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Queensland’s GOMA Reveals MONSTROUS BEAUTY Program!

06 April 2018

Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) have turned their attention to celebrating the aesthetics of horror in MONSTROUS BEAUTY, a new program that runs from the 6th of April to the 30th of May. The program aims to explore the concept of cinematic monsters through a selection of carefully curated horror films.

MONSTROUS BEAUTY is playing as part of the gallery’s larger CURIOUS AFFECTION film program, which incorporates a wide range of science fiction and horror films in order to examine our understanding of science, storytelling and empathy. MONSTROUS BEAUTY specifically explores a world of mad science and misunderstood monsters, body horror and social anxieties, where the macabre is entwined with stories of difference and empathy.

Monsters represent a major appeal of many horror films, and this program will bring you a taste of all the different varieties that have hit screens since the beginnings of horror cinema!

Including the work of acclaimed directors like Cronenberg, Lynch, del Toro and Clive Barker, MONSTROUS BEAUTY offers a crash-course of horror classics that fans, or any cinephiles, are bound to savour.

Below is the full program:

Friday 6th April
6:00PM – FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
7:45PM – THE SHAPE OF WATER
Friday 13th April
6:00PM – SHIVERS
7:45PM – RAW
Sunday 15th April
11:00AM – FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
1:00PM – CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON
3:00PM – THE SHAPE OF WATER
Saturday 21st April
1:00PM – FREAKS
3:00PM – THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER
Wednesday 2nd May
6:00PM – CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON

Friday 4th May
6:00PM – THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
8:00PM – NIGHTBREED (DIRECTOR’S CUT)


Monday 7th May
3:15PM – THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Wednesday 9th May
6:00PM – RAW
7:45PM – NIGHTBREED (DIRECTOR’S CUT)

Friday 11th May
6:00PM – BODY MELT
7:45PM – ANTIVIRAL

Sunday 13th May

3:00PM – THE FACE OF ANOTHER

Sunday 20th Mary
3:00PM – THE ELEPHANT MAN
Further favourites like PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, ERASERHEAD, ÉVOLUTION and PAN’S LABYRINTH are also playing as part of the larger program. For tickets and further info, visit the QAGOMA site.