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Monster Pictures, Australia’s leading distributor of horror and genre films is proud to announce the release on DVD & BluRay of STARRY EYES, the winner of ‘Best Film‘ at the 2014 Monster Fest.

To celebrate its release, Monster Pictures, in association with Backlot Studios, is hosting a special event screening of the film on Friday 13th of March in Melbourne, Australia.

The special event screening will also include a live Skype Q&A session with the star of the film, award winning actor Alex Essoe, along with giveaways, prizes and more.

A ticket is included with every pre-ordered copy of STARRY EYES from the Monster Pictures website and Monster will also have other new release DVDs and BluRays available on the night for only $10 each!

“Recently we have seen one of our biggest releases become the most pirated Australian film ever”, said Neil Foley, Director of Monster Pictures, referring to the acclaimed JOHN DOE: VIGILANTE. “By putting on special event screenings we are trying to counter the pirating culture by providing true genre fans with an opportunity to do more than just watch the films. We want the fans to engage with how these films should be experienced and provide screening events that elevate the genre”, he continued.

The STARRY EYES screening is the first in a series of new releases that will be shown on the 13th of every month at Backlot Studios as part of the ‘Monster Fest Presents’ program.

April will see the amazing HONEYMOON screened, followed by LET US PREY in May, CHARLIE’S FARM in June, THE EDITOR in July and WHITE SETTLERS in August.

“Backlot is committed to providing filmmakers and distributors with the best opportunities to have their films seen as they were intended”, said Tony Ianiro of Backlot Studios. “We are proud to partner with Monster Pictures to put on the Monster Fest Presents nights as everyone benefits – the filmmakers, the distributors and most of all the genre fans, as they get to experience the films in the best way possible and enjoy the special events that the Monster team are putting together”, he continued.

“We expect Monster Fest Presents: STARRY EYES to sell out, as not only is it a fantastic film, but fans will want the opportunity of speaking with Alex Essoe in the intimate and luxurious surroundings of Backlot Studios”, said David Leadbetter, Monster Fest National Marketing Manager. “The ongoing season of Monster Fest Presents is going to create an important monthly genre film night in Melbourne and we are excited about the next Monster Fest film festival, scheduled for November 2015”. he continued.

Tickets are strictly limited. 1 ticket per copy of STARRY EYES purchased on the website, available for collection from Backlot on the night. An extra ticket to the STARRY EYES screening is available when purchasing the other fantastic March release, THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE PILLIGA.

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The films showing at Monster Fest 2014 are listed below. As our reviewers review each film their reviews will appear right here. Each day we will also take a look at what is screening for that day so stay tuned.

THE ABCS OF DEATH 2

The ABCs Of Death 2

2014 | 123 mins | D: Jen & Sylvia Soska, Steven Kostamski, Kristina Buozyte, E.L Katz, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali | S: Tristan Risk, Connor Sweeney, Julian Barrett

 

BIRDEMIC

Birdemic

2010 | 105 mins | D: James Nguyen | S: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore

 

CHARLIE’S FARM

Charlie's Farm

2014 | 88 mins | D: Chris Sun | S: Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Kane Hodder

 

CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH

Class Of Nuke 'Em High

1986 | 85 mins | D: Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz | S: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard

 

DEAD SNOW 2

Dead Snow 2

2014 | 100 mins | D: Tommy Wirkola | S: Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr

 

EAT

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2013 | 92 mins | D: Jimmy Weber | S: Meggie Maddock, Dakota Pike, Jeremy Make

 

THE EDITOR

The Editor

2014 | 99 mins | D: Adam Brooks & Matthew Kennedy | S: Adam Brooks, Connor Sweeney, Matthew Kennedy, Laurence Harvey, Tristan Risk, Udo Kier

 

FURY: THE TALES OF RONAN PIERCE

Fury; The Tales

2014 | 114 mins | D: Kevin McCarthy | S: Michael McCarthy, Jordan Elizabeth, Kane Hodder

 

THE GREEN INFERNO

The Green Inferno

2014 | 100 mins | D: Eli Roth | S: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns

 

HONEYMOON

Honeymoon

2014 | 87 mins | D: Leigh Janiak | S: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber

 

HOW TO SAVE US

How To Save Us Still

2014 | 0 mins | D: Jason Trost | S: Jason Trost, Tallay Wickham, Coy Jandreau

 

INNER DEMONS

Inner Demons

2014 | 84 mins | D: Ursula Dabrowsky | S: Sarah Jeavons, Andreas Sobik, Kerry Reid

 

JULIA

Julia Still

2014 | 95 mins | D: Matthew Brown | S: Ashley C. Willams,Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy

 

LET US PREY

Let us Prey

2014 | 88 mins | D: Brian O’Malley | S: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin

 

LOST SOUL

Lost SOul

2014 | 97 mins | D: David Gregory | S: Richard Stanley, Fairuza Bulk, Rob Morrow

 

THE MIRROR

The Mirror

2014 | 88 mins | D: Edward Boase | S: Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows

 

PERNICIOUS

Pernicious

2014 | 90 mins | D: James Cullen Bressack | S: Ciara Hanna, Emily O’Brien, Jackie Moore

 

PLAGUE

Plague

2014 | 86 mins | D: Nick Kozakis & Kosta Ouzas | S: Scott Marcus, Steven Jianai

 

RAMPAGE 2: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Rampage; Capital Punishment

2014 | 93 mins | D: Dr. Uwe Boll | S: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud

 

