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FeatureLandfall

The first teaser trailer for the new Australian feature film thriller Landfall has debuted.

Landfall is about a young couple who are trapped in their beach house during a tropical cyclone when three desperate fugitives carrying a mysterious icebox invade their home following a heist. The ensemble cast includes Melbourne actors Rob Stanfield and Kristen Condon (both from Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla) and veteran actor Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2: The Road WarriorCommando).

Landfall is the third feature film from Cairns-based writer/director Travis Bain, whose most recent project, award-winning monster movie Throwback (also starring Wells), had a successful international film festival run in 2014 and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide.

Bain and his team filmed half of Landfall in July and have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help raise finishing funds. Bain describes Landfall as “part neo-noir, part disaster movie” and says he looks forward to completing production within the coming months.

“We’ve got half a taut little thriller in the can,” says Bain, “and hopefully when people see the teaser they’ll get pumpedand help us finish the project with a pledge of a few dollars.” Anybody who wishes to get involved with funding Landfall can do so at http://igg.me/at/landfallfilm

Landfall will be submitted to film festivals in 2017 and is expected to receive a multi-platform global release in 2018.

You can view the Landfall teaser trailer below.

 

Starspawn

The makers of recent Australian horror feature Throwback have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new feature Starspawn. The sci-fi/horror thriller from Queensland writer/producer/director Travis Bain is about a TV current affairs journalist who uncovers evidence of an imminent alien invasion whilst on assignment to interview some Outback survivalists. The 40-day crowdfunding campaign is aimed at raising $30,000 to allow the filmmakers to commission alien puppets and costumes and shoot a proof-of-concept excerpt from the full feature in Northwestern Queensland. Vernon Wells from Mad Max 2, Commando and Bain’s previous feature Throwback has signed on to play a key role, and other name actors are said to be “circling” the project.

Cairns-based filmmaker Travis Bain says he drew inspiration for Starspawn from the films of John Carpenter and the works of cult horror author H.P. Lovecraft.

“I’ve been a huge Lovecraft fan since I was a teenager in the ’80s,” Bain says, “but I’ve always found it hard to find satisfying film versions adapted from—or inspired by—his mythos, so I decided to try to make one myself. Starspawn will be a film made by Lovecraft fans for Lovecraft fans, and we’re hoping to put some of his most iconic monsters on screen in a way they’ve never been seen before, using old-school practical effects.”

Bain adds that the campaign has a stretch goal of $100,000, which, if reached, will allow him and his team to produce the entire feature rather than just a proof-of-concept excerpt.

Bain’s previous feature Throwback was released on DVD in Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Turkey earlier this year and is due for DVD release in the US on June 23rd. A third and final trailer for the film has been unveiled to support the US release: http://youtu.be/irRi0CZSSQo

The Starspawn Kickstarter campaign will conclude on 19 July 2015. For more information, please visit the Starspawn Kickstarter Page.

Monster Fest 2014b

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

A006_C017_0319YS

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