive young son. But when her accomplices arrive, the boy summons a trio of witches who treat the villains to a night of mayhem.

Title: Howl
Director(s): Paul HYETT
Cast: Ed SPELEERS, Sean PERTWEE, Shauna MACDONALD, Rosie DAY
Release Date: 5 June 2020

When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.