SA Horrorfest 2021: First Titles Announced And This Year's Poster Revealed
The 17th annual South African Horrorfest will be holding an hybrid version of this year's festival, a combination of online events and select in-person screenings.
The festival kicks off on Halloween weekend and carries on into November, keeping that Halloween spirit going for as long as it can!
The festival revealed its poster yesterday. Festival co-creator Sonja Ruppersberg has been the poster girl since the festival began, gracing each version with her dark beauty. This year they chose to go with a vampire theme.
This year's lineup, so far, features Masking Threshold, the folk horror doc Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, Motherly, Crabs! and throwbacks like an audience participation screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I mean, how do you not host an audience participation screening of that flick?
There are still more titles to announce. We will keep you posted as they are announced.
The 17th South African HORRORFEST hybrid international film festival runs across Halloween season, 28 October - 10 November with both a virtual on-line event and select in-cinema shows.The exciting and diverse early movie selections revealed thus far include:MASKING THRESHOLDWOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: The History Of Folk HorrorMOTHERLYCRABS!THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORRORWOLFMAN’S GOT NARDSBABY OOPSIEVICIOUS FUNSLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (cast attending)THE RESONATOR: Miskatonic UTHE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (with live Makabra Ensemble soundtrack recorded at a previous Horrorfest - includes live performance footage)THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (audience participation screening)with many more titles from around the world to be announced, including 5 feature length short film chapters.Most (if not all) will be making their Africa premiere at the 17th Horrorfest.Since the festival’s inception in 2005, festival co-creator Sonja Ruppersberg has been the poster girl, each year featuring a different genre variant from vampires and zombies, to werewolves and witches. The last few years featured more inanimate designs like Gothic churches, black cat graphics, Ouija boards, eyeballs and Overlook Hotel carpet pattern. But, this year Sonja returns and with it the vampire theme (which was last featured on the 2007 poster).To introduce the 2021 poster, an animated clip has also been created.The full Horrorfest line-up is imminent and all website and social media locations for news & updates can be accessed via this link.