MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Adelaide Final Wave Programming Revealed!
With a month to go before MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW rolls into GU Film House Adelaide for three days of pure movie mayhem, we’re psyched to reveal our final wave of programming!
Fresh from Fantasia International Film Festival, we present our MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Closing Night Film, SUMMER OF 84, in its Australian Premiere. This sophomore feature from TURBO KID filmmakers François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell is part detective story and part cat-and-mouse game, all told through the dark perspective we’ve grown accustom to by this trio of filmmakers.
Following its ‘surprise we secretly made a sequel’ screening at South by Southwest, UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB has fast become one of the most anticipated horror films of 2018 and we are pleased to present its Australian Premiere at MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW. Steven Susco’s follow-up to the wildly successful 2014 film comes with the one caveat that “the internet always has the upper hand, and it’s not interested in happy endings” – IndieWire.
After garnering strong critical acclaim on its international film festival blitz, Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE makes it South Australian debut. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, this stylish and exceptional feature confidently walks a tightrope between hypnotic neo-noir and brutal revenge thriller and is one not to be missed on the big screen.
In association with Umbrella Entertainment, we are proud to present the Worlds on Film: Beyond Genres Blu-ray launch of RAZORBACK. This will mark the South Australian premiere of the stunning all-new 4K Restoration of Russell Mulcahy’s 1984 Australian masterpiece.
Rolf de Heer’s multi-award winning BAD BOY BUBBY will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW with a unique special event screening hosted by Bubby himself, actor Nicholas Hope.
Our last two announcements for our Adelaide leg of MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW work as perfect companions to one another.
First up is the South 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.
BAD BOY BUBBY | FRIDAY JULY 27TH 9:15PM
Rolf de Heer | Australia 1993 | 114 Minutes | Roadshow Films | 25th Anniversary Screening
w/ Introduction by actor Nicholas Hope
Confined to a two-room slum for his whole life, Bubby knows only of the existence of himself and his mother, a religious freak who shares the bath, and her bed, with her son. But when Bubby’s long-lost father (an alcoholic priest) returns home, and to his wife’s bed, the jealous Bubby is driven to head out into the world. Abused and exploited by everyone from feminists to prison inmates, a policeman, animal lovers and the Salvation Army, Bubby, armed only with the few phrases he’s learnt from his mother, has a tough entry into an inhospitable world. But others soon warm to this innocent idiot savant, and Bubby starts to find a place in the poisoned world from which he was confined.
RAZORBACK (4K RESTORATION) | SATURDAY JULY 28TH 4:30PM
Russell Mulcahy | Australia 1984 | 95 Minutes | Umbrella Films | South Australian 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.
UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB | SATURDAY JULY 28TH 7PM
Stephen Susco | United States 2018 | 88 Minutes | Universal Pictures | Australian Premiere
When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE | SATURDAY JULY 28TH 9PM
Lynne Ramsay | United Kingdom 2018 | 89 Minutes | Umbrella Films | South Australian Premiere
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
THE MONSTER SQUAD | SUNDAY JULY 29TH 2:30PM
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!
WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS: A DOCUMENTARY | SUNDAY JULY 29TH 4:30PM
André Gower | United States 2018 | 91 Minutes | The Squad Doc | South 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.SUMMER OF 84 | SUNDAY JULY 29TH 7PM
François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell | United States 2018 | 105 Minutes | Roadshow Films | Australian Premiere
It’s the summer of 1984, the perfect time to be 14 years old and free. But when neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbour might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
SUMMER OF 84, UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, RAZORBACK, WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS, THE MONSTER SQUAD and BAD BOY BUBBY joins our previously announced Opening Night Film THE SCHOOL to complete the MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Adelaide line-up.
THE SCHOOL | FRIDAY JULY 27TH 7PM
Storm Ashwood | Australia 2018 | 87 Minutes | The Backlot Films | World Premiere
w/ Q&A by writer/director Storm Ashwood, producer Blake Northfield, actors Nicholas Hope, Megan Drury, Vanessa & Ianna Rogers
As a doctor, wife and grieving mother, Amy is failing. It has been two years and she still cannot manage to leave her comatose son, David’s side. Amy falls further into her own selfish and twisted world of obsession and denial, blocking out everything and everyone around her. Meanwhile the walls of the hospital she is neglecting begin to fall apart. Awakening in what seems to be an abandoned old school, Amy finds herself a prisoner to a hoard of displaced cultish and feral kids. Trapped in a hostile supernatural purgatory for children (THE SCHOOL), Amy becomes an unwilling surrogate mother and must try and escape an impending evil. As supernatural and psychological terror ensues, Amy must find her way out, fighting against the demonic, supernatural and ultimately her own demons.
MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW at GU Film House Adelaide from Friday July 27th to Sunday July 29th.
Tickets are available from:
GU Film House Adelaide
128 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8210 6000
VIP Film Pass
Adult – $104
Concession – $88