Monster Fest in association with festival partners Event Cinemas returns to Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth & Sydney for a mid-year three-day mini-festival, MONSTER FEST WEEKENDER from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th May, featuring the latest transformative and transgressive genre cinema from across the planet along with stunning restorations of some pop-culture classics.
From Oscar-winning visual effects artist and filmmaker Phil Tippett, comes his highly anticipated masterwork MAD GOD, an experimental stop-motion extravaganza set in a Milton-esque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs.
Fresh from its world premiere at Sundance, filmmaker Hanna Bergholm‘s HATCHING is a satirical and transformative body horror come creature feature that sees a girl on the cusp of adolescences nurse an abandoned egg to a nightmarish juvenility.
Writer/director Kate Dolan makes her feature-film debut with YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER, an unnerving and dread-fuelled tale of a teenager attempting to uncover the puzzling disappearance of her mother and her far more mysterious and sinister return.
PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT is ‘the’ definitive documentary on the history and enduring legacy of Tommy Lee Wallace’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, lovingly crafted by longtime fan and Monster Fest alumni John Campopiano and fellow documentarian Chris Griffiths, this is the final word on the 1990 mini-series that launched a thousand nightmares and for some lifelong coulrophobia.
Metal and horror have long shared a close association and filmmaker Mike Schiff‘s THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR examines how these perceivably dark and undeniably transgressive arts originated and their evolution through time via interviews with some of the most influential musicians and filmmakers of both mediums. Screens with Short Film: BUTTON MAN (dir. Josh Todaro / AUS 2021).
Monster Fest is proud to present the World Premiere 4K Restoration of CAT’S EYE, directed by Lewis Teague (CUJO, ALLIGATOR) and with a screenplay by Stephen King, this benchmark anthology horror is comprised of three tales, two of which are adapted from King’s own NIGHT SHIFT collection and a third written directly for the screen.
Y.K. Kim & Woo-sang Park‘s MIAMI CONNECTION is a martial arts and music extravaganza that despite poor box office and harsh critical reception upon release has gone on to become a beloved cult classic and there’s no better time to discover (or rediscover) it for yourself than at our 35th Anniversary Screening, held in conjunction with Umbrella Entertainment.