Monster Giveaways / 14 February 2016

Win double passes to see the witch in Melbourne and Canberra!

Universal Pictures is hosting two promo screenings of THE WITCH – March 9th in Canberra and March 10th in Melbourne – and now you can win passes to the film Empire Magazine called “the scariest film of 2016!”

All you have to do is:

1. Subscribe to the Monster Fest mailing list (if you are already a subscriber, skip to step 2)
2. Go to the Monster Fest Facebook page and post a picture of your favourite cinematic, TV, or pop-culture witch in the comments section of our post about this contest

We have 20 double passes to give away for both Melbourne and Canberra and we’ll be running the contest until our FB page is overflowing with witches! From Witch Hazel to Helena Marcos you’ve got no shortage of spooky spellcasters to pick from! Winners will be notified by email no later than Monday February 29, 2016 and their names will be on the door list at the screening.


In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways. Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

Indiewire reported that The Satanic Temple have has given the film an official sanction, declaring it as a “transformative Satanic experience.”

Screening info:

Date: 9th March, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Dendy Canberra

Date: 10th March, 2016
Time: 8.50pm
Location: Cinema Nova