THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE with a live original soundtrack performed by: The Makabra Ensemble
(+ the HorrorFest Halloween dress-up night)
One Show Only! – Book on-line to avoid arriving at a sold out venue: qkt.io/rjLPJD
Having created new original soundtracks to classic silent films and performing them live for over a decade, THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE returns to their favourite spot beneath the big screen as an institution of the South African Horrorfest‘s all-encompassing Halloween celebration.
This year they will debut the legendary 1921 Swedish film (directed by Victor Sjöström) with a brand new eclectic soundtrack, and perform it live beneath the big screen on Saturday 2 November 2019, with special guests:
Sara M. Eksteen of Polar Dust and Keaton AC aka Grimehouse & one half of NEW HERO.
Come wearing your craziest best for the linked HorrorFest Halloween dress-up occasion and win some cool prizes.
Full 2019 HorrorFest line-up:
The Phantom Carriage is based on Nobel prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf’s book – on New Year’s Eve, dying Salvation Army sister Edit has one last wish: to speak with David Holm. David, a drunkard, is sitting in a graveyard, telling his two drinking buddies about his old friend Georges, who told him about the legend that the last person to die each year has to drive Death’s carriage and collect the souls of everybody who dies the following year. Georges himself died on New Year’s Eve the previous year…
The film features very advanced special effects and narrative devices for its time, like double exposures and flashbacks.
One particular axe wielding scene also served as the inspiration for an unforgettable moment in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining! (a classic movie also screening at the HorrorFest this year on Halloween night)
All HorrorFest Links:
Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/393760101519797
Ticket link: www.quicket.co.za/organisers/576-south-african-horrorfest
Bloody Parchment Literary Event: www.facebook.com/events/414227695961495
Official site: www.horrorfest.info
Festival promo clip: youtu.be/xFh62j-3IpI
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanHorrorfest
FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAfricanHorrorFest
Bloody Parchment group: www.facebook.com/groups/220467498075567
Bloody Parchment blog: bloodyparchment.blogspot.com