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HorrorFest 2017

13… an unlucky number for some…
But not for the South African HorrorFest!
S.A.’s ultimate 10-day Halloween event is celebrating its 13th annual edition across 25 October – 3 November, bringing  you movies and short films from around the world which you’re unlikely to see on any other local big (or small) screen. With vampires, demons, serial killers, aliens, cannibals, mad men (and women), the scares just keep on coming! Most will make their African / South African premiere.
(full line-up listed below & hi-res images available on request)
As from the very start of the festival’s first event in 2005, the screening venue is the Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town)
The festival opens on Wednesday 25 October with Academy Award nominated director Darrell James Roodt’s new local Horror movie Siembamba (he’ll be attending this Cape Town premiere for an audience Q&A).
For those who like their chills and thrills on the written page, the Bloody Parchment literary night is happening on Thursday 26 October, with local authors reading from their work, book give-aways and more.
Rocky Horror Picture Show veterans and newbies alike can come do the timewarp again with an audience participation screening! The LoveCraft Experiment will have participation packs on sale for those who don’t know what to bring or don’t have time to get all the bits together (Friday 27 October)
Saturday 28 October there is The Makabra Ensemble‘s customary live soundtrack performance (this year for the legendary 1927 Fritz Lang sci-fi classic Metropolis, celebrating its 90th anniversary).  This night is also the Halloween dress-up competition with great prizes attached.
Across the 10-day festival we’ve again scattered 3 feature length chapters of the Shadow Realm short film collection, bringing you amazing shorts from around the world, from the USA, UK and France, to Brazil, the Czech Republic, Spain and South Africa, these are not to be missed.
Thousands of Rands in audience prizes and give-aways include:
– R6,000 Mr. Lucky Cape Town Tattoo vouchers
– Horror DVDs from Next Entertainment
– Thrilling books from Penguin Random House (incl. autographed copies)
– A creepy Annabelle doll from The Horror Archives
– Beard products from Dark Waters
The HorrorFest is proudly associated with the SAE Institute Cape Town.
All S.A. HorrorFest details at www.horrorfest.info
and Twitter: @SAhorrorfest
From 20 October, phone bookings can be made at the Labia Theatre on 021 424 5927
All Tickets: R45 except the live Metropolis soundtrack performance: R70
2017 South African HORRORFEST Event Schedule:
More detailed movie info & trailers at www.horrorfest.info
WED 25 OCT
8:45pm – SIEMBAMBA (Cape Town Premiere + Director attendance)
THUR 26 OCT
6 – 8pm – BLOODY PARCHMENT LITERARY EVENT (free event)
FRI 27 OCT
6:15pm – SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS VOL. I – Room For Rent (Spain), Terminatryx – “Medusa” (South Africa), Last Memory (Spain), Sol (Brazil), Fried Barry (South Africa – rare pre-release screening), I Am The Doorway (Czech Republic), Bye Bye Baby (Spain), Lunch Ladies (USA), I Love Eva Marsh (France), The Scottish Play (UK)
8:30pm – ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (audience participation screening)
SAT 28 OCT
4:00pm – JASPER 
6:15pm – LIVING AMOUNG US (Work In Progress Print – Special Test Screening)
9:15pm – METROPOLIS (90th anniversary with a Makabra Ensemble live soundtrack + Halloween dress-up)
SUN 29 OCT
6:15pm – SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS VOL. II – Hidden Devil (Spain), La Perrera (Spain), Born Of Sin (USA), The Death Of Daryl Grey (South Africa), Parallelism (Spain), Astrid (USA), Room Service (Spain), The Plan (France), Bride Of Frankie (USA), Claire & Bruno (France)
8:30pm – THE GLASS COFFIN
MON 30 OCT
6:15pm – M (Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking 1931 serial killer film)
8:30pm – THE HERETICS
TUE 31 OCT (Halloween Night)
6:15pm – NIGHTWORLD
8:30pm – THE EVIL WITHIN
WED 1 NOV
6:15pm – HABIT 
8:30pm – HOSTILE
THUR 2 NOV
6:15pm – CHARISMATA
8:30pm – GALAXY OF HORRORS (9-part anthology piece)
FRI 3 NOV
6:15pm – SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS VOL. III – Red Tale (France), I See You Everywhere (Spain), Valiant (South Africa), i-Medium (Spain), Altre (Italy), Fierce (France), Into The Mud (Spain), Run Runner Run (Spain), L’incroyable histoire de l’Incroyable Femme-Araignée (France), New Flesh (Spain)
8:30pm – SPUTNIK! (guerrilla filmmaking documentary)
All South African HORRORFEST Links:
Official Website: www.horrorfest.info
HorrorFest official trailer: https://youtu.be/xFh62j-3IpI
Bloody Parchment Literary Event & short story competition: http://bloodyparchment.blogspot.com
The Makabra Ensemble:www.terminatryx.com/makabra