Sellout crowd for All Blacks vs US Eagles -Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams return

The All Blacks team to play the United States this weekend has been named, with the All Blacks selectors unveiling a team combining young All Blacks talent and experienced heads for the historic match at Soldier Field, Chicago.

The match this Saturday 1 November is a 61,500 capacity sell-out, with the All Blacks playing in front of a record attendance for a rugby match in the USA.

The team is:

Starting XV

1. Joe Moody (5)
2. Nathan Harris (1)
3. Charlie Faumuina (23)
4. Jeremy Thrush (9)
5. Patrick Tuipulotu (4)
6. Victor Vito (24)
7. Sam Cane (20)
8. Kieran Read – captain (69)
9. TJ Perenara (7)
10. Aaron Cruden (35)
11. Charles Piutau (11)
12. Sonny Bill Williams (19)
13. Ryan Crotty (9)
14. Cory Jane (52)
15. Israel Dagg (44)


16. Keven Mealamu (120)
17. Wyatt Crockett (33)
18. Ben Franks (38)
19. Brodie Retallick (33)
20. Liam Messam (36)
21. Augustine Pulu *
22. Daniel Carter (100)
23. Julian Savea (29)

The starting backline features the experienced duo of Israel Dagg at fullback andCory Jane on the right wing, with Charles Piutau on the left wing. Sonny Bill Williams returns to the All Blacks midfield for his first game since August 2012, starting in the 12 jersey alongside Ryan Crotty at centre. Aaron Cruden returns to the playmaker’s role in the 10 jersey, with TJ Perenara at halfback.

The team will be captained by number eight and 2013 IRB Player of the Year Kieran Read, who will lead the side for the eighth time in his 70th Test.

Also in the forwards, Sam Cane starts at openside flanker with Victor Vito on the blindside; Jeremy Thrush and Patrick Tuipulotu are the locking duo in the second row. In the front row, hooker Nathan Harris gets his first Test start after coming off the bench against Argentina last month; Joe Moody also gets his second Test start at loosehead prop, with Charlie Faumuina at tighthead prop.

Young Counties Manukau and Chiefs halfback Augustine Pulu has the opportunity to make his Test debut from the bench on Saturday, while All Blacks Test centurion and world rugby’s leading points scorer, first five-eighth Daniel Carter also makes his return from injury from the bench. Wing Julian Savea has also been named as the outside back cover.

In the forwards reserves, the All Blacks have the experienced 120-Test veteranKeven Mealamu to call on, together with his fellow front rowers Wyatt Crockettand Ben Franks. Brodie Retallick is the reserve lock, with Liam Messam reserve loose forward.

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “This is going to be an exciting occasion for the team, playing the USA in front of a record crowd here in Chicago, and it’s great to be here representing the All Blacks and New Zealand.

“It’s another chance for those selected to pull on the jersey and play well. On this MyRepublic Northern Tour, we want to give all players in the squad the opportunity to grow their game – and we also want to develop our game as a team – and it starts on Saturday.

“While we are giving a number of players another opportunity this weekend, our expectation is that they will play to the highest level and we get a quality performance.”

The All Blacks and USA have played each other three times, most recently at the 1991 Rugby World Cup in Gloucester when the All Blacks won 46-6. The teams also played in 1980 in San Diego, California, and in 1913 in Berkeley, California.

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DHL WP to take Currie Cup trophy tour on today from 12h30 with 3 buses

DHL WP to take Currie Cup trophy to the people

The 2014 Absa Currie Cup-winning DHL Western Province squad will embark on a victory parade through Cape Town today , October 28.

Players and management will take the Absa Currie Cup trophy to their passionate fans, as they celebrate their dramatic 19-16 win over the Golden Lions in Saturday’s final at DHL Newlands – DHL WP’s second triumph in three seasons but first at home since 2001.

Three buses, made up of the majority of the players who featured in the 2014 Absa Currie Cup season, team management, VIPs and the media will begin a parade with the Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille at Cape Town City Hall at 12h30, with activations beginning in the streets outside City Hall from 11h00.

Thereafter, the buses will make their way through Adderley Street, Wale Street, Long Street, Buitengracht Street, Loop Street and Strand Street. The buses will then head to Gugulethu Square (in Gugulethu) – via Klipfontein Road in Athlone – and then end off at the Liberty Promenade in Mitchell’s Plain to complete the parade.

DHL WP to take Currie Cup trophy tour on Tues from 12h30 with 3 buses

The 2014 Absa Currie Cup-winning DHL Western Province squad will embark on a victory parade through Cape Town on Tuesday, October 28.

Players and management will take the Absa Currie Cup trophy to their passionate fans, as they celebrate their dramatic 19-16 win over the Golden Lions in Saturday’s final at DHL Newlands – DHL WP’s second triumph in three seasons but first at home since 2001.

Three buses, made up of the majority of the players who featured in the 2014 Absa Currie Cup season, team management, VIPs and the media will begin a parade with the Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille at Cape Town City Hall at 12h30, with activations beginning in the streets outside City Hall from 11h00.

Thereafter, the buses will make their way through Adderley Street, Wale Street, Long Street, Buitengracht Street, Loop Street and Strand Street. The buses will then head to Gugulethu Square (in Gugulethu) – via Klipfontein Road in Athlone – and then end off at the Liberty Promenade in Mitchell’s Plain to complete the parade.


Nizaam Carr Seabelo Senatla make Springbok squad for 2014 Outgoing Tour

Springbok squad for 2014 Outgoing Tour

Five newcomers and two returnees have been added to the bulk of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship squad as the national selectors opted for continuity and rewarding form in naming a 36-man squad for next month’s tour to the Northern Hemisphere.

Twenty-nine of the 36 players named for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour were part of the Rugby Championship squad. They will be joined by the uncapped quintet of Robbie Coetzee, Julian Redelinghuys, Nizaam Carr, Jaco Kriel and Seabelo Senatla, while Coenie Oosthuizen and Johan Goosen have been recalled to the squad for the tour of four Tests.

“It’s wonderful to have this kind of continuity in selection, while the five uncapped players in the squad have all been rewarded for superb form throughout the season,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“Many of the selected players were at our training camp in Stellenbosch last week where we put in a lot of very hard work. We’ll have to hit the ground running when we assemble in Johannesburg on Wednesday before we depart on what will be a challenging tour.

“We start against the Six Nations champions in Dublin and then take on England, who have been on an upward curve over the last couple of years. Italy is always a tough customer at home and the Welsh have probably been one of the most consistent teams in the last number of seasons.”

Meyer congratulated all the players with their selection and said he is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the five newcomers for the first time.

“Julian has been impressive all season and if it wasn’t for injuries, he might have been a Springbok already,” said Meyer.

“He was great in Vodacom Super Rugby and the Absa Currie Cup, where his strong scrummaging has been a hallmark of the Lions’ play. Going north, scrummaging will be vitally important and we would like to see what he can do in those circumstances.

“Next to Julian, Robbie was part of a very dominant Lions scrum throughout the season and this is also a reward for his consistently good performances, while he is also very secure when it comes to throwing into the line-outs.

“Both Nizaam and Jaco have been great in 2014, building on their fine Vodacom Super Rugby form in the Absa Currie Cup where they excelled in the two teams that reached the final.

“Nizaam is a versatile loose forward who can play any position in the back row and has proven his worth at flank and No 8 this season.

“Jaco, who is really very fast for a loose forward and scored the most tries in the Absa Currie Cup this season, is more of a traditional openside flank, a position for which we need cover following Francois Louw’s injury.

“This tour will be a great challenge for both these players to see what they can bring to the table, especially as we only have eight Tests left before the Rugby World Cup next year and we have to ascertain what depth we have at our disposal.

“Seabelo’s speed is well-known to anyone who’s seen him play for the Blitzboks this year and he is now the third player from the Springbok Sevens set-up to be called-up to the Springboks, which is a great compliment to their structures. He’s also made the most of his opportunities in the Absa Currie Cup and we’d like to see if he can take another step up in the toughest circumstances.”

On the returning Oosthuizen and Goosen, Meyer said: “Coenie has been out injured but he made a great return recently. He can pack down on both sides of the scrum and he is in excellent condition, so it’s a pleasure to welcome him back.

“Johan is now playing most of his rugby at fullback and is performing very well in a position where I’ve always thought that he could become a great player. His versatility will come in handy if needed as he is a similar player to Willie in many ways. We also have Pat Lambie who is a great option at fullback – with a smaller squad for the Rugby World Cup next year, these options will be very important.”

None of the overseas-based players will be available for the final match of the tour, against Wales in Cardiff on 29 November, as it falls outside the international Test window. Ruan Pienaar’s selection in the squad is pending a fitness Test next week in Dublin, where he will join the squad on Sunday.

“The Test in Cardiff will be our second of the season which falls outside the window and as we saw in Port Elizabeth against Scotland in June, this is a great test of our depth,” said Meyer.

The following Springboks and players who have been involved with the national team before were not considered for selection due to injury: Fourie du Preez, Schalk Brits, Callie Visagie, Frans Malherbe, Marcel van der Merwe, Flip van der Merwe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Siya Kolisi, Arno Botha, Pierre Spies and Willem Alberts. The latter could come into consideration at a later stage during the tour.

The Springbok squad for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour 2014 (click on the players’ name for his online profile):

Name Province Position Test Caps
Bakkies Botha Toulon, France Lock 83
Schalk Burger Suntory, Japan Loose forward 73
Nizaam Carr DHL Western Province Loose forward 0
Marcell Coetzee Cell C Sharks Loose forward 22
Robbie Coetzee Xerox Golden Lions Hooker 0
Damian De Allende DHL Western Province Centre / Wing 2
Lodewyk de Jager Toyota FS Cheetahs Lock 7
Jean de Villiers (captain) DHL Western Province Centre 102
Bismarck du Plessis Cell C Sharks Hooker 66
Jannie du Plessis Cell C Sharks Prop 60
Eben Etzebeth DHL Western Province Lock 29
Johan Goosen Racing Metro, France Fullback / Flyhalf 5
Bryan Habana Toulon, France Wing 103
Cornal Hendricks Toyota FS Cheetahs Wing 9
Francois Hougaard Vodacom Blue Bulls Scrumhalf 32
Jaco Kriel Xerox Golden Lions Loose forward 0
Patrick Lambie Cell C Sharks Flyhalf / Fullback 36
Willie le Roux Toyota FS Cheetahs Fullback / Wing 21
Victor Matfield Vodacom Blue Bulls Lock 117
Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje Toyota FS Cheetahs Loose forward 3
Tendai Mtawarira Cell C Sharks Prop 61
Lwazi Mvovo Cell C Sharks Wing 9
Trevor Nyakane Toyota FS Cheetahs Prop 9
Coenie Oosthuizen Toyota FS Cheetahs Prop 17
Ruan Pienaar Ulster, N Ireland Scrumhalf 80
JP Pietersen Panasonic, Japan Centre / Wing 56
Handré Pollard Vodacom Blue Bulls Flyhalf 6
Julian Redelinghuys Xerox Golden Lions Prop 0
Cobus Reinach Cell C Sharks Scrumhalf 2
Seabelo Senatla SA Sevens / DHL WP Wing 0
Jan Serfontein Vodacom Blue Bulls Centre 16
Gurthrö Steenkamp Toulouse, France Prop 52
Morné Steyn Stade Francais, France Flyhalf 59
Adriaan Strauss Toyota FS Cheetahs Hooker 40
Duane Vermeulen DHL Western Province No 8 25
Warren Whiteley Xerox Golden Lions Loose forward 2

Castle Lager Outgoing Tour 2014 fixtures (SA kick-off times):

8 November

19h30: Ireland v Springboks – AVIVA Stadium, Dublin

15 November

16h30: England v Springboks – Twickenham, London

22 November

16h00: Italy v Springboks – Stadio Euganeo, Padova

29 November

16h30: Wales v Springboks – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Issued by SARU Corporate Affairs

A brand new Music Awards for South Africa is announced Backing singers and session musos to shine a new special awards ceremony

A brand new Music Awards for South Africa is announced

Backing singers and session musos to shine a new special award ceremony to take place annually.

They have long been regarded as the unsung heroes of the music industry but now, thanks to “Princess of Africa” Yvonne Chaka Chaka, session musicians and backing singers will finally have a place in the sun at their own dedicated awards ceremony.

Pic -Yvonne and Victor Masondo

Launched during a star-studded and entertainment-packed function at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Wednesday 22 October 2014, the Backing Vocalists and Session Musicians Awards (BVSM) will recognise those hard-working musicians who so often operate behind the scenes, in the shadows and out of the spotlight – yet who contribute so much to a live performance or recording.

The annual BVSM Awards are the initiative of Chaka Chaka through her Princess of Africa Foundation, and have been 10 years in the planning. The inaugural awards will be held in Johannesburg in 2015.

This initiative is particularly poignant for the celebrated songbird, because not only have backing musicians played a pivotal role in shaping her successful career but she also lost her dear friend and long-time backing vocalist Phumzile Ntuli to malaria in 2004.

“These are special artists who bring variety into one’s music and enhance one’s artistry,” Chaka Chaka says. “Without their input, I don’t think I would have made it as a recording and stage artist. I was young and inexperienced when I became a professional musician and they were there to guide me. I owe my success to them. Today I look back and appreciate their guidance.”

She says the awards will be a way of honouring the personal and professional contributions of these behind-the-scenes worker bees, as well as fostering pride in their own artistic creativity, providing national exposure for them and celebrating their gift of music.

Apart from their dulcet tones, backing singers are blessed with a sharp ear for harmony, Chaka Chaka explains, and session musicians are required to be flexible and versatile across musical genres, styles and performance platforms. Through the BVSM Awards, she hopes to provide greater opportunities and recognition for these musicians who form the bedrock of the music industry.

Awards categories

The BVSM Awards will cover a wide range of genres, including jazz, hip-hop, gospel, maskandi, mbaqanga, boeremusiek, gospel and kwaito. They will also recognise the contribution of music veterans from decades past, as well as the country’s most exciting emerging young talents. The following categories are being considered for the awards:

– Best Female Backing Vocalist (studio and live)
– Best Male Backing Vocalist (studio and live)
– Best Session Musicians
– Best Lead Guitarist
– Best Bass Guitarist
– Best Brass Section and Drums
– Lifetime Backing Vocalist (male and female)
– Lifetime Session Musician (male and female)
– Best Backing Vocalists of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (males and females)
– Rookie of the Year – Backing Vocalist (male and female)
– Rookie of the Year – Session Musician (male and female)

The BVSM Awards were launched in suitably glamorous style on Wednesday night: the State Theatre was abuzz with iconic talents from the South African music world and proceedings were led by celebrity MCs Bob Mabena and Penny Lebyane.

The evening’s entertainment programme, under the directorship of Victor Masondo, featured a vibrant musical journey through South African music from the 1960s to the present day.

Occupying centre stage were a stellar array of session musicians, finally given their well-deserved place in the spotlight: Bernice Boikanyo on drums, Godfrey Mgcina on percussion, Gabs Stuurman on piano and keyboards, Ntokozo Zungu on guitar, Victor Masondo on bass, and McCoy Mrubata on saxophones and pennywhistle. They were joined by some of the country’s finest backing singers: Mandisa Dlanga, Stella Khumalo, Nonhlanhla Mdluli, Fani Ntlama and Zamo Mbutho.

pic Bernice Boikanyo on drums

Said Mandisa Dlanga, a singer and dancer who has worked with local and international artists such as Johnny Clegg, Hugh Masekela, Stimela, Jennifer Rush, Paul Simon and Chaka Chaka herself: “This is the best thing that has happened to us backing singers. To be acknowledged by a successful and well-travelled musician like Yvonne means a lot to us. I wish other successful soloists and bandleaders will think like her because we have been instrumental in crafting their careers.”

For more information about entering the inaugural BVSM Awards, visit: or Twitter: @BVSMAwards

The Princess of Africa Foundation is a non-profit Section 21 organisation established by Yvonne Chaka Chaka in her capacity as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and the ROLLBACK Malaria campaign. Visit for more information.

The Backing Vocals and Session Musician Awards media launch is is supported by the

– The Princess of Africa Foundation
– SAMRO – Southern African Music Rights Organisation
– Crystalix
– Th e City of Tshwane
– JT Communication Solutions

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The Princess of Africa Foundation

Divos Cape Town 2014 Featuring: Phil Fearon, The Black Ties, Garth Taylor, Mario Ogle, Alistair Izobell, Nur Abrahams and MC Brandon Leigh Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town Saturday 25 October 2014

After 5 sold out shows, DIVOS is back bigger and better featuring international 80’s sensation Phil Fearon, The Black Ties, Garth Taylor, Mario Ogle, Alistair Izobell, Nur Abrahams and MC Brandon Leigh.

Phil Fearon – Born on 30 July 1956 in Jamaica, West Indies, this multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer moved to Britain in 1962. After running a reggae sound system he joined Hott Wax, (who evolved into Brit Funk pioneers Hi-Tension after he left) and in the late 70s was a mainstay of hit group Kandidate. He set up a studio in his north London house and initially recorded with the group Proton on Champagne. Fearon’s first recording as Galaxy (with assistance from singers Julie and Dorothy) was ‘Head Over Heels’ on Ensign in 1982, which became a club hit. The first success came with the Top 5 hit ‘Dancing Tight’ in 1983 and over the next 15 months they chalked up a further four UK Top 40 singles including Top 10s ‘What Do I Do’ and ‘Everybody’s Laughing’. Their radio-friendly pop/soul debut album Phil Fearon & Galaxy also made the Top 10 in 1984 and is still played on Heart 104.9FM and a host of other radio stations in South Africa. After a quiet period Fearon returned to the Top 10 with a revival of Tony Etoria’s ‘I Can Prove It’ in 1986 (also a small US R&B hit). In 1987, Fearon founded and managed a successful record label called Production House Records. He continued to run a production company from his home making commercial dance records. Fearon returned to performing as a special guest at the Caister Soul Weekender in May 2010, and has since continued to appear at 80s soul nights and various festivals around the UK and abroad.

