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Thu 12th October
Fri 13th October
Sat 14th October
Sun 15th October
Tue 17th October
Wed 18th October
Thu 19th October
Fri 20th October
Sat 21st October
Sun 22nd October
Fri 27th October
Sat 28th October
Sun 29th October
Thursday 12th October 2023

Feature

When Evil Lurks

Join us on Opening Night for pulse-pounding plotting, merciless carnage and an abundance of gore served red hot in filmmaker Demián Rugna‘s WHEN EVIL LURKS, about an estranged father’s race against time to save his family from a demonic infection.
Screens With Whippersnapper
7:00pm Thu, 12th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Friday 13th October 2023

Feature

The Last Video Store

Late fees are the least of Nyla’s worries when she returns a stack of tapes to Blaster Video and unwittingly unleashes the characters within the films in Cody Kennedy & Tim Rutherford‘s nostalgic, hilarious and action-packed THE LAST VIDEO STORE.
Screens With Forgotten Lake
7:00pm Fri, 13th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Jason Goes To Hell – The Final Friday

Join us on Friday the 13th for a 30th Anniversary Screening of Adam Marcus‘s JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY.
Screens With Out of Bounds
9:00pm Fri, 13th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Saturday 14th October 2023

Shorts

Monster Shorts Program 1

Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
1:30pm Sat, 14th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Enter The Clones Of Bruce

Lightning crashes with the passing of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee and the birth of the phenomenon known as 'Bruceploitation' in filmmaker David Gregory's extraordinary no-stone-left-unturned documentary, ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE.
4:00pm Sat, 14th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

There’s Something In The Barn

Folklore and festive frights collide in director Magnus Martens' yuletide horror about fish-out-of-water Martin Starr (SILICON VALLEY) and his family battling mythical creatures when they movie into a remote cabin in the Norwegian countryside.
Screens With Outer Reaches
8:45pm Sat, 14th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Shorts

Trasharama

Bursting at the seams with gross-out horror, bad taste comedies, sick n' twisted animations, science fiction scat and other genres not even invented yet, Trasharama is Monster Fest tradition and not to be missed!! Trash ain't trash when its in Trasharama!!
6:30pm Sat, 14th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Sunday 15th October 2023

Shorts

Stranger Than Fiction, Shorter Than Feature – Long Shorts Program

As a rule, Monster Fest does not program shorts longer than 15 minutes. Definitely not longer than 20 minutes - But sometimes some of these longer shorts are so damn good that you have to make an exception. Contained herein lie two such shorts. One an action-packed Brisbane romp, the other a 17th century ghost story executive produced by David Gregory and Kier-La Janisse.
1:00pm Sun, 15th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Event

Brucesploitation Double Feature

Satisfy your curiosity for 'Bruceploitation' with a Double Feature of THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN and CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER where combined 'Bruce' battles Dracula, James Bond, Emmanuelle, the Godfather, an Exorcist, terrorists and even a bull. Dubbed into English and full of non-stop foot-to-face action this is a truely magnificent grind house cinema experience you won't want to miss!
3:00pm Sun, 15th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Time Addicts (with Q&A)

Fire up the glass barbie and get ready for some transtemporal travel with Sam Odlum‘s TIME ADDICTS, a sci-fi/comedy that sees Denise (Freya Tingley, HEMLOCK GROVE) and Johnny (Charles Grounds, BABYTEETH) traverse the space-time continuum to retrieve a bag of ‘crystal’ to settle a debt with their dealer, Kane (Joshua Morton, SKINFORD).
7:00pm Sun, 15th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Bloodmoon (4K Restoration)

Largely unseen by audiences upon its original theatrical release, director Alec Mills' BLOODMOON found its way to the hearts of genre fans the world over via home video, now 23 years later Monster Fest is proud to present the World Premiere of an all-new 4K Restoration of this unsung Australian slasher classic.
9:15pm Sun, 15th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Tuesday 17th October 2023

Feature

Ghost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai (4K Restoration)

Expertly blending the American mafia film with elements of Japanese Hagakure mythos, auteur Jim Jarmusch‘s GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI was not only a counterculture phenomenon at the time of its release with Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in the titular role and a score by RZA but now is widely considered Jarmusch’s masterpiece. Monster Fest is proud to present the Australian Premiere of a stunning all-new 4K Restoration of the film.
6:30pm Tue, 17th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

The Invisible Fight

Zen meets zany with a 70s kung fu flair, laughs aplenty and a sonic assault of Black Sabbath in filmmaker Rainer Sarnet's funkadelic film about an orthodox Russian, on a warrior's journey to become a martial arts master.
8:45pm Tue, 17th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Wednesday 18th October 2023

Feature

Restore Point

A detective is assigned to find the killer of a slain couple with the assistance of one of the victims who has been 'restored' back to life in director Robert Hloz's gripping science fiction nightmare - an extraordinarily inventive cautionary tale about the dangers of using technology to achieve immortality.
Screens With Recollector
6:30pm Wed, 18th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Where The Devil Roams

Filmmaking family Zelda Adams, John Adams & Toby Poser (HELLBENDER, Monster Fest 2021) triumphantly return with this Fantasia Film Festival award-winner about a family of vaudevillian sideshow performers on a rampaging roadtrip to an existential hell.
9:00pm Wed, 18th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Thursday 19th October 2023

Feature

Head Count (with Q&A)

Brothers Ben & Jacob Burghart deliver a breakneck-paced neo-western/thriller that positions its protagonist Kat (Aaron Jakubenko, GREAT WHITE) in a lethal predicament where he need determine what lead him there for a chance to survive.
Screens With Short Film Banshees Ridge
6:30pm Thu, 19th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Mancunian Man

Bouncer. Novelist. Composer. Screenwriter. Producer. Star. Cliff Twemlow was all of these and then some. For more than a decade, in fact, Twemlow was the UK’s most prolific indie filmmaker. Jake West's fascinating documentary charts the life and times of the man dubbed 'The Orson Welles of Salford'.
8:45pm Thu, 19th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Friday 20th October 2023

Feature

Trim Season

Set on weed farm deep the Californian wilderness, Ariel Vida's surprisingly brutal horror is simultaneously subversive, suspenseful and squeam-inducing - and that barely scratches the surface. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it won't kill you.
6:30pm Fri, 20th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Red Rooms

Winner of four major awards at the recent Fantasia Film Festival including 'Best Film', writer/director Pascal Plante's RED ROOMS is an unflinching and deeply unsettling play on our dark fascination with true crime.
9:15pm Fri, 20th October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Saturday 21st October 2023

Feature

Time Addicts

Fire up the glass barbie and get ready for some transtemporal travel with Sam Odlum‘s TIME ADDICTS, a sci-fi/comedy that sees Denise (Freya Tingley, HEMLOCK GROVE) and Johnny (Charles Grounds, BABYTEETH) traverse the space-time continuum to retrieve a bag of ‘crystal’ to settle a debt with their dealer, Kane (Joshua Morton, SKINFORD).
12:00pm Sat, 21st October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Shorts

Monster Shorts Program 2

Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
2:00pm Sat, 21st October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Event

What an Excellent Day for an Exorcism: Possession and Satan in Film & TV

Join Cinemaniacs Lee Gambin, Sally Christie & Hande Noyan as they discus all things cinematically Satanic.
4:30pm Sat, 21st October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Satan Wants You

Documentarian duo Steve J. Adams & Sean Horlor's captivating examination of how a psychiatrist and patient's best-selling memoir, Michelle Remembers, sparked 'satanic panic' media frenzy of the 1980s.
7:15pm Sat, 21st October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Suitable Flesh

