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8: A South African Horror Story (2019)

8 (original title)
An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter's soul.

Director:

Harold Holscher (as Harold Hölscher)

Writer:

Harold Holscher (as Harold Hölscher)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tshamano Sebe Tshamano Sebe ... Lazarus
Inge Beckmann ... Sarah
Keita Luna Keita Luna ... Mary
Garth Breytenbach Garth Breytenbach ... William
Chris April Chris April ... Obara
Luxolo Ndabedi Luxolo Ndabedi ... Suno
Owam Amey Owam Amey ... Vuyiswa
Sindiwe Magona Sindiwe Magona ... Suno's Mother
Graham Clarke ... William's Father
Eve Maxagazo Eve Maxagazo ... Uthuli
Andy Crawford Andy Crawford ... Mary's Mother
Jac Williams ... Mary's Father
Andries Brink Andries Brink ... Sara's Doctor
Maphiko Ncedani Maphiko Ncedani ... Man 1
Sibusiso Njonga Sibusiso Njonga ... Man 2
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Bankruptcy forces William Ziel to return to the farm he inherited from his estranged father in an attempt to start a new life with his young, fragmented family. Lazarus, the farm hand who took care of William's father Frederick in his lonely final hours, reappears soon after William, Sarah and adopted daughter Mary, arrive at Hemelop- Aarde. A supposed chance meeting between Mary and Lazarus develops into a bond between two kindred spirits. But Lazarus, the old soul who struggles to find peace in this place of sad memories, carries a dark secret that constantly haunts him: the demon child with its insatiable appetite for human souls that weighs so heavily in the sack he carries everywhere with him. Despite Sarah's misgivings, this unfathomable character wins over William and Mary. At first, Sarah's apprehension seems unfounded but, judging by the reaction of the local community to his return from wanderings afar, she may be right and the Ziels' newfound domesticity could be at risk. A...

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Viciously boring
22 February 2020 | by lespritzSee all my reviews

Not scary and you want to throw things until it ends. You won't get this time back...


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English | Tswana

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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$30,737
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