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Monster Fest 2015


Summary: The world is stunned when aliens attack Earth but only seem to focus on one country – Australia. One person isn’t surprised though and that is wannabe rock star Andi (Rita Artmann) who has been telling people for years that the aliens who gave her ‘powers’ years before would return one day for her.

Well now the attack has happened and Andi’s mother has been abducted. Soon Andi, her documentary film-making friend Cam (Tamara McLaughlin), her hypochondria brother Elliott (Doug Hatch) and her once-nearly-was-famous boxer cousin Keith (Lawrence Silver) find themselves trying to not only find her mother, but stay alive as it soon becomes apparent the aliens are willing to kill anyway that gets in their way.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: TBA

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Joe Bauer

Screenwriter: Rita Artmann (sotry), Joe Bauer

Cast: Paul Adams (Dennis), Rita Artmann (Andi), Joe Bauer (John), Natasha Baynham (Young Andi), Caroline Bell (Kylie), Cameron Caulfield (Young Elliot), Robert Griffiths (Roy), Doug Hatch (Elliot), Rob Jenkins (Crowe), Kyle McCallion (Stix), Tamara McLaughlin (Cam), Emma Randall (Alien Commander), Lawrence Silver (Keith), Gareth Ward (Young Keith), Tamika Wood (Naomi)

Runtime: 112 mins

Classification: TBC




David Griffiths:

When a film lover hears the words cult film spoof they are right to be worried, very worried. Aside from the first two Scary Movie films and perhaps Shaun Of The Dead (if you really want to call it a spoof) movies that generally try to parody horror or sci-fi normally fail pretty badly. In fact they normally suck so badly they are a shoe-in to win a few Golden Razzies and make Worst Film Of The Year nominations right across the globe. That plus the fact that Australia rarely makes a good comedy is enough to have alarm bells ringing about new film Australiens. But everybody needs to just take a good deep breath, because this film turns out to be a little gem.

If anything Australiens really shows how creative ideas and talent will always outweigh money when it comes to movies. Director Joe Bauer really was pushing up-hill with this film but he never took a step backwards. Yes some of the special effects don’t look like a Spielberg production but there are plenty of times throughout the film where things look very good indeed. The actually aliens look pretty awesome while the alien robots actually do look like they were pulled straight out of a multi-million dollar production.

Special effects aside though what lifts Australiens up and makes it enjoyable watch is the humor. So often these spoof movies just aren’t funny, that certainly isn’t the case here. There are the odd groan-worthy joke that makes it way through to the final edit of the film but for the most part the comedy works. There are sizzling one liners that will have the audience laughing while the more elaborate jokes such as one of the group becoming obviously infected while nobody notices works efficiently for most of the film. Yes some of the storylines, especially around Andi’s Dad, are implausible but they certainly turn the comedy effect up to the extreme.

One of the other refreshing things about Australiens is the fact that this comes from a fresh cast. There are no seasoned Aussie actors or international blow-ins performing in this film. Instead it is a young cast that certainly has talent that delivers the goods. Led by Rita Artmann who really delivers some comedy gold she is well backed up by Doug Hatch who plays a great lovable loser but it is Joe Bauer who steals the limelight as the ‘infected’ John.

Refreshingly funny Australiens shows that it is possible to make a funny cult spoof film even on a low budget. This movie is enough to show that Joe Bauer and Rita Artmann are a creative team to watch in the future.



Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(3)


IMDB Rating:
Australiens (2014) on IMDb


Other Subculture Entertainment Australiens reviews: You can also read our Australiens  review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.


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Summary: For four friends it is supposed to be a weekend of fun… and of course love. Jason (Dean Kirkwright) and Natasha (Tara Reid) are a steady couple… although she thinks he can be a bit of an idiot sometimes. While Jason’s friend Donkey (Sam Coward) plans on using the weekend as a way to impress Melanie (Alliara Jacques).

