Mattie Do is a remarkable woman. Her first feature film, Chanthaly, was the not only the first horror film ever made in Laos, but the first Laotian film directed by a woman. The film was well-received internationally, and Do was heralded as a commanding new voice in modern horror, presenting audiences with a chilling and smart commentary on familial ties in modern Laos.
Do was born and raised in Los Angeles. She worked as a make-up artist on American and European productions before relocating to Laos in 2010 where she worked as a consultant for a Lao film company. […]
It with sadness in our hearts that we must announce that Scott Schirmer’s coming-of-age gore fest FOUND, was refused classification by Australia’s Classification Board yesterday, on the 21st of May. This is the 4th feature, after Hanger, The Human Centipede II and Father’s Day, to be scheduled for release in Australia by Monster Pictures that has surpassed (and brilliantly surpassed, at that) what is acceptable within Australia’s existing R18+ classification.
FOUND has played in over 40 film festivals world-wide (including Australia’s very own A Night of Horror Film Festival last year), winning 15 Best Feature and 8 Best […]
Across The River is a haunting tale of isolation and the struggle for sanity. Within that struggle is where we find biologist Marco Contrada (played by the amazing Marco Marchese); tracking foxes and boars near the Italian/Slovenian Border. He makes his way across a pass that then floods, trapping him in a very remote and secluded forest. There he comes across an old, abandoned township with a not-so-pleasant past. To tell much more wouldn’t do the film justice, it is simply a style of truly suspenseful horror, which has been forgotten about in a time of cheap trickery.
How a scarred child killer wearing a glove with razor fingers became an unlikely hero of the horror genre
One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You
Anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s probably remembers nights when they were having trouble sleeping, waking up in a cold sweat and imagining that the shadow draped over the wall looked suspiciously like a tall man in a fedora and wearing a steel claw. This was the effect that Freddy Krueger had on many defenceless teens.
During the slasher movie boom of the 1980s, most screen killers followed the […]
The latest instalment of Adam Green’s Hatchet series is being screened at this year’s Monster Fest. Victor Crowley makes his third appearance as the Bayou Butcher of Louisiana on Friday 29th November. A love letter to the slasher films of the 80s and the boogeymen that populated them, the Hatchet films, and its star, represent a by-gone era. Despite recent attempts at rebooting the likes of Halloween and Friday the 13th, it would appear Myers, Voorhees and company can indeed sputter out and die – who knew?
inning with Halloween in 1978, John Carpenter along […]
Antisocial, the frankly awesome tale of social networking gone awry, will be making it’s Aussie debut at Monster Fest this year (tickets available here), before being released on glossy Blu-ray and DVD on December 4th. Brutal, shocking and guaranteed to make you think twice about what you post on Facebook, we can’t wait to show it to you.
Technology has always been shitter. For every Manborg out there, there’s some other tech that will inevitably want to bite us on the ass. Just look at the Terminator films – James Cameron was clearly out to […]
Hey Monster Fiends. With the upcoming Monster Fest screen of From Dusk Till Dawn (book your tickets HERE), we’ve decided to take a walking frame assisted stroll down the paths of different films that have one thing generally in common. They stink of Mothballs? No. They all feature a hero, well past their due by date, in conflict with others, their environment or even their own memory. Once I’ve found my glasses and my teeth. Let’s venture forth on this journey of all things well used
Hey horrorphiles! As you have probably already seen Yudai Yamaguchi’s latest film ABDUCTEE will be screening at the (rapidly) upcoming Monster Fest. Simply because he is such a unique filmmaker, I assure you that one is an absolute gem! Working from the horror and comedy genres in Japan, Yamaguchi has created quite a name for himself with flicks that are full of outlandish gore in the most bizarre and humorous ways possible. His films range from horror, to science fiction, to thriller, to comedy, but most often Yamaguchi will mix horror and comedy, creating a harmonious balance of gore […]
Eeeeek! Monster Fest is just around the corner, folks! As we are gearing up for the most shock-worthy film festival of the year, it is time to do a little digging through the programme. Presenting you with some of the wackiest releases straight from Asia, Fantastic Asia will showcase the latest work by the one – the ONLY – Noboru Iguchi. As one of the most stunningly brilliant (and oddball) Japanese filmmakers of the present day, Iguchi’s films deliver most note-worthy and unforgettable entertainment. Working within the adult, horror, and thriller genres, Iguchi’s narratives are all very… Well, […]
Our own Monster Queen, Kitty Killeral interviews the surf/60’s/rockabilly band, La Bastard who will be rocking at the Monster Fest opening night party. Click HERE to get your tickets for opening night.