Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (Brisbane)
Brisbane 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 Myer Centre on May 25-27th, thanks to our continued partnership with Event Cinemas.
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MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW returns to Brisbane in partnership with Event Cinemas and at Event Cinemas Myer Centre from Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th with a host of international, Australian and Brisbane premieres!
OCCUPATION | FRIDAY MAY 25TH
6:30PM & 7:00PM
Luke Sparke | Australia 2018 | 119 Minutes | Pinnacle Films | Opening Night Film
w/ Q&A with writer/director Luke Sparke and cast members Dan Ewing, Felix Williamson, Zachary Garred, Izzy Stevens & Charles Terrier.
After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet. As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the frontlines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope.
RABBIT | FRIDAY MAY 25TH 9:30PM
Luke Shanahan | Australia 2017 | 99 Minutes | Vendetta Films | Queensland Premiere
Almost a year after her identical twin’s disappearance, 25 year old medical student Maude Ashton is still haunted by visions of her violent abduction. Convinced she is still alive, Maude follows the clues to a derelict caravan park where she discovers her fate is intrinsically linked to that of her sister, while the entire experiment is controlled by a ‘secret society’ that likes to watch. If Maude wants to see her sister again she’ll have to go through with a series of strange experiments.
Plays with Short Film: LEECH | Sam Price & Sean Loch | Australia 2018 | 9 Minutes
WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 2:15PM
Luciano & Nicolás Onetti | Argentina 2017 | 98 Minutes | Mandala Films | Australian Premiere
Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak an deserted landscape. The residents never returned. A group of young people takes a trip to the ruins in order to lm a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realise that they are really not alone.
TERMINAL | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 4:30PM
Vaughn Stein | United States 2018 | 90 Minutes | Disney | Australian Premiere
A twisted tale of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.
Plays with Short Film: HUNGER | CJ Barnes | Australia 2018 | 12 Minutes
HEREDITARY | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 6:45PM
Ari Aster | United States 2018 | 126 Minutes | StudioCanal | Queensland Premiere
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Plays with Short Film: POST MORTEM MARY | Joshua Long | Australia 2017 | 10 minutes
THE RANGER | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 9:30PM
Jenn Wexler | United States 2018 | 77 Minutes | Hood River Entertainment | Australian Premiere
After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea (Chloe Levine – THE TRANSFIGURATION) and her pals flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea’s old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger (Jeremy Holm – ‘House of Cards’) who holds a secret from Chelsea’s past.Set to the beat of a killer punk soundtrack (FANG, The Avengers, The Grim, Rotten UK and more) and presented in eye-popping neon colours, Jenn Wexler’s debut offers a modern take on survivalist horror that both celebrates and subverts the usual tropes—with equal parts humour, glitter and gore.
WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS: A DOCUMENTARY | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 2:15PM
André Gower | United States 2018 | 91 Minutes | The Squad Doc | Australian Premiere
A feature film exploring THE MONSTER SQUAD’s 30-year impact on film and its fan base from script to cult classic. This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic THE MONSTER SQUAD and the impact it has on fans, cast, crew and the industry.
THE MONSTER SQUAD | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 4:30PM
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!
BOAR | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 6:45PM
Chris Sun | Australia 2018 | 96 Minutes | Universal Pictures Home Entertainment ANZ
In the harsh yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before. Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken local, the beast ventures closer to civilization, closer to life, and ultimately, closer to death. It’s brutal, it’s bloodthirsty, it’s BOAR.
Plays with Short Film: ALFRED J HEMLOCK | Edward Lyons | Australia 2017 | 14 Minutes
GHOSTLAND | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 9PM
Pascal Laugier | Canada 2018 | 91 Minutes | JBG Films | Australian Premiere
Following her aunt’s death, Colleen and her daughters inherit her house. However, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters’ lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further. The eldest daughter, Beth, is said to become a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera, can’t cope and loses her mind faced with an unshakable sense of paranoia. Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place.
Tickets are available from:
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