A proudly South African horror movie 8 featuring local folklore and mythology, is premiering on June 19 on Netflix South Africa.
8 tells the story of an unaccomplished William Ziel (Garth Breyetenbach) who returns to the farmhouse he inherited from his estranged father with his wife, Sarah (Inge Beckmann), and their adopted niece, Mary (Keita Luna).
Soon after moving in, they meet a mysterious local outcast Lazarus (Tshamano Sebe), who carries with him a dark secret that will put everyone at risk. Lazarus persuades William to hire him in spite of Sarah’s reservations and successfully forges a kindred bond with Mary, who, like him, still aches for her lost kin. But among the locals, Lazarus is an unwelcome menace who carries a dark secret in his sack: a demon reincarnation of his deceased daughter with an insatiable appetite for human souls. In his pursuit to calm her nag, he facilitates several deaths and killings in the village, drawing the circle closer to the Ziels.
A South African horror movie based on local folklore? Black leads? I 👏🏾 AM 👏🏾 SOLD 👏🏾 #8 Premieres June 19, only on Netflix pic.twitter.com/urjdUhOEqT
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Commenting on 8 horror film, Ben Amadasun who leads Netflix Licencing and Co-productions in Africa said: “We’re really excited about the quality of productions like 8 which was made in South Africa and will now be available for our members to enjoy”.
“Through Netflix, creators now have the opportunity to reach more audiences. Our aim is to be a good partner for Africa’s creative industry. We’ll continue to create new partnerships that will enhance our library with a wide variety of powerful, engaging stories from across Africa.” – Ben added
8 horror movie cast includes Inge Beckmann, Garth Breytenbach, Sindiwe Magona, Tshamano Sebe, Jac Williams, Sibusiso Njonga, Eve Maxagazo, Luxolo Ndabedi, Chris April, Andries Brink, Maphiko Ncedani, Andy Crawford, Keita Luna and Owam Amey.
Watch this proudly South African horror film 8 on Netflix South Africa. 8 Premieres June 19, only on Netflix in South Africa.
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