Articles by Zak Hepburn

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Top 5 Kaiju Beasts of Cinema

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To celebrate the Australian release of PACIFIC RIM Zak Hepburn takes a look a the top 5 Kaiju ever to grace the silver screen, We’re also giving away tickets to see the film so read on Monsterphiles and be amazed!

Guillermo del Toro’s multi-million dollar monster mash Pacific Rim (2013), opens with a title card informing the audience that ‘Kaiju’ means ‘giant beast’ in Japanese. For the uninitiated, this is a somewhat basic introduction to the giant antagonists that threaten the world in del Toro’s two-hour cinematic love letter. To others, however, the mere mention of the word is an […]

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A Monster In The House: An Interview with Muirhouse director Tanzeal Rahim

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When we found out that cinema snob at large Zak Hepburn liked Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER – we decided to send him on an one way assignment. His mission? Recreate the events of the film MUIRHOUSE – which depicts the fateful journey of  writer Phillip Muirhouse, who began a promotional book tour on supernatural phenomena based around the famous Monte Cristo Homestead, which is known as ‘the most haunted house in Australia’. Shit get’s weird. Fortunately for Hepburn, rather than follow the characters ill fated journey – he decided to speak with MUIRHOUSE writer/director Tanzeal Rahim about ghosts, local […]

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When Monster met The Nymph

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It takes balls of steel to live in Ceduna and make a mockumentary about The Nullarbor Nymph. After all, she may still be out there… older, angrier, nakeder. And who knows what might happen to the poor unfortunate filmmaker should she ever get wind of what transpired in front of his lens. But then again, Mathew Wilkinson is no ordinary man. He’s a member of that rare breed who can look a naked, feral wild woman right in the eye and say ‘Bring It!’ This week, Monster Pictures correspondent and hipster-at-large, Zak Hepburn, asked the man himself to come clean […]

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Man to ManBORG – an interview with Steve Kostanski

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A couple of weeks ago, Monster Man-About-Town Zak Hepburn sat down with writer/director Steve Kostanski to chat about his latest film MANBORG… Well, not literally with him, as Zak lives in Melbourne while Steve lives in Vancouver, but you know, each of them sat at a computer linked to the internet and subsequently to each other. At least I assume they sat. I guess they could have been standing. Or Zak could have been standing and Steve sitting, or vice-versa. And not at the same time, they didn’t Skype or anything; it was more of an email exchange… and a […]

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