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Australia’s premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST, returns to Cinema Nova from Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th for MONSTER FEST PART VIII: MONSTER TAKES MELBOURNE.

Following on from our most successful festival to date in 2018 with a record attendance of over 2,800 patrons, we are pleased to reveal that our eighth chapter is guaranteed to be our best yet! Our diverse range of international programming consists exclusively of World & Australian Premieres, accompanied by filmmaker Q&As, panels, lectures, pop-up events and more!

Our first wave line-up announcement comprises of seven imaginative and bold new Australian features, five of which will be celebrating their World Premieres.

Special effects maverick Justin Dix steps back into the director’s chair for his sophomore feature, BLOOD VESSEL, a harrowing high seas horror that pits a motley crew of shipwreck survivors against an ancient evil aboard an abandoned Nazi warship.

CULT GIRLS, the nightmarish and hypnotic horror from writer/director Mark Bakaitis, concerns a young woman whose search for her two missing sisters leads to her spiralling descent into hell.

Award-winning shorts filmmaker Mike Green makes his feature debut with OUTBACK, an immersive and gruelling survival thriller that witnesses two Americans at odds with the harsh and unforgiving Australian outback.

Jesse O’Brien‘s hilariously macabre and delightfully irreverent TWO HEADS CREEK also plays upon the fish out of water scenario, only this time with a pair of British siblings stranded in a rural town where the ghoulish locals have a sinister means of dealing with immigration.

More crazed locals abound in James Di Martino‘s debut feature THE FACELESS MAN, an insane tale of a group of friends whose party weekend getaway in the country turns to bloodshed when they are met with both the town’s strict no drug policy and the menace of the titular character.

Filmmaker Sandra Sciberras‘s THE DUST WALKER offers up both thrilling sci-fi action and intense viral horror as a small outback town bands together to face off against a parasitical alien threat.

Monster Fest alumni Matthew Victor Pastor returns this year with A BIGGER JAIL, a psychosexual thriller that sees a young married couple’s encounter with a recently paroled criminal lead to devastating consequences.

We are also excited to reveal our MONSTER FEST PART VIII: MONSTER TAKES MELBOURNE artwork.

WHEN:
Thursday October 10th – Sunday October 13th, 2019

WHERE:

Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St
Carlton VIC

TICKETS:

Single Session Tickets
Adult – $20.50
Concession – $16

Get the most out of the Monster Fest experience and save with these festival passes:

VIP Passes (15 films) $199 [Early Bird Offer, first 50 VIP Passes at $169 each]

The VIP Pass gets you all-access to all Monster Fest screenings, events and panels from Thursday October 10th to Sunday the 13th.

Mini-Pass (5 Films) $70

The Mini-Pass may be used for any 5 Monster Fest film sessions from Friday October 11th to Sunday the 13th (EXCLUDES Opening Night).

MONSTER FEST returns to CINEMA NOVA in 2019 with new dates and plans for continued expansion nationally in partnership with Australia’s largest cinema chain EVENT CINEMAS.

MONSTER FEST is Australia’s premier genre film festival and has run annually in Melbourne every November since 2011. This year they have decided to bring the dates of the festival forward, MONSTER FEST 2019 will run from Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th for its 8th edition; a full five weeks ahead of previous years’ festivals to accommodate an exciting new development.

Since 2017, in partnership with EVENT CINEMAS, MONSTER FEST has rolled out their satellite festival, MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW across Australia. Following its success, MONSTER FEST are now collaborating on plans to take the Melbourne experience to the rest of Australia in select cities in November 2019. Stay tuned for further announcements in the coming weeks.

“Having seen the continued growth of Monster Fest Melbourne in the last few years, we at Event wanted to bring that experience to some of our major sites around the country and we are very excited to see how we can work together to make that a reality”
Claire Gandy – General Manager Content
Event Cinemas Australia

“Since we started the festival our plan has always been to take it nationally and make it the largest and best known genre festival in this part of the world, this continued partnership with Event Cinemas in 2019 makes this a reality”
Grant Hardie – Festival Director
Monster Fest

 

MONSTER FEST is a mix of Premieres, international festival favourites, new discoveries with renowned international guests and a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre talent. For information on last year’s festival visit here.
MONSTER FEST 2019 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Submissions are now open for features, short films and expanded cinema projects.

In 2018 submissions increased by over 100%, and we had the strongest shorts program since the festival began. The interest internationally for MONSTER FEST is beyond our wildest dreams and 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!
Grant Hardie – Monster Fest Festival Director

What: MONSTER FEST (VIII) 2019
Website Event – http://www.monsterfest.com.au
Where: Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC (03) 9347 5331
When: Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th