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Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (Sydney)

Sydney genre fans will get another taste of Monster Pictures’ annual Melbourne-based genre film festival Monster Fest in 2018 when MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW returns to Event Cinemas George Street on March 9-11th, thanks to our continued partnership with Event Cinemas.

Location

Event Cinemas George Street

Dates and Time

09 Mar 18 - 11 Mar 18, 7:00 PM

Ticket Price

$21 Adult, $17.50 Concession

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MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW returns to Sydney in partnership with and at Event Cinemas George St from Friday March 9th to Sunday March 11th with a host of international, Australian and Sydney premieres!


THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT | FRIDAY MARCH 9TH 7PM
Johannes Roberts | United States 2018 | 80 Minutes | StudioCanal |Australian Premiere

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

PYEWACKET FRIDAY MARCH 9TH 9:30PM
Adam MacDonald | CANADA 2017 | 90 Minutes | Seville International | Sydney Premiere

Leah, a teenage girl who is forced to move to a house in the woods by her unstable mother after the painful passing of her father. Feeling trapped and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to evoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell, but soon realizes she has awoken something in the woods, and nothing can prepare Leah for the terror she has unleashed.

THE MONSTER SQUAD | SATURDAY MARCH 10TH 2:30PM
Fred Dekker | United States 1987 | 80 Minutes | Paramount Pictures

You know whom to call when you have ghosts. But who do you call when you have monsters? The Monster Squad – A group of young kids devoted to protecting their suburban neighbourhood from monsters and ghouls. Count Dracula escapes Van Helsing and adjourns modern day Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Black Lagoon’s Gillman. The ghouls are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Standing in their way – THE MONSTER SQUAD!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (4K RESTORATION) | SATURDAY MARCH 10TH 4:30PM
George A. Romero | United States 1968 | 96 Minutes | Janus Films | Australian Premiere

A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-sixties America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role.

LIVING SPACE | SATURDAY MARCH 10TH 7PM
Steven Spiel | Australia 2018 | 80 Minutes | Monster Pictures | World Premiere
w/ Filmmaker Q&A by writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward, cinematographer Branco Grabovac & actress Emma Leonard.

A romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when Brad & Ashley’s car breaks down in the German countryside. Forced to take refuge in an isolated farmhouse they thought to be abandoned, the couple quickly learn that the house holds a dark past. Thrust into a supernatural nightmare, the pair must battle malevolent forces lead by an undead Nazi general if they wish to survive the night.

TARNATION | SUNDAY MARCH 11TH  2:15PM
Daniel Armstrong | Australia 2017 | 80 Minutes | Monster Pictures | Sydney Premiere

During a dirty weekend away, Oscar and her friends are confronted by a crossbow-wielding paraplegic, possessed cultists, penis bugs, a demonic unicorn and a zombie kangaroo. But what else would you expect when your Airbnb is a remote cabin in the woods?

HOUSEWIFE | SUNDAY MARCH 11TH  4:30PM
Can Evrenol | Turkey 2017 | 82 Minutes | XYZ Films | Sydney Premiere

Holly’s childhood was a nightmare—at age 7, she watched her mother kill her sister and father. Twenty years later, Holly’s dreams remain plagued by that painful memory. An unexpected reunion with an old friend further complicates matters and introduces Holly to a strange cult-like group that follows a celebrity psychic, who takes a special liking to Holly. And because of him, her worst nightmares become shockingly real.

COLD HELL | SUNDAY MARCH 11TH  7PM
Stefan Ruzowitzky | Germany 2017 | 92 Minutes | Shudder | Sydney Premiere

Özge is a young Turkish-born taxi driver, who attends evening classes and is also an ambitious Thai-boxer. She rarely speaks and trains hard. One day she witnesses an extremely brutal murder. The suspect is an insane serial killer, inspired by Islam. And he is convinced that Özge has seen him. A life-and-death struggle ensues. In his job as a police officer, Christian Steiner often has contact with people from immigrant backgrounds. Some years ago his wife left him, taking their child with her. Since then Steiner has been living with his father and cares for him as best he can. Steiner  finds it very difficult to trust other people, especially women.


Tickets are now on sale for individual sessions with multi-passes to be released within the coming week and stay tuned for our final wave announcement very soon!