RE-ANIMATOR & FROM BEYOND screenwriter Dennis Paoli and producer Brian Yuzna have teamed up with MAYHEM director Joe Lynch to create a visceral nightmare about a psychiatrist's debaucherous and ultimately deadly obsession with a patient suffering from multiple personality disorder.
9:15pm Sat, 21st October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Sunday 22nd October 2023

Feature

We Kill For Love

Anthony Penta's fascinating documentary deep dives into the forgotten world of the Erotic Thriller, a genre that once dominated late night television and the shelves of neighbourhood video stores.
12:45pm Sun, 22nd October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Fresh from its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Ariane Louis-Seize's charming coming-of-age vampire tale is Lydia-Deetz-gothic-cool imbued with Amelie-esque joie de vivre.
4:00pm Sun, 22nd October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

The Emu War (with Q&A)

Based on the infamous Great Emu War of 1932, a platoon of soldiers are driven into a brutal and bloody battle against Australia's deadliest flightless beasts in this shockingly violent comedy.
6:00pm Sun, 22nd October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne

Feature

The Emu War (with Q&A)

Based on the infamous Great Emu War of 1932, a platoon of soldiers are driven into a brutal and bloody battle against Australia's deadliest flightless beasts in this shockingly violent comedy.
6:30pm Sun, 22nd October, Cinema Nova, Melbourne
Friday 27th October 2023

Feature

There’s Something In The Barn

Folklore and festive frights collide in director Magnus Martens' yuletide horror about fish-out-of-water Martin Starr (SILICON VALLEY) and his family battling mythical creatures when they movie into a remote cabin in the Norwegian countryside.
Screens With Short Film Bin Day
9:30pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

There’s Something In The Barn

Folklore and festive frights collide in director Magnus Martens' yuletide horror about fish-out-of-water Martin Starr (SILICON VALLEY) and his family battling mythical creatures when they movie into a remote cabin in the Norwegian countryside.
9:00pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

There’s Something In The Barn

Folklore and festive frights collide in director Magnus Martens' yuletide horror about fish-out-of-water Martin Starr (SILICON VALLEY) and his family battling mythical creatures when they movie into a remote cabin in the Norwegian countryside.
9:15pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Feature

There’s Something In The Barn

Folklore and festive frights collide in director Magnus Martens' yuletide horror about fish-out-of-water Martin Starr (SILICON VALLEY) and his family battling mythical creatures when they movie into a remote cabin in the Norwegian countryside.
9:00pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Feature

Suitable Flesh

RE-ANIMATOR & FROM BEYOND screenwriter Dennis Paoli and producer Brian Yuzna have teamed up with MAYHEM director Joe Lynch to create a visceral nightmare about a psychiatrist's debaucherous and ultimately deadly obsession with a patient suffering from multiple personality disorder.
Screens With Short Film A Kaiju Love Story
7:00pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Feature

Suitable Flesh

RE-ANIMATOR & FROM BEYOND screenwriter Dennis Paoli and producer Brian Yuzna have teamed up with MAYHEM director Joe Lynch to create a visceral nightmare about a psychiatrist's debaucherous and ultimately deadly obsession with a patient suffering from multiple personality disorder.
Screens With Short Film The Gorge
7:00pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

Suitable Flesh

RE-ANIMATOR & FROM BEYOND screenwriter Dennis Paoli and producer Brian Yuzna have teamed up with MAYHEM director Joe Lynch to create a visceral nightmare about a psychiatrist's debaucherous and ultimately deadly obsession with a patient suffering from multiple personality disorder.
7:00pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

Suitable Flesh

RE-ANIMATOR & FROM BEYOND screenwriter Dennis Paoli and producer Brian Yuzna have teamed up with MAYHEM director Joe Lynch to create a visceral nightmare about a psychiatrist's debaucherous and ultimately deadly obsession with a patient suffering from multiple personality disorder.
7:00pm Fri, 27th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth
Saturday 28th October 2023

