'The Tokoloshe' is directed by Jerome Pikwane and stars Petronella Tshuma, Dawid Minnaar, Kwande Nkosi, Harriet Manamela and Yule Masiteng. Picture: Supplied

Paranormal thriller "The Tokoloshe," directed by Jerome Pikwane and starting Petronella Tshuma, will screen at the first-ever Comic Con Africa

The three-day event showcases comic books, as well as science fiction and fantasy films and television, and all things supernatural.

The South African film, a tale about a terrifying predator, tells the story of Busi (Tshuma), a young woman who is desperate for money and takes the night shift at the local hospital. When she starts working there, she befriends a young girl, Gracie, (Kwande Nkosi) who believes that she is being terrorised by a supernatural being called the Tokoloshe. When the children start being taken, Busi is forced to ask if the Tokoloshe is responsible.

“The film has generated a great deal of interest at various fantasy and horror festivals globally,” says director Pikwane, who has just returned from its European premiere at Frightfest in London, the UK’s largest international horror film festival.

"The Tokoloshe" will be travelling to film festivals in Portugal, Sweden, Spain and Belgium before it releases on 2 November at cinemas in South Africa.– just in time for Halloween. Earlier this year it opened the Durban International Film festival.

Meanwhile, despite disappointment following Jason Mamoa's announcement that he will no longer be able to attend the event, fans will still have the opportunity to meet "American Gods" actors Yetide Badaki and Ricky Whittle.  

Comic Con Africa is to be held from the 14th to the 16th September, at the Kyalami Convention Centre. 

Tickets are on sale at Computicket.