Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Night OF Horror Film Festival

The Second Coming

 

The Second Coming is the brand new film from well known Australian cult-film director Richard Wolstencroft. Subculture Entertainment’s Dave G caught up with Richard ahead of the film’s screening at the A Night of Horror Film Festival.

Catch The Second Coming as it premieres at this year’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival on Saturday December 5 at 5.00pm www.anightofhorror.com

You can listen to or download our Richard Wolstencroft interview right here.

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Pig Pen

One of the films to look forward to as this year’s A Night Of Horror Film Festival is the sensational Pig Pen. Dave G caught up with director Jason M. Koch to chat about the film.

Catch Pig Pen as it premieres at this year’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival on Friday December 4 at 7.00pm www.anightofhorror.com

You can listen to or download our Jason M. Koch interview right here.

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Counter Clockwise

Before it’s screening at the A Night Of Horror Film Festival Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths decided to catch up with the director of Counter Clockwise for a chat.

Catch Counter Clockwise as it premieres at this year’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival on Wednesday December 2 at 7.00pm www.anightofhorror.com

You can listen to or download our George Moise interview right here.

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Monster Fest 2015 is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual awards ceremony.

Having concluded at its new home in Lido Cinemas, this year’s ghoulish event was bigger and better than ever, with international guests Dee Wallace, Butch Patrick and Fred “The Hammer” Williamson giving fans more than their money’s worth, with up close and personal experiences over three days.

Opening last Thursday night with the World Premiere of SCARE CAMPAIGN, the new offering by renowned Melbourne-based filmmaking duo, Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Monster Fest culminated in its second annual awards ceremony, acknowledging the best of this year’s impressive line-up.

The winners of Monster Fest 2015 Awards are:

Best Short Screenplay
Izzy Lee – INNSMOUTH

Best International Short Film
BEYOND FEROX – Thomas Yagodinski

Best Short Film Director
Shant Hamassian – NIGHT OF THE SLASHER

Best Victorian Short
THE PRIEST – Goran Spoljaric

Best Feature Screenplay
Colin and Cameron Cairnes – SCARE CAMPAIGN

Best Feature Film Special Effects
BITE

Best Sound in a Feature
SCARE CAMPAIGN

Best Female Lead
Elma Begovic – BITE

Best Male Lead
Sterling Knight – LANDMINE GOES CLICK

Monster Jury Award
VELVET VIXEN’S ZOMBIE MASSACRE

Best Feature Film Director
Colin and Cameron Cairnes – SCARE CAMPAIGN

Best Australian Feature Film
CAT SICK BLUES – Dir. David Jackson Prod. Harley Hoshi, David Jackson, Matthew C. Vaughan

Crystal Monster for Best Film
SCARE CAMPAIGN – Dir. Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Prod. Julie Ryan

Monster Fest director, Neil Foley said, “Congratulations to all the winners, especially the Scare Campaign team, who collected four awards. “The calibre of films in this year’s Monster Fest really raised the bar and I’m excited about next year’s potential already, especially at our new home, Lido Cinemas, which provided the perfect atmosphere for fans and Festival guests.”

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Creed,’ ‘Absolutely Everything,’ ‘Love The Coopers,’ The Program, and ‘By The Sea’. This episode also contains interviews with Ryan Coogler, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, David Walsh Louise Wadley (All About E), Butch Patrick (Monster Fest), George Moise (Counter Clockwise), Megan Riakos (Crushed), Dee Wallace (Monster Fest), Fred Williamson (Monster Fest), Ian Meadows (Scare Campaign), John Quong Tart (Scare Campaign), Ursula Dabrowsky (Inner Demon), Jason M. Koch (Pig Pen), Richard Wolstencroft (The Second Coming) and there’s a chat with the co-curator of the Retro Hollywood Film Festival.

Also  take a listen as the boys launch a brand new giveaway thanks to Ursula Dabrowsky. Take a listen to our interview with Ursula to see how you could win a signed copy of her new film Inner Demon.

To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

A Night OF Horror Film Festival

Sensoria

 

 

 

Summary: Traumatised by a series of losses in her life the recently divorced Caroline (Lanna Olsson) finds herself suddenly living in a strange apartment alienated from everything she once took for granted. Surrounded by peculiar neighbours and with disturbing, inexplicable events increasing in frequency, Caroline struggles to make sense of her new circumstances. Is her mental illness getting the best of her? Is she just struggling to adapt to living alone? Or is there something more sinister at hand?

Year: 2015

Australian Cinema Release Date: TBA

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Sweden

Director: Christian Hallman

Screenwriter: Christian Hallman, Mans F.G. Tunberg

Cast: Norah Andeson (My Jansson), Karin Bertling (Vera Brandt), Boel Larsson (Elsa Ullman), Harald Leander (Frank Mandel), Alida Morberg (Emma Trelkovski), Lanna Olsson (Caroline Menard), Rafael Pettersson (Johan Steiner), Linnea Pihl (The Girl)

Runtime: 81 mins

Classification: CTC

 

OUR SENSORIA REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

David Griffiths:

The Scandinavian film industry has delivered some brilliantly hard edged movies over the past few years – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Let The Right One In spring straight to mind – and now horror fans are about to start raving about the release of a brand new film from Sweden with Sensoria certainly deserving to be described as one of the horror films of the years.

Directed by first time feature film director Christian Hallman (who is mainly known for his involvement with several film festivals across Europe) Sensoria is the kind of film that keeps you guessing while you are watching it and then stays with you for a long time after the final credits have rolled. Hallman sets up so many David Lynch like characters in the apartment building that when things first start happening to Caroline you can’t help but wonder is it the strange bossy lady, the blind man who quickly learns way too much about Caroline or the creepy Steiner who has date-rapist written all over him. About the last thing you actually expect is the twist that Hallman delivers, a twist that is so good that Sensoria deserves to be put into the truly memorable horror films category.

Sensoria really does show that Christian Hallman is a director to watch over the years. While many carry on about the fact that films like The Conjuring or Insidious have you on the edge of your seat, the weak amount of suspense that those films generate is nothing compared to what Hallman manages to create with Sensoria. Even better is the fact that he manages to do it without falling into that whole found-footage genre or having to rely on blood and gore to do what he wants to do… and that is send some chills down the spine of the audience.

Teaming up with Hallman here is cinematographer Janssen Herr who also helps give Sensoria the look and feel that makes it so special. Very few filmmaking teams in the world can make a simple thing like water dripping from a tap so eerie, but that is something that these two manage eerily well. Together Hallman and Herr actually make the apartment building a character in itself and at times you are left wondering whether it is the actual building that is the horror that is taunting Caroline.

Sensoria also allows some acting talent to burst onto the scenes as well. Lanna Olsson really reveals herself as an actress with great range as she plays the traumatised Caroline very well. Whether it be a suspenseful moment in a bath tub, a freaky encounter with a neighbour or even a dramatic scene in which she pours her heartache out to her best friend Olsson’s range allows her to never fall below par. She is also well supported by child actress, Norah Anderson who writes herself into horror film folklore and steals a lot of the scenes that she is performing in.

While it may have flown under the radar for many horror fans Sensoria is a film that needs to be checked out. Christian Hallman reveals himself as a horror director with a big future ahead of him while the films mash of Scandinavian horror and J-horror creepiness makes it a complete stand-out.
Stars(4.5)

 

 

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(4.5)

 

IMDB Rating:
Sensoria (2015) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Sensoria reviews: Nil

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