Feature category: Interviews

The Incredibly Strange World of Ant Timpson

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With the recent announcement of The ABCs of Death 2, which will be distributed by us here at Monster Pictures, we thought it would be a good time to look at the man behind the movie. Let’s look at the incredibly strange world of Ant Timpson.

There are two types of people in the world: those who see endless problems and those who see endless opportunities. Ant Timpson fits firmly into the latter category. Despite living in the far flung reaches of New Zealand, he’s managed to be in the centre of the cinematic counterculture for he past three […]

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Flesh & Fantasy: An Interview with Ryan Nicholson

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Arguably one of the best low-budget filmmakers alive today, Ryan Nicholson’s films are filled with rape, genital mutilation and torture. He pushes the envelope without compromise and has run into trouble with the censors as a result. Monster Pictures submitted Ryan’s 2009 film Hanger to the OFLC but unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, it was refused classification.

Ryan started out as an FX guy working on all manner of TV and film productions, from Stargate to Ghost Rider. He has gone on to direct fourteen feature films so far. Seeing as the recent remake of Maniac has now […]

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So tell me about MonsterBox.tv?

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Stuck for something to do this weekend, monster fiends? Looking for a way to wile away the long, dark cold evenings? Looking for something to make that night with a loved one extra special?

Monster Pictures has got the very thing.

Presenting MonsterBox.tv – the world’s first horror and cult specific video on demand service. John Noonan spoke to Monster’s Neil Foley to get the lowdown on the goodies they’ve got in store and how your help is needed to get the whole thing up and running.

Click to rent 'The 25th Reich'.

Click to rent ‘The 25th Reich’.

John: Neil what can you tell us […]

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Antony Ginnane on Patrick.

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Unless you’ve been strapped to a hospital bed unable to communicate to the outside world, it will hardly have escaped your attention that the Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Showcasing the best in national and international cinema, it also boasts Night Shift; a series of films for those with a penchant for bloodshed and brutality. Top of our checklist of celluloid-to-see is the remake of the 1978 cult classic Patrick, starring Charles Dance.

For those shameful few who’ve never seen this Ozploitation classic, Patrick is the tale of a comatose patient with telekinetic powers who develops […]

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Apocalyptic – a film by Glen Triggs

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How are you on this lazy Sunday afternoon? If you’re like me you’ve spent your weekend sleeping in, watching movies and trying to do as little as possible. Not so, for Glen Triggs who is currently knee deep in the production of an ambitious horror movie. ‘Apocalyptic is about a local news crew who become horribly involved with a doomsday cult.  Video journalist Jodie Black and cameraman Kevin Horner enter the secret cult world of the Bytherainians. A hidden community of women and children lead by Michael Godson, who claims […]

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V/H/S/2 with Timo Tjahjanto

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Timo Tjahjanto has to be one of the most extreme, and shit-hot horror directors of the present-day. With his bizarre and deviant shorts L is for Libido and Safe Haven, Tjahjanto’s stuff is something that I, for one, cannot get enough of. He is one half of the Indonesian Mo Brothers – well known for the success of Macabre – and it would appear that his creativity holds no bounds. A self-confessed “outsider”, Tjahjanto rehashes the Indonesian horror genre by working beyond two formulas that he describes as being “half assed cheese ball sexual innuendos and J-horror clichés”.

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THE WORLD’S END MELBOURNE PREMIERE

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There’s a new addition to the Monster family and he’s a mad bastard! We like to introduce you to KrackerJak!

Some might know him from being Australian’s number one hardcore wrestler. He’s kicked arse and shed blood all over this great country. The only thing tougher than this son of a bitch, is the questions he asked the cast and crew of ‘At World’s End’ at the Melbourne Premiere.

Nothing to see here. Just another day in office when you’re KrackerJak the Mad Bastard of Australian Pro-Wrestling

Director Edgar Wright reunites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the final entry […]

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The Fallow Field – An Interview with Leigh Dovey and Colin Arnold

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At Monster Pictures we spend our lives searching the globe for the nastiest, most original new horror – sometimes they’re big, sometimes they’re small, always they’re quality and July’s release is a primo example of why the Brits can hold their heads high as producers of fine, demented horror.

John Noonan  met up with director/writer, Leigh Dovey and producer, Colin Arnold, to talk about what they happily describe as a “backwards headfuck”.

‘The Fallow Fields’ is available from July 18 at JB HI-FI and all good retailers and rental chains across the land – read on my troubled friends…

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AT THE WORLD’S END WITH EDGAR WRIGHT

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The end of the world is nigh, and so is Edgar Wright’s beloved ‘Cornetto Trilogy’.  We got our first tasty serving in 2004 with the zombie romp hit ‘Shaun of the Dead’. We had to wait three whole years before we got our second serve with the delicious buddy cop movie ‘Hot Fuzz’. Next month we’re getting our last scoop of apocalyptic goodness with ‘The World’s End’. Hitting Australian screens on August 1st, ‘The World’s End’ follows five friends (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Cosidine and Eddie Marsan) who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub […]

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NIGHTMARE OF ECSTASY: AN INTERVIEW WITH CLAUDIO SIMONETTI

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Hey Monster Goons,

Words cannot express how much I love Goblin.  Their music bypasses my conscious mind and speaks to me in a language of sublime emotion.  I don’t merely listen to their music, I experience it. I hope that you do as well.  So with that in mind it was my great pleasure to talk to Claudio Simonetti. Claudio of course is one of the driving forces Goblin. Claudio chats about the history of the band, plus what it was like to work with such horror icons such as Dario Argento, Ruggero Deodato, and Lucio Fulci. – Enjoy!

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