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Mark Hartley’s Cannon Films Documentary to have its World Premiere at MIFF

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Now I know there are a lot of Mark Hartley fans out there and of course lots of Cannon Films fans, well I have some bloody good news for you!

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD , UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS documentary is going to make it’s World Premiere right here in Melbourne at the Melbourne International Film Festival!

How exciting is that? Mark Hartley is going to be a guest of the festival, and the film’s premiere is on August 2nd at 6:30pm. If you are a MIFF member you can purchase tickets right now! If you are not a […]

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Big news here fiends, the fantastic documentary THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG will screen at this years Melbourne International Film Festival!

Congratulations to the crew for this amazing achievement! The full MIFF program will go live this Friday, members can already check it out.

Here is the announcement from the Official Facebook for THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG: OK kids, it’s official: The Search For Weng Weng screens at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival!!! This is a seriously major coup for our humble little film (shame there’s no BIFF this year…). Looks like I’m flying home a week […]

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MIFF is a month away, preview some titles!

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It is hard to believe MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) is almost upon us again, has it already been a year? Apparently so!

Monster fiends, I am sure you all love the big festival, which starts July 31st, so why not take a look at some titles we know are playing.

The entire program will be released on July 11th, along with ticket sales, be sure to check out their website or download the app.


BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (China/Hong Kong)
Dir: Diao Yinan

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of […]

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Night Shift at MIFF, a peek under the sheets (Pt.2)

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Okay Monsterfreaks, lets delve back under the sheets of the MIFF Night Shift program…

Check out this bevy of bloody beauties!



In an unassuming Japanese high school, young, good-looking Mr Hasumi is everything a teacher should be: popular with staff and students; kind, talented, sympathetic; highly deranged. Obviously the stage is set for the kind of gleeful all-out massacre that only Takashi Miike (Ace Attorney, MIFF 2012) could possibly pull off.

If his recent films suggested that Miike might be slowing down, Lesson of the Evil takes those concerns, locks them inside a school and kills

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Digging into the mind and black heart of MIFF 2013!

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I am sure there are many of you are positively buzzing at the thought of MIFF, fair enough too, there’s shit loads to be pumped about!

With the grisly delights of giallo and the MIFF Night Shift putting a spring into the stride of every bona fide freak this side of the Blue Ranges, we thought we’d have a chat to the brains trust behind the programming.

The Monsters Eye got stuck into the tough questions with Michelle Carey (Artistic Director) and Al Cossar (Programmer).

Read on and be amazed!!!


Michelle Carey – Artistic Director, tackles some of our […]

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Night Shift at MIFF, a peek under the sheets (Pt.1)

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The ‘Night Shift’ program at MIFF is an absolute MUST for any self-respecting genre nut, last year titles like VHS, [REC] 3: GENESIS and MANIAC sent us into a late night tizz and and this year the grissly morsels are every bit as tasty..

Let’s take a look at the nastiness within…



In 17th-century England, a group of deserters flees a raging battle through the English countryside. They are soon caught by a man who insists they help him uncover a treasure buried in the middle of a field. As they feast on wild mushrooms, the

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GIALLO at MIFF – There is a God!

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Yes Monsterpeeps MIFF is back – what’s MIFF, say all you non-Melbourne Monsterites… It’s the Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia’s oldest and largest film festival, and for the devilish at heart there’s genre treats a plenty!

One feature of this years program that is bound to pique the interests of blood sucking freaks like yourselves is the giallo retrospective, ‘Shining Violence: Italian Giallo’. If you haven’t seen the likes of Argento and Fulci on the big screen, quite simply dear fiends YOU HAVEN’T LIVED!!

Okay, lets take a squiz at the treasures within.


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