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Tickets, Session Times & New Film Announcement for MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Perth!

10 August 2017

With five weeks to go before we kick off MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW in Perth at Event Cinemas Innaloo, we’re psyched to announce that the Aussie mockumentary and recent Fantastic Fest official selection TOP KNOT DETECTIVE will join the program for a hometown show with cast & crew present for a post-screening Q&A.

TOP KNOT DETECTIVE | SUNDAY 17TH OF SEPTEMBER 2PM
Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce | Australia 2016 | 87 Minutes | w/ Q&A by Cast & Crew
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In the early 1990’s, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective Series was syndicated to public access TV in Australia and became a cult success. In Japan, it was titled “Ronin Suiri Tentai” (roughly translating to “Deductive Reasoning Ronin”), but soon came to be known in the West as TOP KNOT DETECTIVE. The original Japanese series was legendary in in its home country as being a cultural train-wreck, led by its insane writer/director/producer/lead actor Takashi Takamoto. He couldn’t act. He couldn’t fight. He had no idea how to write a TV show. TOP KNOT DETECTIVE tells the story of Detective Sheimasu, an Edo era police officer turned ronin on a never-ending road to vengeance after being framed for the murder of his Master. Along the way he would fight ninjas, samurai, yakuza, aliens, monsters, more ninjas, demons, robots, time traveling baseball players and the occasional go-go dancer.

We are also pleased to release session times and ticketing links to our first wave of programming and they are as follows:

IT STAINS THE SAND RED | SATURDAY 16TH OF SEPTEMBER 2:30PM
Colin Minihan | United States 2016 | 92 Minutes | Australian Premiere
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In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly (JIGSAW’s Brittany Allen) – a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past – finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous Zombie (Netflix’ NARCOS, Juan Riedinger) on her tail. At first, she’s easily able to out pace her un-dead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn’t need to ever stop and rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly will have to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face the zombie, and the demons that have chased her all her life.

DAY OF THE DEAD | SATURDAY 16TH OF SEPTEMBER 4:30PM
George A. Romero | United States 1985 | 96 Minutes | Umbrella Films | Tribute Screening
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In this the third film in the continuing saga of the undead from writer/director George A. Romero, a small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead? Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato and Richard Liberty star in this controversial classic with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini.

SUSPIRIA 40th Anniversary 4K Restoration | SUNDAY 17TH OF SEPTEMBER 4:30PM
Dario Argento | Italy 1977 | 95 Minutes | Umbrella Entertainment | Perth Premiere
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Dario Argento’s undisputed horror masterpiece is widely considered to be the most shocking and hallucinatory horror movie in history and is described by Argento himself as “an escalating experimental nightmare”. SUSPIRIA stars Jessica Harper as a young American ballet student who arrives at a prestigious European dance academy and is confronted by a series of bizarre and horrific deaths. Packed with ultra gory effects and dazzling cinematic set pieces, SUSPIRIA is a gruesomely gothic masterpiece of the macabre. A freshly restored Director-approved 4K presentation will screen to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release.

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME | SUNDAY 17TH OF SEPTEMBER 6:30PM
David Lynch | United States 1992 | 135 Minutes | Perth Premiere
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A little quiet town tucked in a valley. Population : 51, 201. A mysterious death and an inquiry like a charade. A diary kept secret, a pact, a malevolent other-self and a ring. Dreams, hallucinations, forebodings. Short-lived love stories, a singer distilling souvenirs of a by-gone time. A red room, white lines, and a bobby-soxer who finishes burning her life away? This is the world of TWIN PEAKS : FIRE WALK WITH ME.

THE ENDLESS | SUNDAY 17TH OF SEPTEMBER TBA
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead | United States 2017 | 111 Minutes | Perth Premiere
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Two brothers receive a mysterious message inspiring them to pay a visit to the cult they escaped as children. As unsettling events and phenomena begin to occur, the brothers are forced to question whether the cult’s supernatural beliefs might not be entirely made up – and if, now that they’ve returned, they’ll be allowed to leave again.

For more information visit the official event page on the Monster Fest site and Facebook event.