SAVAGED

Savaged

2013 | 95 mins | D: Michael S. Ojeda | S: Amanda Adrienne, Tom Ardavany, Ronnie Gene Blevins

 

THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG

The Search For Weng Weng

2014 | 92 mins | D: Andrew Leavold | S: Andrew Leavold, Weng Weng, Imelda Marcos

 

SEE NO EVIL 2

See No Evil 2

2014 | 90 mins | D: Jen & Sylvia Soska | S: Glenn Jacobs (Kane), Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle

 

STARRY EYES

Starry Eyes

2014 | 98 mins | D: Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer | S: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan

 

SUMMER OF BLOOD

Summer OF Blood

2014 | 86 mins | D: Onur Tukel | S: Jonathan Caouette, Zach Clark

 

THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE PILLAGA

There's Something InThe Pillaga

2014 | 83 mins | D: Dane Millerd | S: Brendan Byrne, Leoni Leaver, Rebecca Callander

 

THROWBACK

Throwback

2014 | 90 mins | D: Travis Bain | S: Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, Vernon Wells

 

THE TOXIC AVENGER

The Toxic Avenger

1984 | 86 mins | D: Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz | S: Mitch Cohen, Mark Torgl, Jennifer Babtist

 

TROMEO AND JULIET

Tromeo And Juliet

1996 | 108 mins | D: Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz | S: Jane Jensen, Will Kennan, Lemmy, Debbie Rochon

 

TRUTH OR DARE

Truth Or Dare

2013 | 89 mins | D: Jessica Cameron | S: Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff

 

TURKET SHOOT RELOADED

The Time Of Our Lives Series 2

2014 | 90 mins | D: Jon Hewitt | S: Dominic Pucell, Viva Bianca, Belinda McClory, Robert Taylor

 

UNDER A KALEIDOSCOPE

Under A Kaleidoscope

2014 | 75 mins | D: Addison Heath | S: Kenji Shimada, Kisten Condon, Aston Elliot

WOLFCOP

WolfCop

2013 | 79 mins | D: Lowell Dean | S: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry

 

WOLVES

Wolves

2014 | 87 mins | D: David Hayter | S: Lucas Till, Stephen McHattie

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Monster Fest, Australia’s foremost celebration of international cult and horror cinema, is excited to announce more juicy details of its 2014 program.

Between the 20th and 30th of November, Cinema Nova, Carlton and Yah Yah’s Bar Collingwood will play host to some of the scariest, weirdest, most twisted and depraved films from Australia and around the world. Monster Fest 2014 promises to be bigger, bloodier and more debauched than ever before – more special guests, more special events, more parties, more insanity on every level!

This year will also see the launch of the ‘Monster Fest Academy of Horror & Mayhem’ – Four full days of masterclasses designed to inform, educate and entertain filmmakers and genre fans alike. The International guest list includes such cult movie luminaries as The Twisted Twins (Jen & Sylvia Soska), Ashley C. Williams (star of The Human Centipede – First Sequence), Conor Sweeney and Matthew Kennedy (star and director of Astron 6’s THE EDITOR) and the King of trash cinema Lloyd Kaufman, who’s internationally renown ‘Make Your Own Damn Movie‘ masterclass promises to be one the highlights of the fest. 

Kaufman is one of the twisted jewels in a stunning gallery of cult cinema talent lined up for the ‘Monster Fest Academy of Horror & Mayhem’, full details of which will be revealed on Wednesday the 29th of November at the Monster Fest official media launch at Cherry Bar, Melbourne.

The Masterclasses as well as numerous other Monster Fest events, will take place at the festival’s lounge and event space, ‘The Monster’s Lair’ – situated upstairs at Yah Yah’s bar, 99 Smith St, Collingwood, where drinks, food, luxurious beanbags and a magical interior of Dario Argento inspired Monster madness awaits!

The festival kicks off on Thursday the 20th of November with the Melbourne Premiere of Queensland director Chris Sun’s slasher reboot CHARLIE’S FARM and closes with the Australian Premiere of ABC’s of DEATH 2 – in the days between close to 40 films fill out the busy schedule. Other highlights include Eli Roth’s eagerly anticipated THE GREEN INFERNO, the Aussie Premiere of the hilarious WOLFCOP, the Melbourne Premiere of DEAD SNOW 2, and two local genre gems, the World Premiere of Addison Heath’s feature debut UNDER A KALEIDOSCOPE & THE PLAGUE by Melbournians Nick Kozakis and Kosta Ouzas, as well as the chilling and brilliant HONEYMOON starring Game of Thrones actor, Rose Leslie.

The other amazing news for Monster Fest is the announcement today of a hugely exciting partnership arrangement with Howling Wolves Wines of Margaret River, WA. Howling wolves first became involved with Monster Fest in 2013 as an alcohol sponsor but has now secured the naming rights of the festival – which will now be called the ‘Howling Wolves Monster Fest’.

“Having Howling Wolves come on board as our naming rights partner is a incredible development, it means we can continue growing to become the biggest, boldest and nastiest film festival in the land – The Howling Wolves are riding the Monster wave, it’s a great day for Aussie horror!”

Says festival Director Neil Foley.

Tickets for the strictly limited Masterclasses and Special Events at The Monster’s Lair (Yah Yah’s Bar) are available via the Monster Fest ticket page on Pozible (http://www.pozible.com/MonsterFest2014)

Session tickets for all Monster Fest screenings will be available soon from the Cinema Nova box office and website (http://www.cinemanova.com.au).

Follow Monster Fest on Facebook for the latest information, prizes and competitions.

The new Monster Fest website will go live next week.