Category: Horror

With Aussie cult classic Black Water being released on Blu-Ray through Umbrella Entertainment we sat down this week and had a chat to the film’s director Andre Traucki.

Take a listen to the interview below:

MONSTER FEST will celebrate its 10th Anniversary from November 4th-11th at Cinema Nova with seven days of the latest and greatest genre and cult cinema programming from around the world.

Along with World & Australian Premiere screenings, Monster Fest are pleased to reveal the return of Filmmaker Q&As, Panel Discussions and the infamous All-Night Marathon to the Melbourne festival also.

Festival Director Grant Hardie remarked “after a challenging 12 months for us all, we are honoured to be celebrating our tenth anniversary this year, and we are especially looking forward to doing so with all of the Monster Fest fans who’ve made the last 10 years possible.

A limited release of VIP Passes & 5 Film Passes are now available and the first twenty VIP Passes sold will include a complimentary Monster Fest 2021 festival t-shirt.

Entries are now open for Short and Feature Film submissions via FilmFreeway with the first deadline, being the Early Bird Deadline, closing on May 29th.

Thursday 4th of November – Thursday 11th of November 2021

380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053


VIP Passes $220
Mini-Pass (5 Films*) $75

VIP PASS – all access to every screening and event from Thursday 4 November to Thursday 11 November and complimentary Monster Fest 2021 t-shirt for first 20 VIP Passes sold.

*5 FILM PASS – access to 5 films in the program from Thursday 4 November to Thursday 11 November with the exclusion of any programming marked ‘Special Event’.


Summary:  A mysterious creature terrorizes five teenage friends after their bus takes a shortcut on a desolate road in the wild

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates: 25th September 2020 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 29th March 2021 (UK)

Country: Italy, Germany

Director: Alessio Liguori

Screenwriter: Daniele Cosci

Cast: Terence Anderson (Joseph), Mino Caprio (Giulo Sarpi), Teo Achille Caprio (Young Giulo Sarpi), Andrei Claude (Chris), Matteo De Gregori (Night Wanderer), Molly Dew (Queenie), Zander Emlano (Karl), Emma Giua (Isabelle), Jack Kane (Nolan), David Keyes (Pedro Minghella), Sophie Jane Oliver (Bess), Zak Sutcliffe (Reggie)

Running Time: 80 mins

Classification: 15 (UK), R (USA)


David Griffiths’ Shortcut Review:

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Summary:  Sometimes the past comes back to bite you. Two rival mob families are transferred from the Witness Protection Agency by mistake to same city, Temecula, CA.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates: 30th March 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Andy Palmer

Screenwriter: Carlos Alazraqui, Jill-Michele Melean

Cast: Carlos Alazraqui (Mr. Serrelli), Gregory R. Armstrong (Dante), Robert Belushi (Carlo), Ryan Bottiglier (Pauly), Paula Cale (Mrs. Miola), Michael G. Canaan (Joey), Erik Chavarria (Ramon), Monique Coleman (Rose), Vince Donvito (Vince), Bret Ernst (Dominic), Anne Girard (Rhonda Perris), Erinn Hayes (Patricia), Maurice LaMarche (Mr Miola), Jill-Michele Melean (Gina), Scott Parkin (Brett Jenkins), Robert Peters (Mr. Jordesman), Joseph D. Reitman (Mario), Roger Rignack (Father Mike), Henrik Rutgerson (Clarence), Zack Scheerer (Mickey), Tara Strong (Filomena), Sandra Valls (Mrs. Morelli), Greg Anthony Williams (Anthony), Holly Wortell (Mrs. Jordesman)

Running Time: 81 mins

Classification: TBC


David Griffiths’ Witness Infection Review:

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