Feature category: Interviews

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MEET THE FILMMAKERS: SORORAL – MONSTER FEST 2013

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We sit down with the director and composer of Sororal and talk about the creature on this truly unique Australian genre gem. Click HERE to books your ticket, before it’s too late.

Sororal is an ode to Italian giallo, and one of the most unique and astute Australian features in eons. Sam Barrett lives and breaths genre, but this is much more than mere homage — confronting, powerful and beautiful, it is a serious work of art in its own right.

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MEET THE FILMMAKERS: BECKONING THE BUTCHER – MONSTER FEST 2013

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The stars of Beckoning the Butcher sit down and tells us about the making of their unique found footage film. BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW


Chris Shaw was an internet sensation with his video channel on legitimising and bebunking rituals and legends of paranormal entities. For his latest video, Chris, his girlfriend and three friends head out to rural Victoria to perform the ritual ‘Beckoning the Butcher’ for his online fans, but the video never made it online. All five people involved in the ritual went missing and the only clue into their disappearences is on Chris’ video camera which he […]

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Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!!! – Cinema’s Creepiest Kids!

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We’re all getting a bit excited as we draw closer and closer to the wonderful Linda Blair coming over here for the 40th anniversary showing of The Exorcist. Her legendary performance as Reagan got us thinking about children in films. An English proverb says that ‘the soul is healed by being with children’; but then whoever said that obviously never had to contend with some of the under-16s John Noonan writes about in this list of five killer kid films.

 

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The Children – The Children (2008)

Ah, Christmas. According to many, it’s the most wonderful time of […]

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A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ERIC ENGLAND, DIRECTOR OF CONTRACTED

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Hey folks, Marcey in da hizzy, this time with an awesome interview with CONTRACTED writer/director Eric England!

This is one heck of an amazing filum that you definitely don’t want to miss. Lucky for you, not only is it screening at Monster Fest this year, CONTRACTED will also be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 19th of January 2014 (pre-order here *cough*)

Hi Eric, first things first, how freaking excited are you to have CONTRACTED playing at this year’s Monster Fest?

EE: So freaking excited! I’ve heard nothing but great things about the festival, as well as […]

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WE LOVE DICK – TRASHAMRAMA 2013

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While sitting here enjoying a quiet coffee in a trendy cafe surrounded by hipsters, I am confronted by a blood drenched mess who introduces himself as Dick Dale, the FestEVIL director of the ‘nastiest short fillum program in Oz’, Trasharama-a-Go-Go. He proudly exclaims he is covered in blood after shooting a short for Monster Fest called “We Love Dick” in which he gets “ripped apart by half naked and topless zombie girls who then eat me and fornicate with my body parts while getting it on with each other.” The reaction on my face is one of clear confusion/arousal, […]

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HIS NAME IS HELLFIRE: AN INTERVIEW WITH UNDERGROUND FILMMAKER, WILLIAM HELLFIRE

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His name is Hellfire! He makes dirty, nasty, disgusting little films. He’s also one heck of a nice guy! If you have no idea who William Hellfire is, you’re in for a treat! In this interview, we talk about his origins a fetish/sexploitation film-maker. How he got arrested for making Duck! The Carbine High Masscare and his upcoming film Upsidedown Cross that stars David Yow from The Jesus Lizard. We also fan-boy over our love for Mexican actor, Hugo Stiglitz. This is a real fun one! Check it out!

 

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Cut from a different cloth: an interview with the invincible Jason Trost

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If you watch enough films you get yourself, and your expectations, into a rut. You lock yourself into certain conventions. You develop ideas about what a film can and can’t do; what it should and shouldn’t be. For example: In a slasher movie the villain always needs to wear a mask. In a monster movie we shouldn’t see the creature too much. If it’s a buddy cop movie, by jingo they need to be an odd couple who learn to love each other.

Then, once every few years, a film comes along and turns ‘conventional logic’ on its head and […]

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The Devourer of Movies: An Interview With Antonio Trashorras.

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Antonio Trashorras (Madrid, 1969) is a self-confessed film buff. But he’s not just your garden variety film fan who obsessively watches movies; instead, he’s someone who devours them whole and is always hungry for more. What people in Spain call a cinéfago.

With influences ranging from genre filmmakers like Mario Bava and John Carpenter, to more elite auteurs such as Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman, Trashorras is a true movie lover. One who regards horror directors with the same reverence he has for higher-minded, artistic filmmakers. This has served him well in a career as a film critic […]

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Sydney Underground Film Festival – An Interview with Katherine Berger.

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Since 2007, the Sydney Underground Film Festival has been shocking Sydneysiders with the world’s best underground and independent films. This year is no different.  They’re serving up a smoregus board of witches, video cassettes, subhumanoidies, zombies, and even a cute Lil’ locat. Regardless of the genre, they will make you laugh, shock you, and challenge the conservative conventions of filmmaking.

The festival will even see the return of one of Australia’s most controversial cult figures: Mr. DoodleBurger.

Monster catches up with Katherine Berger, co-director of SUFF, to get the lowdown on this years must-see films.
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