Like many teens growing up in 1980s South Africa, Sonja Ruppersberg and Paul Blom remember attending basement screenings of cult classics such as Night of the Living Dead and re-enacting scenes from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of course, these weren’t films you’d catch at the local movie theatre; under the Calvinistic strictures of the apartheid state, they were illegal.

“I saw them because friends brought them in from outside,” Ruppersberg tells the FM — an echo of Blom, who got copies from a friend’s dad, who smuggled them in from Germany...

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