A local horror movie…now there’s something you don’t hear everyday, well, until now of course. It comes in the shape of 8, now currently streaming on Netflix across the African continent in 54 countries.
The supernatural thriller launched today, is grounded in local folklore and mythology. It’s a dark story of atonement, rooted in traditional beliefs about ancestors and the spirit world. Reality and superstition collide where the world of the living meets the dead.
8 tells the story of 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 family. 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 need, he facilitates several deaths and killings in the village, drawing the circle closer to the Ziels.
No doubt this should make for intriguing watching, you can check it out immediately here.