Zombies, werewolves and more - A horror line-up that will warm up the winter nights

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in 'Maggie'. (Photo supplied)
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in 'Maggie'. (Photo supplied)

  • Frightfan.tv is Africa's first curated transactional video-on-demand service dedicated to horror, thriller and science-fiction.
  • The service operates purely online and updates with new content every Thursday and Friday.
  • There are no subscription or membership fees. Feature films cost R25 each with short films costing R15 to rent.
  • Movies are available to watch for 48 hours from the time of purchase.

If you're a fan of horror films, there's a brand-new video-on-demand service dedicated to all things dark and scary.

Fightfan.tv launched in South Africa in May and operates online independent from any network or studio. The service curates films from the best horror producers both locally and internationally including Magnolia, Magnet Releasing, Black Mandala, Jinga Films, Kaleidoscope Distribution, Signature Entertainment, MPI and Film Seekers. 

The service has unveiled a horrific winter line-up of movies from zombies, to werewolves, to devil worshipers and evil spirits – get all your horror kicks here:

MAGGIE (19 June)

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson, after a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade's friend, Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family.

THE DAWN (2 June)

The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her veteran father, Rose is sent to live in a secluded convent in the North Eastern United States. In a series of shocking confessions, Rose reveals she's being plagued by demonic voices imploring her to 'kill'. With each passing day, her visions gain strength, and soon they threaten to shake the Church to its very foundations.

HOWL (5 June)

When passengers on a train are attacked by an inexplicable creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning. Will they make it?

THE WINDMILL MASSACRE (19 June)

Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a group of tourists on a tour of Holland's famous windmills. When the bus breaks down, she is forced to take shelter in an empty shed beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals. As members of the group mysteriously start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common: a shared secret that marks them all for doom.

Additional films coming to Frightfan.tv this June include Patients of a Saint (aka Inmate Zero), The Ascent, Nails, The Harvesting, We are Still Here, Shark Night, Lord of Tears and The Voices.

From Friday 6 June at 19:00 until Friday 12 June at 19:00 all films can be rented for only R6,66 each.

Visit Frightfan.tv for more.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht