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The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show LogoThis week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, Not Good Day’, ‘Charlie’s Farm,’ ‘NOW: In The Wings Of A World Stage,’ ‘Human Capital,’ ‘The Captive,’ ‘Serena,’ ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings,’ ‘The One I Love,’ ‘The Mystery Of Happiness,’  and ‘Love is Now′ . This episode also contains an interviews with Steve Carell, Chris Sun, Ryan Reynolds, Joel Edgerton, Christian Bale, Eamon Farren and blind movie critic Tommy Edison who chats to us about The Other Film Festival.

Make sure you also take to listen for you chance to win a copy of Devil’s Knot on DVD thanks to Icon Entertainment and also free passes to see ‘When The Queen Came To Town.’

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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.


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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

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




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



Charlie's Farm

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



Class Of Nuke 'Em High

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



Dead Snow 2

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




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



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

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



The Green Inferno

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




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



How To Save Us Still

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



Inner Demons

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



Julia Still

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



Let us Prey

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



Lost SOul

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



The Mirror

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




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




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



Rampage; Capital Punishment

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




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



The Search For Weng Weng

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



See No Evil 2

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



Starry Eyes

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



Summer OF Blood

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



There's Something InThe Pillaga

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




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



The Toxic Avenger

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



Tromeo And Juliet

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



Truth Or Dare

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



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

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



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




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).

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The new Monster Fest website will go live next week.

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Monster Fest, Australia’s foremost celebration of cult cinema, kicks off on the 20th of November with the Melbourne premiere of the eagerly awaited Australian slasher film, CHARLIE’S FARM at Cinema Nova, Carlton.

CHARLIE’S FARM director, Chris Sun and the two lead actors, Tara Reid and Nathan Jones, will attend the premiere to open this year’s Monster Fest, in what is lining up to be the biggest and best festival since it started in 2011.

“The excitement is building as we have sourced the best horror and cult films from Australia and around the world for this years fest”, says Festival Director, Neil Foley. “This is the only chance genre fans will get to see many of these films on the big screen and meet the vast array of fantastic international guests who are attending”, he continued.

CHARLIE’S FARM tells the story of ‘Charlie Wilson’, played by the MAD MAX: FURY ROAD actor, 6’11” Australian strongman, Nathan Jones, and his brutal encounters with 4 thrill seeking friends in the Australian outback.

The friends are led by American actor, Tara Reid, best known for her roles in THE BIG LEBOWSKI, the AMERICAN PIE franchise, and most recently the SHARKNADO films. Having stared in over 24 films, Ms. Reid is an accomplished actor known for her larger than life onscreen persona in many iconic films.

The award winning Australian Director, Chris Sun, has created a truly iconic Australian horror character by casting the near 7′ Jones as the lead. As a world renowned special effects artist, Sun guarantees that CHARLIE’S FARM will be a gruesome and original take on the slasher genre.

“I bring to the table an Australian film that will blow the fans minds and surely stand up against the cult horror classics. It’s not only possible for an Australian film to do this but also CHARLIE’S FARM stands to be one of the biggest horror films to come out of Australia in a long time.”, said Mr. Sun.

Monster Fest runs from the 20th -30th of November at The Cinema Nova in Carlton. This year also sees Yah Yahs Bar on Smith St, Collingwood become a festival hub for the event, serving up a feast of special guests, master-classes, special events and parties – full details of which will be released mid October at the Monster Fest Official Festival Launch.

“Monster Fest has doubled in attendances every year since its foundation and this year is easily our most exciting program yet. We’re talking more guests, films, events, awards, parties, master-classes and our biggest crowds ever – 11 days and nights of non-stop cult movie insanity, bring it on!”, Foley joked.

Tickets for the Monster Fest 2014 Opening Night film, CHARLIE’S FARM, go on-sale on Tuesday 30th of September through the Cinema Nova box office – www.cinemanova.com.au. VIP Festival Passes and tickets to all Monster Fest special events and screenings will be available from mid-October.