Feature category: Monster Fest

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Monster Fest Second Wave Announcement

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Hey there Monsterfiends, so you’ve just managed to haul yourself off the mat after the news that Butch ‘Eddie Munster’ Patrick, Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson and Dee ‘The Howling’ Wallace were on their way to Melbourne for Monster Fest, well dear friends, it gives us great pleasure to tell you that you ‘aint heard nothing yet – read on and weep…!

First off its time to get your Eli Roth slashy-groove-like thing on with our Official Closing Night Film… none other than KNOCK KNOCK starring Keanu (don’t stop the bus) Reeves! Eli Roth has pretty much stamped himself as the […]

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THE CARING PERSONS GUIDE TO MONSTER FEST TICKETING!

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Dearest Monsterfiends – a little confused about how and where to purchase your Monster Fest tickets? Look no further! This is your one stop guide to Monster Fest ticketing, all you needed to know but were afraid to ask! Feel free to respond to this email or contact tickets@monsterfest.com.au if you have any questions!

VENUES
Monster Fest 2014 is to be held at 2 venues: Cinema Nova, Carlton & Yah Yahs Collingwood (‘The Monsters Lair’)

CINEMA NOVA:
All sessions at Cinema Nova are to be purchased via the Cinema Nova Box Office of
the Cinema Nova website www.cinemanova.com.au

CINEMA NOVA […]

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THE TOP 10 MOST ANTICIPATED HORROR MOVIES OF 2014

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Movie fans and the industry alike are looking ahead to 2015, for what looks to be a truly astonishing year for the multiplexes. The calendar year is bursting at the seams with releases, all of which have huge mass-market appeal. With the attention on the next Star Wars instalment, Jurassic World and the Avengers sequel, next year’s prospects have seemingly been sidelined.

I do believe 2014 is going to surprise us all however. With the awards season kicking into high gear, the year begins strongly with several weeks of quality drama and life-affirming fare. Comic book movies look set […]

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Across the River with Marco Marchese

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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.acrosstheriver1

Hollywood at […]

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Return to Elm St – A Freddy Krueger Retrospective!

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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 […]

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HATCHET 3: Victor Crowley – Last of the Boogeymen!

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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?

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inning with Halloween in 1978, John Carpenter along […]

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Does not Compute: 5 Films That Show Technology is Not to Be Trusted

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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 […]

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TOP FIVE OVER-THE-HILL BAD ARSES!

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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

 

Gran Torino.2008. Dir. Clint Eastwood.

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Eastwood proves again he’s just as flash […]

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The manga-esque escapades of Yudai Yamaguchi!

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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 […]

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Foresight: Killer Instinct: An Interview with Duncan Cunningham – Monster Fest 2013

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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.

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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 […]

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