The Black Ties are three of South Africa’s premier entertainers who came together in 2007 and a lot of magic happened along the way… The Black Ties are Chad Saaiman, Keeno Lee and Lloyd Jansen. Entertaining, charming, witty and above all lots of fun with experience performing on stages in Spain, Thailand, Seychelles & throughout South Africa, the boys rise to any occasion. The Black Ties have received SAMA Nominations and Metro FM Awards and performed with Grammy nominated R&B superstar Tevin Campbell on the Divos 2013 show.

phil fearon poster

Garth Taylor’s reputation as a live performer earned him the opportunity to perform with a number of stars including Simply Red, Shaggy, Jonathan Butler and the late Brenda Fassie.  A highlight was performing at Richard Branson’s son’s wedding – a star-studded affair! Garth has an impressive array of hits under his belt including “Only With You”, “Tonight”, the smash country hit duet “Islands In The Stream” and “If I Gave You My Soul” and “Home Again” from his last album “Stripped Down, Soul’d Out”.  But it was his 1998 hit “Why”, off the “Without You” album, which put him on the map, sitting on top of the local charts for 7 consecutive weeks and which is considered as one of the classics in the South African songbook.

 Mario Ogle is best known for his SAMA-nominated debut album “Can’t Stop Loving You”, which was certified gold for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. His second album, “Superman” was released soon after and both albums produced several radio hits including “Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Superman”, “All I Do”, “Music”, “Techno Fancy” and many more.  A prolific songwriter, Mario wrote or co-wrote most of the tracks on both albums, and has recently started writing and co-producing hits for other artists, including DJ Giggs Superstar and Chad Saaiman.

Alistair Izobell a veteran performer has wowed audiences across the globe with his command of the stage. Alistair’s extraordinary performance career began when he was just five years old and has seen him receive a Sir Laurence Olivier Award – British theatre’s most sought after award and considered a mark of theatrical greatness. He has recently produced the highly successful Music Alla Kaap Series, his own shows Net So, Kaapse Music in Colour, Stoep Stories, Slick Swing and co producer with David Kramer on Radio Classics.

Nur Abrahams is no stranger to the stage, this seasoned performer has appeared in a number of theatre and music productions including District 6 The Musical , Vocal is Lekka, Radio classics, Slick Swing and Scrooge. He has performed to local and international audiences and is well known for his performances in David Kramer’s award-winning musicals. Nur was also a former member of the popular band JAG and has spent time abroad performing in various shows. This amazing young talent was awarded The Baxter Theatre’s Young Inspiring Artist of the Year Award for 2012.

Brandon Leigh is the quintessential Cape Town boy, born in District Six – his childhood dream was to be a radio presenter. He has been a full time club DJ and MC for the past 20 years and an On-Air presenter in the Radio industry for the past 12 years. Some Fun Facts about Brandon…. He’s a Gemini, hates shaving, but still does it every day, he’s clumsy but still wants to be a traffic cop…. because there’s just something about stopping traffic that turns him on!

The Band Trevino Isaacs – Piano (Music Director), Melvin Williams – Bass Guitar, Darren Petersen – Drums, Angelo Syster – Lead Guitar, Jason Ward – Percussion, Dylan Roman – Synth keyboard, Lorenzo Blignaut – Trumpet,Matthew Ehrenrich – Saxophone, Ryan Kierman – Trombone, Backing vocalists – Edith Plaaitjies, Lana Crowster and Candice Thornton.

Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town

Date: Saturday 25 October 2014

Show time: 20h00

Duration of the show: 2h15m

Book now:  Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper & House & Home stores

Ticket prices: R195 – R250 – R325


For more information:  Gail Force Media   André Gilbertson

If Oscar gets house arrest – a Zapiro Classic .

10th South African HORRORFEST – Full Feature Film Line-up (29 Oct – 7 Nov)

Feature Film Line-Up

29 October – 7 November
Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Cape Town
aving fun!

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
On-line ticket links & schedule at:
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
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)

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

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)

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.

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

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

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

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