Kaalo wins best film award at SA Horror fest

MUMBAI: The Yash Patnaik produced and Wison Louis-directed horror film, Kaalo, has won two awards at the South African Horrofest held at Cape Town from 27 October to 5 November.

Kaalo won the best feature film award and also the best cinematography award.

Said Wilson Louis, “Getting an international recognition that too for a horror film to an Indian filmmaker like me gives me an opening and a thought process to henceforward make films in which I am apt in (horror).”

Other films that lapped up awards were The Taint that received the most outrageous award. Ken Foree won the best male award for Zone Of The Dead while Kristina Klebe annexed the best female lead award for the same film.

The best screenplay award went to Adam Mason and Simon Boyes won the best screenplay award for Blood River, Pushpank Gawade won the best cinematography award for Kaalo.

While The Phantom Of The Opera that won the audience choice award, Walking Distance won the best special FX make-up award.

Short film Stay got a special mention for the best scare film while Joe Spinell got an entry into the Hall of Fame for Maniac.

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