October 20, 2014 Leave a comment
Feature Film Line-Up
29 October – 7 November
Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Cape Town
Across 10 years the South African HORRORFEST has expanded itself into the continent’s most all-encompassing Halloween event, incorporating an exciting range of movies and short films (you’re unlikely to see in any other local cinema), a unique live soundtrack performance to a classic silent film, literature, a night market, Halloween dress-up competition, a new kids’ screening, a free opening show, prizes, give-aways, a special free Horror moviemaking master class with SAE & more.
Below is the feature film line-up. Short film selections announced soon.
All festival details, screening times, updates at www.HORRORFEST.info
On-line ticket links & schedule at: www.quicket.co.za/organisers/576-south-african-horrorfest
Or call the Labia Theatre on 021 424 5927 to book (all tickets R40 each, except live soundtrack performance: R55)
Johannesburg HorrorFest selections will be announced by The Bioscope (Fox Street).
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE – A free opening screening of this legendary movie (celebrating its hair-raising 40th anniversary) – only via Quicket.co.za
HALLOWEEN – 35th anniversary special re-mastered re-release of John Carpenter’s classic 1979 slasher
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Audience participation screening of this musical cult classic
DEMENTIA 13 – One of Francis Coppolla’s first movies (1963 – a decade before his Oscar-winning The Godfather)
SHE-BEAST – Classic witch possession movie (1966)
LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI – This legendary 1920 silent film will be screened with a new soundtrack performed live by THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE) on Halloween night (Fri 31 Oct), co-inciding with the Halloween dress-up competition & Night Market. Live sound by Point Blanc Event Technical Solutions
FOR THE KIDS
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Expanding the HorrorFest to include a special kids’ chapter (Halloween dress up not compulsory, but encouraged)
LOST SOUL: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley’s The Island Of Dr. Moreau – Documentary on the South African-born director’s crazy experience in the undoing of his labour of love, by many factors (from a vain Val Kilmer to the studio and disastrous weather)
YELLOW FEVER: The Rise & Fall Of The Giallo – In-depth documentary on the Italian thriller/horror genre (feat. Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi & more)
SOUTH AFRICAN CONNECTIONS
JULIA – South African born director Matthew A. Brown’s stylish neon-noir revenge tale with a twist (shot in the USA). Features music by acclaimed SA group LARK.
QUEEN OF BLOOD – Vampire sequel to Fangoria editor Chris Alexander’s Blood For Irina (starring SA-born actress Shauna Henry)
ANOTHER WORLD – Zombie-action movie (arrive still in costume from the Zombie Walk and get a 2nd ticket free). Shot in Israel, starring SA-born actor David Lavenski.
WOMEN IN HORROR HIGHLIGHTS
SOULMATE – A moody ghost tale has a widow encountering something strange in a Welsh country house (directed by Axelle Carolyn)
EVANGELINE – A woman left for dead is resurrected by a demon, empowering her with a bloodlust for vengeance (directed by Karen Lam)
RAYNARD’S CIRCLE – A documentary crew investigates on occult Nazi (co-directed by Maria Valle)
Sunday 2 November’s short film chapter will also feature female directors
MORE INDIE MOVIES
NYMPH – An ancient blood thirsty mermaid emerges near an idyllic Mediterranean coastal town (feat. the legendary Franco Nero aka Django)
CANDLESTICK – Clever UK Hitchcockian thriller
PERNICIOUS – A trio of cute tourists in Thailand fall under the spell of a murdered child entity bent on revenge
THE FORGOTTEN – A father and son squats in a London flat, but strange noises start coming from next door
THE PERFECT HUSBAND – An idyllic get-away turns deadly
WHITE SETTLERS – A couple gets everything but a friendly welcome at their new home near Scotland
THAT’S COOL HAIR – Bizarre, time-flipping ’70s flavoured tongue in cheek Spanish flick
SHADOW REALM SHORT FILM COLLECTION – consists of 4 fantastic anthologies of short films from every corner of the globe
All show ticket links at www.quicket.co.za/organisers/576-south-african-horrorfest
The BLOODY PARCHMENT literary chapter will kick off the HorrorFest in Cape Town on Wednesday 29 October at The Book Lounge (cnr. Roeland & Buitenkant Str), with movies running at the Labia Theatre 29 Oct – 7 Nov (68 Orange Str) – with the Texas Chainsaw free opening show after Bloody Parchment.
Audience give-aways will include horror DVDs and Annabelle hampers (from TMF) – this is the prequel linked to the creepy doll in The Conjuring – while not at the HorrorFest, the movie hits cinemas countrywide on 24 Oct.
The HorrorFest will be followed / overlapped by the Sound On Screen Music Film Festival (feat. SA premieres like Björk’s Biophilia Live, No Cameras Allowed, The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll Comics, The Heir Of Liszt and more).
The HorrorFest is proudly associated with The Labia, Point Blanc, Sound & Motion, Visual Impact, Masque, Cosmesis, Times Media Films, Altstadt Printing, Black Ink Promo, Paul Bothner Music
For any additional info, images, film-maker interview access etc., don’t hesitate to contact us.
The HorrorFest Team
Official site: www.HORRORFEST.info
All on-line ticket links will be updated at: www.quicket.co.za/organisers/576-south-african-horrorfest
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