Category: Film News

 

You’ve been patient and we’ve remained tightlipped but now we can reveal our first wave programming line-up for MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW at Event Cinemas George St Sydney and if the suspense hasn’t killed you yet, we can assure you these films will!

Opening the festival is the Australian Premiere of THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT, the long-awaited sequel to the terrifying 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS and the perfect nerve-rattler to set the mood for the festival! Continuing the former film’s stripped-bare thrills, THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT sees a family of three arrive at their holiday destination only to discover it is completely abandoned – and quickly find themselves terrorised by a group of three remorseless masked killers. If the family is going to survive this inexplicable onslaught, they’ll have to push themselves to their absolute limit.

From international chills to homegrown horror, we’re proud to present the World Premiere of  LIVING SPACE. From first-time feature filmmaker Steven Spiel comes this supernatural chiller about a young couple who are forced to take shelter in an isolated, seemingly-abandoned farmhouse – then battle malevolent forces under the command of an undead Nazi general for their very survival! Including familiar faces like Georgia Chara (WENTWORTH), Leigh Scully (HOME & AWAY) and Andy McPhee (SONS OF ANARCHY), LIVING SPACE is one of the most exciting Australian genre films of 2018.

Next up is MONSTER FEST 2017 ‘Golden Monster’ award-winner,  COLD HELL, helmed by Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky. This giallo-infused action/thriller sees a young woman team up with a police officer to stop a serial killer after witnessing her neighbour’s brutal murder. Another fine slice of international horror is served with HOUSEWIFE, winner of MONSTER FEST 2017 ‘Best Director’ and the sophomore effort of Turkish director Can Evrenol, the man behind 2015’s outrageously demented BASKIN. Like Evrenol’s previous effort, HOUSEWIFE is absolutely brimming with fantastic gore and practical special effects, meaning this is definitely not for the faint hearted!

Following the 2017 Sitges Film Festival official selection, SHEBORG MASSACRE, prolific Australian genre filmmaker Daniel Armstrong returns with TARNATION. Winner of ‘Best Australian Film’ at MONSTER FEST 2017, TARNATION is a manic cabin-in-the-woods styled comedy/horror loaded with possessed cultists, penis bugs, a demonic unicorn and a zombie kangaroo! Making its Sydney debut is Adam McDonald’s unsettling PYEWACKET, a slow-burn occult thriller that follows a frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl who awakens something in the woods after naively performing an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

Rounding off this stellar first wave announcement, MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW is proud to present a 21st Anniversary Screening of Fred Dekker’s cult classic,THE MONSTER SQUAD. Dekker’s loving celebration of Universal Monsters and everything eighties pits a bunch of kids known as THE MONSTER SQUAD head-to-head with a legion of ghouls who are in search of a powerful amulet with which to rule their world.

What: Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (Sydney)
Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/1954076424806302/
Website Event – http://www.monsterfest.com.au/events/mfts-sydney2018/

Where: Event Cinemas George St
505-525 George St, Sydney NSW
Ph: (02) 9273 7300

When: 9th to 11th of March 2018

Tickets: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au

Single Session Tickets:
Adult – $21
Concession – $17.50

Uncork’d Entertainment gives birth to evil with the chilling The Lullaby, in theaters and VOD March 2.                                   

Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe will do everything in her power to protect her son. Is she haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?

Reine Swart, Deànré Reiners, Thandi Puren, Brandon Auret, and Dorothy-Ann Gould star in a Darrell James Roodt film, opening in theaters across the U.S and available on VOD 3/2.

 

“The Lullaby” in theaters and On Demand 3/2

 

eOne has just released the trailer for I Feel Pretty. Starring Amy Schumer, I FEEL PRETTY centres on Renee, who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis. Then one day, she wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, Renee is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly. But what will happen when she realises her appearance never changed?

MONSTER FEST, Australia’s premier showcase of cult and genre cinema, is proud to announce a return to its spiritual home, Melbourne’s iconic and much loved Cinema Nova.

MONSTER FEST was born at Cinema Nova in 2011 and in the years since has grown to become one of the most unique, exciting and well recognised film festivals in the country, building an enviable reputation among film practitioners and movie lovers alike for its heady mix of world and local premiere screenings, special guests, special events, movie marathons and more. Championing the finest cutting-edge cinema on the planet, MONSTER FEST has spawned a legion of dedicated fans across the land.

Cinema Nova’s General Manager Kristian Connelly remarked, “we could not be happier to have MONSTER FEST returning to Cinema Nova. It was within these walls that this magnificent beast was born, and now our baby is coming home. We’re proud, thrilled and even a little scared!

Cinema Nova is Australia’s most popular independent exhibitor and is proud to fly the flag for cutting-edge genre content. Offering audiences the widest and most eclectic cinematic smorgasbord in Melbourne, Monster Fest and Cinema Nova are a match made in heaven – or hell – depending on how you look at it” remarked Neil Foley on behalf of the festival.

Today also marks the opening of submissions for MONSTER FEST’s 2018 Melbourne festival, as well as the announcement of its official dates – Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th of November.

The submissions process for MONSTER FEST commenced in 2015, when we also introduced the ‘Monster Awards’. In 2017, we saw submissions increase by over 200%, including shorts and features from all over the world. The interest in being considered for MONSTER FEST is beyond our wildest dreams. Our advice to filmmakers is; if you’ve got a film or are planning to make one in the near future, don’t be afraid to put it in the MONSTER FEST mix!”, said MONSTER FEST’s Grant Hardie.

Filmmakers can submit their films via:

Film Freeway

Withoutabox

What: Monster Fest 2018
When: Thursday November 22-25 2018
Where:
Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St
Carlton VIC

 

Imposters follows Maddie (Inbar Lavi), a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, leaving her unwitting victims tormented when they realise they have been used and robbed of everything – including their hearts. But things get complicated when her former targets, Ezra (Rob Heaps), Richard (Parker Young) and Jules (Marianne Rendón) team up to track her down. While pursuing her newest mark, Maddie meets a potential love interest, Patrick (Stephen Bishop), which threatens to derail her assignment, much to the chagrin of her mysterious boss, The Doctor. Meanwhile, her dejected past lovers manage to take control of their new realities, not realising that in their quest to confront her, they’ll have to face their own truths and find new versions of themselves along the way.

 

In season one of Imposters, newlyweds Ava (Maddie) and Ezra’s blissful marriage shatters when he discovers his sweet wife has disappeared with all their money and enough sensitive information to destroy his family if he turns to the authorities for help. As a devastated Ezra reels and searches for answers, Maddie expertly prepares for her next con with her trusted cohorts, (Max Brian Benben) and Sally (Katherine LaNasa). When Richard shows up at Ezra’s door in search of his perfect wife Alice, they realise they’ve been fooled by the same woman and join forces in the hope of finding her to seek revenge.

Imposters Season 2 is coming soon to Stan

 

Imposters Season 1 is currently streaming exclusively on Stan