SA horror film fest


2011 marks the 7th year of South Africa’s annual Horrorfest, a Halloween event covering indie, new and classic movies, short films, music, literature and a range of Halloween festivities.

Events will take place on 26 October at The Book Lounge (71 Roeland Str, Cape Town) and between 27 October and 4 November at The Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town).

Almost all the feature films and short films make their South African theatrical premieres. The Makabra Ensemble will also debut their Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde movie soundtrack performance live to the screening of this 1920 silent classic.

In addition to the colourful audience Halloween dress-up event linked up with the live soundtrack show, an alternative day and night market is being planned.

The best short film production prize from Visual Impact and HD Hub is now no longer reserved for local entries alone, but can be won by any of the entries from around the world. The best overall short film will win a production prize of free gear rental and post production from Visual Impact and HD Hub.

Audience prizes and give-aways will happen across the event, including DVDs, horror branded flash drives and iPhone covers, body piercing vouchers and books.
A new theatrical release sneak preview or two are also pending.

For more information and the movie line-up, visit


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here