Monster Fest Australia / 02 August 2019


We’re excited to announce that the world’s most iconic horror brand, FANGORIA, will join EVENT CINEMAS as our festival partner for FANGORIA x MONSTER FEST 2019: MONSTER TAKES AUSTRALIA.

FANGORIA and MONSTER FEST have come together in unholy matrimony to create one of the world’s most insanely bloody events of all time – a film festival so terrifying that you will only die from fear of missing out!” – Dallas Sonnier CEO, FANGORIA

FANGORIA x MONSTER FEST 2019: MONSTER TAKES AUSTRALIA will run simultaneously around the country at five of Australia’s highest profile EVENT CINEMAS locations from Thursday October 31st to Sunday November 3rd in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney.

Each festival is a four-day weekend featuring screenings, special events and filmmaker Q&As, all built around a program of diverse and highly imaginative genre films; a celebration of the latest and greatest cinema from around the world.

Without further ado, we’re pleased to reveal our first wave of programming that comprises of twelve of the freshest and fearless features from around the globe!

Joe Begos‘ intense, claustrophobic and gore-drenched dystopian actioner V.F.W. sees a group of war veterans defend their local post from a relentless assault by a maniacal drug dealer and his heinous gang of crazed criminals.

Gore galore and laughs abound in Chelsea Stardust‘s feature debut, SATANIC PANIC, that follows a pizza delivery girl’s fight for life as her last order lands her in the midst of a satanic ritual.

Keola Racela‘s PORNO is a glorious throwback to the gross-out horror-comedies of the 80s/90s that sees five teenagers do battle with an alluring succubus after unwittingly unleashing her from a mysterious 35mm film print.

A young couple’s dream of owning their own home quickly turns into a living nightmare in Lorcan Finnegan‘s unsettling and expertly crafted VIVARIUM, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots.

A revolutionary medical treatment transforms a hideously disfigured woman into something that is as beautiful as it is deadly in RABID, the Twisted Twins Jen & Sylvia Soska‘s bold reimagining of the David Cronenberg classic.

MONSTER FEST doubles down on Joe Begos with his second feature in the very same program with BLISS, a hallucinatory, carnage-laden horror that follows a brilliant young painter suffering from artist’s block as she traverses the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles in search of curious stimuli.

Abstract auteur Quentin Dupieux‘s DEERSKIN is a wonderfully weird and hilarious tale of obsession as a man posing as a filmmaker turns to a life crime in his quest to be the only one in the world to wear a jacket…that’s right a jacket!

A widower mends his broken heart with a dominatrix seeking her own like-minded connection in J.-P. Valkeapää‘s DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS, a darkly funny and surprisingly sweet take on grief, emotional redemption and the recuperative qualities of a golden shower.

Tony D’Aquino‘s THE FURIES subverts the classic tale of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME into a slick and savage slasher film that finds an innocent woman an unwilling participant in a game of survive or die with a gang of masked killers.

XX filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic makes her feature directorial debut with RIOT GIRLS, a dystopian vision of 1995 whereby a virus has wiped out the adult population, leaving kids to fend for themselves and against one another.

Jesse O’Brien’s hilariously macabre and delightfully irreverent TWO HEADS CREEK sees a pair of British siblings stranded in a rural town where the ghoulish locals have a sinister means of dealing with immigration.

Special effects maverick Justin Dix steps back into the director’s chair for his sophomore feature, BLOOD VESSEL, a harrowing high seas horror that pits a motley crew of shipwreck survivors against an ancient evil aboard an abandoned Nazi warship.

For film info, session times and ticketing, visit:

FANGORIA x MONSTER FEST 2019: MONSTER TAKES AUSTRALIA runs from Thursday October 31st to Sunday November 3rd.

ADELAIDE: GU Filmhouse Adelaide
 Event Cinemas Myer Centre
CANBERRA: Capital Cinemas Manuka
PERTH: Event Cinemas Innaloo
SYDNEY: Event Cinemas George Street


Single Session Tickets
Adult – $21
Concession – $17.50

Get the most out of the Monster Fest experience and save with these festival passes:

VIP Passes (15 films) $180
The VIP Pass gets you all-access to all Monster Fest screenings and events from Thursday October 31st to Sunday November 3rd and includes Candy Bar discounts.

Mini-Pass (5 Films) $75
The Mini-Pass may be used for any 5 Monster Fest film sessions from Thursday October 31st to Sunday November 3rd (includes Opening & Closing Night films).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Passes do not allow you to book multiple tickets for a single session or for sessions that run concurrently as they are issued for use by single customers only. Valid at Event Cinemas only. Only valid for Monster Fest sessions. This voucher must be taken as offered and is not exchangeable, for sale, transferable or redeemable for cash.

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