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
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 […]
The only non-Italian film on our list, this film was made by the prolific – and sometimes ‘hit and miss’ – Spanish director, Jesús Franco. Unfortunately, WHITE CANNIBAL QUEEN is one of the occasions where Franco misses and decides to hop on the bandwagon with a much lower budget, and weaker entry. He even admits that it is the worst of the genre. The film is about a guy played by Al Cliver who previously loses his daughter and an arm to cannibals. He goes back to rescue her and discovers that she has become the Queen of the cannibal […]
If there’s one particular brand of cinema that is well renowned for being overtly nasty and controversial. Then it’s the Italian Cannibal film. Titles such as Make Then Die Slowly and Trap Em and Kill Em don’t piss down your back and tell you it’s raining. It’s ‘Oi mate’, smack in the face! If it’s not the subject matter at hand, then it’s often the castration , rape or extreme violence. The director of the notorious 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust, Ruggero Deodato, was even forced into an Italian court charged with murder, until he could provide the actors from […]
As you all would know; Art is subjective. One man’s cup of tea may be another man’s cup of pee and Patrick Still Lives is no exception. You are either going to love it and think it’s one of the most ultimate exploitation films ever made, or you are going to hate its fucking guts, thinking it’s one of the most vile, misogynistic, piles of trash you have ever had the displeasure of laying your anger filled eyes on.
Me, I think it’s the freakin’ tits. Twice the film the original Patrick is (I think it suffered severely with pacing […]
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 […]
Ciao Monster fiends, correspond with MIFF’s wonderful line up of great Giallo films all set to kick it, or in this case, stab it on the big screen. I’ve decided to take you on a bit of a freaked out trip down the lane of five of the most, nasty, fucked up, Giallos ever made.
What the hell is a Giallo? A Giallo is a Hitchcockian type thriller, usually made in Italy, that has the violence and sex cranked into hyperdrive. They are the sophisticated older brother to the 80’s Slasher film. They usually have lots of visual flair and […]
Guten Tag Monstervolk! To celebrate the release of Stephen Amis’ THE 25th REICH we’ve decided to take a gander back in time to a place where political correctness was hidden better than Julian Assange and where concentration camps became a hotbed of deviant, sexual behaviour for full bodied beauties . Achtung baby that’s right … the Nazisploitation film.
The Italians always maintained a hard-on for remodelling hits, and with the advent of German concentration camp films (Nazisploitationers) such as Love Camp 7 (1967), The Night Porter (1974), and the more successful Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1974) the […]