The quartet decide to head to the legendary Charlie’s Farm, a farm that is was once the scene of a tragic murder spree instigated by John Wilson (Bill Moseley) who was then murdered by the town’s folk who were tired of the district getting a bad name for the number of backpackers who were going missing in the area.

While the four believe they may be able to find a few things of value at the farm to sell what they don’t expect to confront is John’s mentally disturbed son Charlie (Nathan Jones) who has called the property home since that bloody night.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 4th December, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Chris Sun

Screenwriter: Chris Sun

Cast: David Beamish (Gordon), Cameron Caulfield (Young Charlie Wilson), Sam Coward (Donkey), Mark E. Darin (Jacko), Lindsay Edgecomb (Sally), Genna Chanelle Hayes (Alyssa), Justin Gerardin (Peter), Kane Hodder (Tony Stewart), Allira Jacques (Melanie), Nathan Jones (Charlie Wilson), Madeline Kennedy (Amber), Dean Kirkwright (Jason), Bill Moseley (John Wilson), Darrell Plumridge (Young Blue), Tara Reid (Natasha), Trudi Ross (Merideth)

Runtime: 88 mins

Classification: R18+




David Griffiths:

A lot of people seem to love being able to stick their boot into the Australian film industry at the moment. They can say what they will but it hasn’t prevented Australia from making some pretty decent films over the years. One of the genres that Australian filmmakers have excelled at over the years has been the horror genre. From the Ozploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s through to more modern day films like the underrated Cut that actually became a successful film in Europe, even the team behind the popular Saw franchise and all of its off-shoots also hail from Down Under.

One Australian genre director who has really been somebody to watch over the past few years has been writer/director/producer Chris Sun whose first two feature films, Daddy’s Little Girl and Come And Get Me, had many people labelling him as the next-big-thing. Given that he has also built up one of the best horror effects companies in the world (not just Australia) and it was easy to see why it was only a matter of time before he created an absolute horror gem. Now that may have arrived with Charlie’s Film a film that is going to be lapped up by those who have enjoyed films like Storm Warning… and once again reminds horror fans right around the world just how nasty Australian horror can be.

As a film itself Charlie’s Farm doesn’t bring much new to the genre. It is your standard slash, impale, crush and whatever style of horror but it is the fact that the film seems to elevate itself into the higher realm of this genre alongside the films of Rob Zombie that should fans of Australian cinema very excited. This is a return to good old fashioned horror that has audiences hollering in the cinema and you know it’s going to be lapped up by those that enjoy their horror on the hardcore side.

One of the most impressive things about Charlie’s Farm is that Chris Sun has built up such a reputation in the horror genre that he has been able to build up an absolute top notch horror cast. Alongside gifted locals like Dean Kirkwright (who shows enough to suggest he has big things ahead of him), Allira Jacques (who is becoming Australia’s next scream-queen) and Sam Coward (who provides great comedic relief), Sun has been able to assemble a cast that also consists of Rob Zombie’s go to man Bill Mossely, Sharknado’s scream-queen Tara Reid and horror legend Kane Hodder… better known as the man behind the Jason mask in the Friday The 13th franchise. Sun has also uncovered another star in former Aussie muscleman Nathan Jones who brings a presence to this film like Kane did to See No Evil. His physical appearance alone on screen is frightening and it won’t be too long before overseas horror directors are lining up to get this guy in their films.

Charlie’s Farm may not bring anything new to the horror table but its brute force is enough to make sure that this is a horror film that is certainly going to be noticed. Some of the dialogue may not be great, but seriously would anybody be expecting Shakespeare from this film, but the film has a load of suspense and the kind of slash gore that true fans of the genre are only too happy to cheer along to. This is one horror film that ticks all the boxes that you are going to be looking for in the genre.



Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(3)


IMDB Rating: Yet to be rated.


Other Subculture Entertainment Charlie’s Farm reviews: For our full Charlie’s Farm review make sure you check out The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #108. You can also read Dave’s Charlie’s Farm review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.