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One of the best films to screen at last year’s Monster Fest was Australian director Mark Bakaitis’ film Cult Girls. Starring one of Australia’s most underrated actresses Saara Lamberg (Innuendo) alongside a cast that includes Jane Badler (V) and Dean Kirkwright (Charlie’s Farm). As an added bonus for heavy metal fans the film also features a very special performance from Swedish death metal band Tribulation.

“Originally we were looking to do a documentary about this Australian cult called the family,” says Bakaitis when we sit down to talk to him about the film’s home entertainment release. “We started to do some research into that and we realised that it was going to be pretty heavy doing interviews with victims and survivors and I don’t think we had the temperament to approach that subject really. So with the research I started to think that perhaps we could do something more fictional.”

Something more fictional is exactly what Bakaitis and his team did and the result was something phenomenal. A film that looks at home in an artistic cinema but contains the suspense normally reserved for a Hollywood blockbuster.

“We then had the opportunity to travel to Europe and go to Lithuania,” says Bakaitis as we begin to chat about how the film further developed after it was decided to go with the fictional angle. “We spent a few days in Germany and i was really inspired by the folk horror films of the late 1960s and the 1970s. I was inspired by films like Blood On Satan’s Claw and those classic folk horror films. I managed to weave that in some of the Lithuanian mythology that had been in my blood and came up in the film.. and we threw a little bit of black metal in there as well.”

You can listen to the full interview in our audio interview above.

Cult Girls is available on DVD now through Umbrella Entertainment.

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Mahana,’ ‘Office Christmas Party,’  and ‘The Menkoff Method’. This episode also contains an interview with Olivia Munn, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Lee Tamahori, Sam Bodhi Field (Candidate Games), Stephanie Skinner (Half), Saara Lamberg (Innuendo), Charly Harrison (Innuendo) and Addison Heath (Mondo Yakuza).

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘The Legend Of Ben Hall,’’Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Little Men’. This episode also contains an interview with Madina Nalwanga, Matthew Holmes, William Lee, Ivan Malekin (Made In Melbourne Film Festival), Sarah Jayne (Made In Melbourne Film Festival), Saara Lamberg (Made In Melbourne Film Festival), Steve Thomas (Freedom Stories) and Mat Blackwell (Bruce).

This week we also give you a chance to win a copy of Halfworld Series One on DVD. To win simply listen to this week’s episode and answer the simple question that Dave G asks.

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Filmmaker Saara Lamberg has two films screening at this year’s Made In Melbourne Film Festival. Her short film ‘Half’ will premiere at the festival on the 9th December at the QV Outdoor Cinema. Her feature film ‘Innuendo’ always screens on the 8th December.

Subculture’s Dave Griffiths caught up with Saara to chat about both ‘Half’ and ‘Innuendo’ and of course the festival in general.

You can listen to or download our Saara Lamberg interview right here.