Feature

The Last Video Store

Late fees are the least of Nyla’s worries when she returns a stack of tapes to Blaster Video and unwittingly unleashes the characters within the films in Cody Kennedy & Tim Rutherford‘s nostalgic, hilarious and action-packed THE LAST VIDEO STORE.
Screens With Short Film Under The Southern Cross
2:15pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Feature

The Last Video Store

Late fees are the least of Nyla’s worries when she returns a stack of tapes to Blaster Video and unwittingly unleashes the characters within the films in Cody Kennedy & Tim Rutherford‘s nostalgic, hilarious and action-packed THE LAST VIDEO STORE.
2:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

The Last Video Store

Late fees are the least of Nyla’s worries when she returns a stack of tapes to Blaster Video and unwittingly unleashes the characters within the films in Cody Kennedy & Tim Rutherford‘s nostalgic, hilarious and action-packed THE LAST VIDEO STORE.
2:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

The Last Video Store

Late fees are the least of Nyla’s worries when she returns a stack of tapes to Blaster Video and unwittingly unleashes the characters within the films in Cody Kennedy & Tim Rutherford‘s nostalgic, hilarious and action-packed THE LAST VIDEO STORE.
2:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Feature

Time Addicts

Fire up the glass barbie and get ready for some transtemporal travel with Sam Odlum‘s TIME ADDICTS, a sci-fi/comedy that sees Denise (Freya Tingley, HEMLOCK GROVE) and Johnny (Charles Grounds, BABYTEETH) traverse the space-time continuum to retrieve a bag of ‘crystal’ to settle a debt with their dealer, Kane (Joshua Morton, SKINFORD).
Screens With Short Film Wired
7:00pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

Time Addicts

Fire up the glass barbie and get ready for some transtemporal travel with Sam Odlum‘s TIME ADDICTS, a sci-fi/comedy that sees Denise (Freya Tingley, HEMLOCK GROVE) and Johnny (Charles Grounds, BABYTEETH) traverse the space-time continuum to retrieve a bag of ‘crystal’ to settle a debt with their dealer, Kane (Joshua Morton, SKINFORD).
Screens With Short Film Subject
7:00pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

Time Addicts

Fire up the glass barbie and get ready for some transtemporal travel with Sam Odlum‘s TIME ADDICTS, a sci-fi/comedy that sees Denise (Freya Tingley, HEMLOCK GROVE) and Johnny (Charles Grounds, BABYTEETH) traverse the space-time continuum to retrieve a bag of ‘crystal’ to settle a debt with their dealer, Kane (Joshua Morton, SKINFORD).
7:00pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Feature

Time Addicts (with Intro & Q&A)

Fire up the glass barbie and get ready for some transtemporal travel with Sam Odlum‘s TIME ADDICTS, a sci-fi/comedy that sees Denise (Freya Tingley, HEMLOCK GROVE) and Johnny (Charles Grounds, BABYTEETH) traverse the space-time continuum to retrieve a bag of ‘crystal’ to settle a debt with their dealer, Kane (Joshua Morton, SKINFORD).
Screens With Short Film White Noise
7:15pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Feature

Trim Season

Set on weed farm deep the Californian wilderness, Ariel Vida's surprisingly brutal horror is simultaneously subversive, suspenseful and squeam-inducing - and that barely scratches the surface. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it won't kill you.
4:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

Trim Season

Set on weed farm deep the Californian wilderness, Ariel Vida's surprisingly brutal horror is simultaneously subversive, suspenseful and squeam-inducing - and that barely scratches the surface. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it won't kill you.
4:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Feature

Trim Season

Set on weed farm deep the Californian wilderness, Ariel Vida's surprisingly brutal horror is simultaneously subversive, suspenseful and squeam-inducing - and that barely scratches the surface. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it won't kill you.
4:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

Trim Season

Set on weed farm deep the Californian wilderness, Ariel Vida's surprisingly brutal horror is simultaneously subversive, suspenseful and squeam-inducing - and that barely scratches the surface. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it won't kill you.
Screens With Short Film Dark Art
4:30pm Sat, 28th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney
Sunday 29th October 2023

Feature

The Devil’s Work (with Q&A)

In the third chilling instalment of Ursula Dabrowsky's Demon Trilogy a young couple's romantic weekend away at a remote cottage turns into a harrowing fight for their lives when they are terrorized by an unhinged, homicidal sibling.
Screens With Short Film Edward Has A Tree Inside Him
4:30pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Shorts

Monster Fest Shorts

Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
4:45pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Shorts

Monster Fest Shorts

Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
4:45pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Shorts

Monster Fest Shorts

Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
4:45pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Shorts

Monster Fest Shorts

Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
4:45pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

Bloodmoon (4K Restoration)

Largely unseen by audiences upon its original theatrical release, director Alec Mills' BLOODMOON found its way to the hearts of genre fans the world over via home video, now 23 years later Monster Fest is proud to present the World Premiere of an all-new 4K Restoration of this unsung Australian slasher classic.
2:30pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

Bloodmoon (4K Restoration)

Largely unseen by audiences upon its original theatrical release, director Alec Mills' BLOODMOON found its way to the hearts of genre fans the world over via home video, now 23 years later Monster Fest is proud to present the World Premiere of an all-new 4K Restoration of this unsung Australian slasher classic.
2:30pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Feature

Bloodmoon (4K Restoration)

Largely unseen by audiences upon its original theatrical release, director Alec Mills' BLOODMOON found its way to the hearts of genre fans the world over via home video, now 23 years later Monster Fest is proud to present the World Premiere of an all-new 4K Restoration of this unsung Australian slasher classic.
2:30pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Feature

Bloodmoon (4K Restoration)

Largely unseen by audiences upon its original theatrical release, director Alec Mills' BLOODMOON found its way to the hearts of genre fans the world over via home video, now 23 years later Monster Fest is proud to present the World Premiere of an all-new 4K Restoration of this unsung Australian slasher classic.
2:30pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

Head Count (with Q&A)

Brothers Ben & Jacob Burghart deliver a breakneck-paced neo-western/thriller that positions its protagonist Kat (Aaron Jakubenko, GREAT WHITE) in a lethal predicament where he need determine what lead him there for a chance to survive.
Screens With Short Film Banshees Ridge
4:30pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

The Emu War (with Intro)

Based on the infamous Great Emu War of 1932, a platoon of soldiers are driven into a brutal and bloody battle against Australia's deadliest flightless beasts in this shockingly violent comedy.
7:00pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

Feature

The Emu War

Based on the infamous Great Emu War of 1932, a platoon of soldiers are driven into a brutal and bloody battle against Australia's deadliest flightless beasts in this shockingly violent comedy.
7:00pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Brisbane City, Brisbane

Feature

The Emu War

Based on the infamous Great Emu War of 1932, a platoon of soldiers are driven into a brutal and bloody battle against Australia's deadliest flightless beasts in this shockingly violent comedy.
7:00pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas Marion, Adelaide

Feature

The Emu War (with Q&A)

Based on the infamous Great Emu War of 1932, a platoon of soldiers are driven into a brutal and bloody battle against Australia's deadliest flightless beasts in this shockingly violent comedy.
7:00pm Sun, 29th October, Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Monster Fest Shorts

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Monster Fest is proud to present a selection of the finest psychotronic shorts from home and around the globe for your viewing pleasure.
HITCHED | Keir Beck | Australia | 35:50 mins SUMMER '94 Basti & Oliver Schwarz | Germany | 14:55 mins COLIN CARVEY'S LONG HALLOWEEN | Aaron Peacock | Canada | 11:21 mins DEADLINE | Idan Gilboa | Israel | 12:49 CHARLIE THE CANCELLED SKELETON | Joe Reilly | USA | 8.59 mins ALL YOUR WOMEN THINGS | Madison Bloom | USA | 13:03 mins
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