Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow / 14 November 2017


MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW rolls into Event Cinemas Cairns Central from Friday December 8th to Sunday December 10th and now with a little less than a month to go, it gives us great pleasure to reveal the final programming line-up!

In association with Umbrella Films, we are proud to present the World Premiere of the all-new 4K restoration of Russell Mulcahy’s 1984 Australian masterpiece, RAZORBACK. Another 4K restoration making its North Queensland debut is a 40th Anniversary screening of SUSPIRIA, from Italian master of horror, Dario Argento. Fresh from its World Premiere at MONSTER FEST in Melbourne is prolific Australian genre filmmaker Daniel Armstrong’s TARNATION, making its Queensland Premiere.

RAZORBACK, SUSPIRIA & TARNATION join the previously announced LANDFALL & PYEWACKET to form this year’s MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW line-up in Cairns.

Here’s a breakdown of films, session times and ticketing:

Travis Bain | Australia 2017 |  99 Minutes | North Qld Premiere
w/ Q&A by writer/director Travis Bain & co-producer/actor Shawn Brack

A young couple in North Queensland are trapped in their beach house by three armed fugitives carrying a sealed Esky containing unknown contents, They must rely on their wits and cunning to survive as a severe tropical cyclone looms.

Russell Mulcahy | Australia 1984 | 95 Minutes | Umbrella Films | World Premiere

Somewhere deep in the Australian outback there’s a marauding, indestructible creature that can rip a man in half and destroy a homestead in seconds. This giant freak of nature is nine hundred pounds of tusk and muscle – and it is hell bent on terrorizing the small isolated community of Gamulla – a town as violent and primitive as the beast that threatens it.
Daniel Armstrong | Australia 2017 | 80 Minutes | Monster Pictures | Qld Premiere

When Oscar’s dreams of becoming a rockstar are brutally crushed and her boyfriend leaves, taking the cat with him, Oscar is forced to take a long hard look at herself. Oscar travels to a ghost town called Tarnation where she and a group of friends have rented a cabin in the woods for a weekend away. Unfortunately the cabin is host to a cursed painting and the surrounding woods are literally, Satan’s playground. Oscar soon finds herself battling a demon unicorn, possessed souls and Satan himself in an epic battle for her soul.

SUSPIRIA 40th Anniversary 4K Restoration | SUNDAY 10TH OF DECEMBER 4:30PM
Dario Argento | Italy 1977 | 95 Minutes | Umbrella Films | North Qld 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.

Adam MacDonald | Canada 2017 |  90 Minutes | Qld Premiere

Leah, a teenage girl 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.


Single Session Tickets
Adult $21
Concession $17.50

5 Film Multi-Pass
Adult $82.50
Concession $71.50