Monster Fest

Final Wave Announcement for MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Brisbane!

11 May 2018

In two weeks from today, MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW rolls into Event Cinemas Myer Centre from May 25th to 27th for a host of international, Australian and Brisbane premieres.

Carved from the darkest recesses of Chris Sun’s twisted imagination, BOAR, an outback horror about a giant, brutal and blood crazed pig will have its long-awaited Brisbane debut. Staring international genre legend Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) and a veritable who’s who of Australian cinema, including the likes of John Jarratt, Nathan Jones, Ernie Dingo, Chris Haywood, Simone Buchanan, Melissa Tkautz, Roger Ward and more.

Making its Australian Premiere is the latest exercise in terror from MARTYRS filmmaker Pascal Laugier, GHOSTLAND, which takes the horror of home invasion and twists it into a tension-filled and taut modern slasher.

Our last two announcements for our Brisbane leg of MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW work as perfect companions to one another. First up is the Australian Premiere of WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS, a lovingly crafted feature-length documentary on the enduring legacy of the 1987 classic THE MONSTER SQUAD, directed by André Gower, who played Sean in the film. Finally we are pleased to host a retrospective screening of Fred Dekker’s THE MONSTER SQUAD, a kick-ass celebration of Universal Monsters and everything eighties that pits a motley bunch of kids head-to-head with a legion of ghouls.


WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS: A DOCUMENTARY | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 2:15PM
André Gower | United States 2018 | 91 Minutes | The Squad Doc | Australian Premiere

A feature film exploring THE MONSTER SQUAD’s 30-year impact on film and its fan base from script to cult classic. This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic THE MONSTER SQUAD and the impact it has on fans, cast, crew and the industry.
THE MONSTER SQUAD | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 4:30PM
Fred Dekker | United States 1987 | 80 Minutes | Paramount Pictures

You know whom to call when you have ghosts. But who do you call when you have monsters? The Monster Squad – A group of young kids devoted to protecting their suburban neighbourhood from monsters and ghouls. Count Dracula escapes Van Helsing and adjourns modern day Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Black Lagoon’s Gillman. The ghouls are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Standing in their way – THE MONSTER SQUAD!

BOAR | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 6:45PM
Chris Sun | Australia 2018 | 96 Minutes | Universal Pictures Home Entertainment ANZ

In the harsh yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before. Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken local, the beast ventures closer to civilization, closer to life, and ultimately, closer to death. It’s brutal, it’s bloodthirsty, it’s BOAR.

Plays with Short Film: ALFRED J HEMLOCK | Edward Lyons | Australia 2017 | 14 Minutes

GHOSTLAND | SUNDAY MAY 27TH 9PM
Pascal Laugier | Canada 2018 | 91 Minutes | JBG Films | Australian Premiere

Following her aunt’s death, Colleen and her daughters inherit her house. However, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters’ lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further. The eldest daughter, Beth, is said to become a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera, can’t cope and loses her mind faced with an unshakable sense of paranoia. Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place.


BOAR, GHOSTLAND, WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS & THE MONSTER SQUAD join our previously announced line-up of OCCUPATION, HEREDITARY, TERMINAL, THE RANGER, RABBIT, WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND at MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Brisbane.

Tickets are available from:

IN PERSON

Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Myer Centre, Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD
(07) 3027 9999

ONLINE

Single Session Tickets
Adult $21
Concession $17.50

5 Film Multi-Pass
Adult $82.50
Concession $71.50

10 Film VIP Pass
Adult $132
Concession $110