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Monster Fest 2014 is to be held at 2 venues: Cinema Nova, Carlton & Yah Yahs Collingwood (‘The Monsters Lair’)
All sessions at Cinema Nova are to be purchased via the Cinema Nova Box Office of
the Cinema Nova website www.cinemanova.com.au
Is vengeance ever justice? Is taking the law into one’s own hands for the apparent betterment of society ever acceptable? Can two wrongs ever make a right? These are among the philosophical questions asked in John Doe: Vigilante, the new Australian film by director Kelly Dolen. In the tradition of Michael Winner’s Death Wish, Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, and TVs Dexter, the film features a confessed vigilante killer who offs the crims who haunt our streets. In this film, the vigilante spends much of his time attempting to explain and justify his actions to authorities, […]
Greg Sestero has patience to spare. A fact not surprising considering his involvement in the making of The Room, a film considered one of the best worst films ever made. The film, with cult appeal similar to Troll 2 and the Ed Wood films, has screened regularly at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova. Star of the film, and author of The Disaster Artist (Simon & Schuster), the new book about making The Room, Sestero recently spent two nights entertaining Nova guests with a documentary screening, a Q&A, a rousing screening of Wiseau’s film, and a hell of a lot of […]
Bobby Rhodes is no stranger to the world of horror. He’s been kicking demonic arse since 1985, when, in the roles of Tony and Hank, he stole the show in Lamberto Bava’s Italian horror classics, Demons and Demons 2. Both films solidified Rhodes as a trueHorror Icon.
With his career beginning in the 1960s, Bobby has worked in almost every genre imaginable, from action to science-fiction to comedy, and even medieval drama. This year, Bobby returns to his most beloved genre in the psychological horror film, 6Dana66Godina.
6Dana66Godina (6Days66Years) tells the tale of Sasha Milosevic, an […]
Aaron Sterns is an interesting guy. He co-wrote Wolf Creek 2 with director Greg McLean and was responsible for the very first Wolf Creek prequel novel, Origin: Wolf Creek, Book 1. Both projects take a hard look at Wolf Creek‘s deranged hero, bushman Mick Taylor, and create a causal link between a young jackaroo and the killer he became. In the novel, Sterns builds a figure defined by early-life trauma; in the Wolf Creek 2, Sterns reveals just how that trauma continues to impact Taylor, letting us know that resolution of our hero’s demons is unlikely.
Only John Jarratt could compare the horrors of Mick Taylor’s limb-slicery to the majestic waves of high tide Bondi Beach. It sounds like an impossible metaphor, but hearing it via Jarratt’s surprisingly soft-spoken eloquence, it makes sense. Jarratt suggests rough waves, like the Australian outback, contain as much magnificence as dread. And that there’s something innate in all of us that wants to take a closer look.
We’re drawn, as audiences, to what we fear. Jarratt’s film, Wolf Creek , exemplified this by creating its own waves at the Aussie box-office bringing a profit in excess of $25 million worldwide, […]
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. […]
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.
Foresight: Killer Instinct is Duncan Cunningham’s captivating, low budget ode to the ultra-violent and crass. This is Bad Lieutenant meets The Crow in an all-out Aussie action fest. Don’t miss it this Saturday at Monster Fest at the Cinema Nova. To get you in the mood, here’s an interview with Duncan. He wrote the film and also plays a central character. Enjoy.
Jason Driver (JD): So Duncan, tell me about what influenced you to get into film making in the first place?
Duncan Cunningham (DC): Well I was 10. I picked up my dad’s video camera and […]
Andrew Traucki’s THE JUNGLE will be premiering at Monster Fest this year (Saturday 23 November). In what is sure to be a highlight of the festival, Traucki himself will be in attendance to answer questions from the audience. We caught up with Traucki to talk about THE JUNGLE and his career thus far. On the phone to the director we catch him outside, wind howling. He excuses himself to find shelter. Where is he I wonder; a deserted beach somewhere, scaling a precarious mountaintop, his backyard perhaps?! Having watched his films, one can’t help but entertain the idea that he’s […]