Lido Friday Fright Night

The Pack
Friday the 2nd of October at 9:30 pm

The Pack

Stars Anna Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell, Kieran Thomas Buy Tickets – Lido
After discovering the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his farm, a farmer and his family find themselves under attack from a pack of vicious beasts and are forced to fight to survive. Will they make it out alive? Or will they fall victim to…THE PACK!

Producer Michael Robertson (THE REEF, ROAD KILL) will be in attendance and participate in a Q&A after the film.


Bring Me The Head of the Machine Gun Woman-program-header
Friday the 9th of October at 11 pm

Bring Me The Head Of The Machine Gun Woman

Stars Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Jorge Alis Buy Tickets – Lido
Presented in its original Spanish language with English subtitles
A powerful Argentinian gangster uses everything in his power to stop the woman that wants to kill him, a sexy mercenary known as “The Machine Gun Woman”. The staggering sum of cash he offers for her head sets in motion an army of hitmen and also, by accident, involves the life of naïve Santiago, a video game obsessed DJ who is forced to join the hunt for the irresistible – and bloodthirsty – Machine Gun Woman in order to save his own life.


Friday the 16th of October at 11 pm

We Are Still Here

Stars Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie Buy Tickets – Lido
In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice. And it is with perfect timing for said-awakening, that grieving couple Paul and Anne (Barbara Crampton, RE-ANIMATOR) move in. At first they think the spooky goings on is the spirit of their recently deceased son attempting to get in contact, but a botched séance teaches them the error of their ways, in a spectacularly gruesome fashion.


Friday the 23rd of October at 11 pm

House On The Edge Of The Park

Stars David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo Buy Tickets – Lido
Ruggero Deodato’s follow up to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK follows a psychotic mechanic and his dimwitted accomplice who invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and, after one of the coolest dance sequences ever captured on film, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of violence and torture (because the dancing wasn’t enough).

Stars Elvis Presley songwriter and LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT alum David Hess and Annie Belle (FOREVER EMMANUELLE).


Friday the 30th of October at 11 pm


Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer Buy Tickets – Lido
When dodgy cafeteria food turns all the children in a primary school into rabid killer zombies, a substitute teacher must lead a motley band of surviving staff in the fight of their lives.

If you’re sick of other people’s kids (or maybe your own) and wouldn’t mind seeing the little darlings horribly beaten, stabbed, punched, fried, electrocuted, mashed, pulverized, kicked or any combination of the above – well, then you should probably seek professional help. But please, for humanity’s sake, seek that help AFTER you watch this movie. It’s awesome!


Friday the 6th of November at 11 pm

The Story of O

Stars Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel Buy Tickets – Lido
Corinne Clery and genre legend Udo Kier star in Just Jaekin’s (EMMANUELLE) adaptation of Anne Desclos’ controversial erotic novel, Histoire d’O. Featuring bondage, sexual perversion, sadomasochism and kink (aka – ‘The Good Stuff’), THE STORY OF O, although made an astonishing 40 years earlier, makes 50 SHADES OF GREY look like WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING – You just gotta check it out!

The stunning O surrenders herself at a remote château at her lover, Rene’s request. Upon arrival she is subjected to an around-the-clock regimen of sexual subversion by the château’s trainers, who guide her through the shadowy boundaries between ecstasy and pain and indoctrinate her in the pleasure of the flesh.



Friday the 13th of November at 9:30 pm


Stars Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman Buy Tickets – Lido
Two metalhead teens unwittingly summon a demon when their band learns a piece of music laced with satanic power stolen from their hero, metal-legend-in-hiding Rikki Daggers. Now their small town has turned into an Exorcist’s wet dream and they must hack, slash, stab, spike and decapitate their way through hordes of the possessed in order to defeat evil and save the universe.

From the producer of THE ABC’S OF DEATH 1&2 and TURBO KID


Friday the 20th of November at 11 pm

The Editor

Stars Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy, Laurence R. Harvey Buy Tickets – Lido
The giallo-infused crowd favorite of last year’s Monster Fest, Astron-6’s latest offering is a lovingly absurdist horror-comedic riff on one of the most lurid eras in cinema history. The story follows a film editor embroiled in a series of grisly murders and is simultaneously hilarious, nasty and sweet.

Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.


Thursday the 26th of November to Sunday the 29th of November

Monster Fest

Australia’s Premiere horror, cult and genre film fest is back fiends – Four days of insanity packed into our brand new home, the glorious Lido Cinema, Hawthorn. We’re talking premieres, international special guests, live music, market stalls, masterclasses, parties, cabaret and much, much more! The only excuse to miss it is if you’re dead!



Friday the 4th of December at 7 pm

Basket Case Mini Marathon

Stars Kevin Van Hentenryck, Beverly Bonner, Annie Ross, Gil Roper Buy Tickets – Lido
Having Monster Fest withdrawals already? Why not join us for a post-Fest mini-marathon of mini-epic proportions. Follow deranged Siamese twins Duane and Belial’s adventures through all three cinematic episodes as they tackle evil surgeons, trigger-happy cops and each other, back-to-back on the big screen. Stay for one, two, or all three films, it’s all Basket Case all night!


Friday the 11th of December at 11 pm

Eaten Alive

Stars Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones Buy Tickets – Lido
Originally released in Australia under the title DEATH TRAP, Tobe Hooper’s follow up to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE features Judd, a psychotic redneck who owns a rundown hotel in rural East Texas. He also has a crocodile conveniently living on the other side of the hotel’s front porch railing. The croc will eat just about anything, as the hapless guests of the hotel find out soon enough. A reformed hooker, an unlucky family, and the father and sister of the hooker all become dinner for the giant reptile as one-by-one they get on Judd’s bad side.


Friday the 18th of December at 11 pm

Silent Night

Stars Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue Buy Tickets – Lido
In 1984, the slasher classic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT stunned audiences, was banned in Queensland, and remains the most notorious Christmas movie in history. And now Steven C. Miller has remade it, and it’s amazing.

As their small Midwestern town prepares for its annual Christmas Eve parade, Sheriff Cooper (Malcolm McDowell, HALLOWEEN, CLOCKWORK ORANGE) and his deputy (Jaime King, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D and horror nerd favorite HART OF DIXIE) discover that a maniac in a Santa suit is murdering those he judges as “naughty.” Their sins? Porn, adultery, greed… And he will make sure they rest in heavenly pieces (spoiler – he totally shoves a nude model into a wood chipper – it’s freaking awesome!!).


Friday the 25th of December at 11 pm

Christmas Evil

Stars Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull Buy Tickets – Lido
When he was a boy, Harry idolised Santa Claus, but one Christmas Eve, he witnessed something horrifying that forever shattered his innocent understanding of Santa. Now an adult, Harry wants to embody the pure Santa Claus he grew up loving. He works at a toy factory and keeps records of who’s been naughty and nice, but the spirit of Christmas isn’t what it used to be and he can’t take it. So, garbed in his red suit, Harry decides that the only thing he can do is to become Santa himself and make all of the naughty townspeople pay… In blood!

Described by John Waters as “The greatest Christmas movie ever made” it’s the perfect film to enjoy in the company of like-minded horror fiends after you’ve had a gutfull of all that Christmas day family garbage wonderfulness