Articles by Leslie Morris

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ATTENTION PERTH! MONSTER FEST FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY!

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Hey, all you Monster Fiends in Perth!

Jason Driver, in collaboration with Monster Pictures, will be hosting  a series of fundraising events in order to bring some horror celebs to WA’s own Monsterfest!

WHEN: Saturday the 14th of Decemeber!

TIME: 8PM!

WHERE: Velvet Lounge, Mt Lawley!

WHAT: Perth’s best punk bands – The Lungs, YOB  MOB, Black Swan, Electric Toad, Trip Hazard and Rude Boys – rocking the fuck out!

HOW MUCH: $10!

Remember Gorehounds, the more you put into these kind of events, the more we get out of it!  Let’s get things happening in Dullsville. Let’s have […]

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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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Five bad arse facts about Merian C. Cooper.

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Who is Merian C. Cooper? No doubt you’ve heard the name but just can’t place him. You’re familiar with his body of work, but not the man himself. Don’t worry too much. You’re not going to lose any cred over it (Okay maybe a little). The reason why you don’t know is because Cooper’s extraordinary body of work overshadows the man himself. We’re going to look at his top 5 bad arsed achievements. But first I have some honourable mentions. Merian C. Cooper helped kick-start the North American airline industry, risked his life in order to film man-eating tigers and […]

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TOP FIVE MEGA SHARKS

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Why are we so obsessed with sharks? Is it because we fear them? Because they are the top predator of a domain that we will never master?  As the oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface should they be considered the dominate species of planet earth?  Or is our relationship much more complex? Is it because we respect and even love them? Samoans have even worshipped them as Gods. That’s saying a lot ‘cus Somoans just don’t take shit for just anyone.

I think the real answer is simple: it’s because they’re fucking cool! And by the looks of […]

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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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A ‘No Holds Barred’ look at WWE Studios.

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As the man-monsters from the WWE are about to grace our shores for an Australian Tour, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the origins of WWE Studios.  What?!! You had no idea they made films? It took them over twenty years to get started and this is the story of how it almost didn’t happen.

So I’m just going to say it. What the hell is pro wrestling? Is it a vaudevillian act? A sport expedition? Is it real, fake, fixed or something in between? It’s a form of athletic storytelling that merges elements of fact […]

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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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KIM JONG IL’S MONSTER: THE MAKING OF PULGASARI

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Following on from Zak Hepburn’s ‘Top 5 Kaiju Beasts of Cinema‘ we have the story of the strangest monster movie ever made. Enjoy the story of the making of ‘Pulgasari’.

All great movie monsters are born out of death and destruction. For Frankenstein’s monster it was lightning, for Godzilla it was radiation and for Pulgasari it was the soul of Kim Jong-Il.

The making of the movie ‘Pulgasari’ is about the most unlikely story you’ll ever read. While it has many fantastical elements, it’s really just the simple story of a man who wanted to spread his message […]

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