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Monster Fest Presents / 02 August 2017

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Perth First Wave Programming Announcement!

Less than a week after our announcement of the dates for MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW in Perth at Event Cinemas Innaloo, we’re pleased to reveal our first wave of programming!

Following their acclaimed Lovecraftian feature SPRING, writer/directors Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson’s THE ENDLESS will have its Perth Premiere, making its Australian Premiere is Colin Minihan’s zombie apocalypse game-changer IT STAINS THE SAND RED while Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece SUSPIRIA will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a presentation of the all-new stunning 4K restoration. Another 4K restoration making its Perth debut is David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, a window into the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer. We are proud to present in association with Umbrella Films, a tribute screening to George A. Romero with the undisputed 1985 classic DAY OF THE DEAD.

THE ENDLESS
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead | United States 2017 | 111 Minutes | Perth Premiere

Two brothers receive a mysterious message inspiring them to pay a visit to the cult they escaped as children. As unsettling events and phenomena begin to occur, the brothers are forced to question whether the cult’s supernatural beliefs might not be entirely made up – and if, now that they’ve returned, they’ll be allowed to leave again.

IT STAINS THE SAND RED
Colin Minihan | United States 2016 | 92 Minutes | Australian Premiere

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly (JIGSAW’s Brittany Allen) – a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past – finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous Zombie (Netflix’ NARCOS, Juan Riedinger) on her tail. At first, she’s easily able to out pace her un-dead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn’t need to ever stop and rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly will have to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face the zombie, and the demons that have chased her all her life.

SUSPIRIA 40th Anniversary 4K Restoration 
Dario Argento | Italy 1977 | 95 Minutes | Umbrella Entertainment | Perth 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.

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
David Lynch | United States 1992 | 135 Minutes | Perth Premiere

A little quiet town tucked in a valley. Population : 51, 201. A mysterious death and an inquiry like a charade. A diary kept secret, a pact, a malevolent other-self and a ring. Dreams, hallucinations, forebodings. Short-lived love stories, a singer distilling souvenirs of a by-gone time. A red room, white lines, and a bobby-soxer who finishes burning her life away? This is the world of TWIN PEAKS : FIRE WALK WITH ME.

DAY OF THE DEAD
George A. Romero | United States 1985 | 96 Minutes | Umbrella Films | Tribute Screening

In this the third film in the continuing saga of the undead from writer/director George A. Romero, a small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead? Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato and Richard Liberty star in this controversial classic with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini.