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Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow

Adelaide genre fans will get a taste of Monster Pictures’ annual Melbourne-based genre film festival Monster Fest this July thanks to the continued partnership with Event Cinemas to present MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW at GU Film House Adelaide on July 21-23rd, 2017 with a subsequent date in Perth to be announced soon.

Location

GU Film House Adelaide

Dates and Time

21 Jul 17 - 23 Jul 17, 7:00 PM

Ticket Price

$21 Adult, $17.50 Concession

Adelaide genre fans will get a taste of Monster Pictures’ annual Melbourne-based genre film festival MONSTER FEST this July thanks to the continued partnership with Event Cinemas to present MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW at GU Film House Adelaide on July 21-23rd, 2017 with a subsequent date in Perth to be announced soon.

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW is a mix of horror-centric highlights around the globe and will feature some select Australian and Adelaide premieres!

Kicking off with the Adelaide premiere of the definitive Radio Birdman documentary, DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM features interviews with all surviving members of the band and is crammed full of Radio Birdman music and rare archival footage and photos, some not seen for over 40 years! The fright-filled weekend will also include a new 4K restoration of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece SUSPIRIA along with THE EVIL WITHIN, made by millionaire meth addict, Andrew Getty, heir the Getty oil fortune who reportedly sunk $6 million dollars of his own fortune into the film, only to die before he could finish it. Fresh out of Sundance is 78-52, a documentary that takes an unprecedented look at the ‘shower scene from PSYCHO’, the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. It features interviews with film buffs and filmmakers alike—including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Elijah Wood, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich amongst many others.

Join the Facebook Event here and stay tuned for more line-up announcements!

DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM – FRIDAY 21ST OF JULY 7PM
Jonathan Sequeira | Australia 2017 | 110 Minutes | Umbrella Films | Adelaide Premiere

Sydney, Australia. 1974. A group of outsiders band together with a mission. In world of satin jumpsuits and screaming teens on Countdown, they form the high energy rock’n’roll band RADIO BIRDMAN, forever determined to keep compromise from their art. Switched off, shut down and booted out of venue after venue they stay determined to do things their own way, and they slowly accumulate a cult-like following of youth, a ‘New Race’ of disaffected youth who rally around the band. DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM is the true story of Radio Birdman, from their original formation to the present. Like the band itself, it’s an independent production, made from outside the industry. It shows what the band meant to the fans, and how they changed Australia, by inspiring a golden age of indie music from Cold Chisel to Midnight Oil. DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM features interviews with all surviving members of the band and doesn’t shy away from the internal conflict which sometimes fuelled the band’s performances. It’s already been called the greatest Australian music documentary ever made and is crammed full of Radio Birdman music and rare archival footage and photos, some not seen for over 40 years!

78 / 52 – SATURDAY 22ND OF JULY 2PM
Alexandre O Philippe | USA 2017 | 91 Minutes | Monster Pictures | Adelaide Premiere

In 78 setups and 52 cuts, the deliriously choreographed two-minute shower sequence in Psycho ripped apart cinema’s definition of horror. With a shocking combination of exploitation and high art, Alfred Hitchcock upended his own acclaimed narrative structure by violently killing off a heroine a third of the way through his film, without explanation, justification, or higher purpose. Psycho played out like a horrific prank, forcing audiences to recognize that even the most banal domestic spaces were now fair game for unspeakable mayhem. With black-and-white film-geek reverence, director Alexandre O. Philippe breaks down this most notorious and essential scene shot for shot, enlisting the help of film buffs and filmmakers alike—including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Karyn Kusama, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich. 78/52 examines Janet Leigh’s terrified facial expressions and the blink-and-you-miss-it camera work, not just within the context of the film but also with an eye toward America’s changing social mores—revealing how one bloody, chaotic on-screen death killed off chaste cinema and eerily predicted a decade of unprecedented violence and upheaval.

THE EVIL WITHIN – SUNDAY 23RD OF JULY 2PM
Andrew Getty | USA 2017 | 98 Minutes | Bounty Films | Adelaide Premiere

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.

SUSPIRIA 40th Anniversary 4K Restoration – SUNDAY 23RD OF JULY 4PM
Dario Argento | Italy 1977 | 95 Minutes | Umbrella Entertainment | Adelaide Premiere

Dario Argento’s undisputed horror masterpiece is widely considered to be the most shocking and hallucinatory horror movie in history and is described by Argento himself as “an escalating experimental nightmare”. SUSPIRIA stars Jessica Harper as a young American ballet student who arrives at a prestigious European dance academy and is confronted by a series of bizarre and horrific deaths. Packed with ultra gory effects and dazzling cinematic set pieces, SUSPIRIA is a gruesomely gothic masterpiece of the macabre. A freshly restored Director-approved 4K presentation will screen to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release.