Academy Award nominated director Darrell Roodt's new local horror film Siembamba will kick off the 13th South African Horror Fest Halloween event.
The 10-day event opens on Wednesday 25 October and runs until Friday 3 November with a variety of screenings showing at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town.
Roodt says Siembamba is an immersive film, taking on elements from classic movie productions such as 1980's The Shining.
I tried to channel all my favourite horror films and went there.— Darrell Roodt, South African film director
It's full of blood and gore but it's also very psychological.— Darrell Roodt, South African film director
He will be attending the Cape premier and will have an audience Q&A after the screening.
Tickets start at R45.
Take a listen to the renowned director explain what audiences can expect: