Monster Fest

MONSTER FEST 2018 Final Wave Programming Revealed!

18 October 2018

With just five weeks to go before MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING engulfs Melbourne’s Cinema Nova, we are thrilled to reveal our final wave of programming that’s guaranteed to satisfy all fans of frightful and fearless cinema!

Monster Fest is proud to present the Australian Premiere of NIGHTMARE CINEMA, an all-new horror anthology from MASTERS OF HORROR ringleader Mick Garris. Fresh from its world premiere at the prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival, NIGHTMARE CINEMA boasts five tales from such genre luminaries as Joe Dante (PIRANHA), Ryûhei Kitamura (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN), Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD), David Slade (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) and Mick Garris (SLEEPWALKERS). Without doubt the greatest horror anthology of the past thirty years, NIGHTMARE CINEMA is refreshingly free of duds while ensuring there is something for every horror taste and the perfect film to see with a crowd!

Also making its Australian Premiere is FIRST LIGHT, an alien invasion feature that cleverly fuses its Spielbergian influence with a charming indie aesthetic. Centring on Alex, who is left with amnesia and strange new abilities after a close encounter, FIRST LIGHT is the feature directorial debut of Jason Stone, who makes a seamless leap from award-winning shorts to feature with this ambitious small-scale sci-fi opus that is not to be missed!

Murder City’s infamous trash peddler, Dick Dale returns to Melbourne to debut another sordid program of the sickest, most twisted and goriest films he could get his grubby mitts on from around the globe. Cinematic atrocities and disasterpieces sure to drive you to the depths of hell and hilarity. When it comes to TRASHARAMA, if it ain’t right, it’s PERFECT!

Continuing the tradition of our world-famous ALL-NIGHT MARATHON, this year we bring you THE NIGHTMARE CINEMA THAT BROUGHT YOU NIGHTMARE CINEMA, with a selection of features by the filmmakers responsible for NIGHTMARE CINEMA and as with our previous all-nighters, the line-up will not be revealed until the marathon unfolds on the night/morning.

Finally we are psyched to announce that we’re bringing Trivia back to Monster Fest as we invite you to worship at the alter of our lord and saviour JC with JOHN CARPEN-TRIVIA! Presented by Rocket Australia, prizes include limited edition vinyl, posters and much more but be warned this won’t be no stroll through Haddonfield, we’re going deep so you’ll need study up and know your Hobb’s End from your Bottin.


NIGHTMARE CINEMA | FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23RD 6:30PM
Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura & David Slade
United States 2018 | 119 Minutes | Cinelou Films | Australian Premiere

Spearheaded by two all-time greats Mick Garris (SLEEPWALKERS) and Joe Dante (PIRANHA), 2018s most anticipated horror-anthology NIGHTMARE CINEMA follows five strangers who meet at a haunted movie theatre owned by the mysterious Projectionist (Mickey Rourke, ANGEL HEART). Once inside, they are forced to endure five gloriously gory screenings that reveal their deepest fears and darkest secrets. Alongside MASTERS OF HORROR Garris and Dante, the talent behind the screen includes David Slade (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), Alejandro Brugues (JUAN OF THE DEAD) and Ryûhei Kitamura (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN).

Plays with Short: DEVIL WOMAN
Heidi Lee Douglas | Australia 2018 | 12 Minutes
In the wild forests of Tasmania, battle lines are drawn between loggers and environmental activists. Seeking proof of an endangered animal, ambitious science student Eddy goes a step too far and gets bitten. She returns triumphant to the activist camp manned by a skeleton crew of hardcore activist women, and hides her injury. But when loggers attack the camp Eddy’s bite turns nasty and the changes overtaking her body become a threat to all sides.

FIRST LIGHTFRIDAY NOVEMBER 23RD 7PM
Jason Stone | United States 2018 | 90 Minutes | Oddfellows Entertainment | Australian Premiere

Alex (Stefanie Scott) and Sean (Théodore Pellerin) go on the run after Alex has a close encounter with mysterious orbs of light that leave her with extraordinary powers. As they flee from their families, the police and a covert government agency, Alex and Sean find themselves at the centre of an unprecedented event in human history. First contact. But as her powers grow stronger and more dangerous, Sean must decide whether staying with Alex and discovering the truth behind her transformation is worth dying for.
Plays with ShortHITCHED
Xavier Nathan | Australia 2018 | 8 Minutes
Two serial killers have a chance encounter and take a chance on each other.

JOHN CARPEN-TRIVIA | SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 12:30PM
Limited Availability: On Sale Saturday November 24th 11:30am at Cinema Nova Bar 

Finally we are psyched to announce that we’re bringing Trivia back to Monster Fest as we invite you to worship at the alter of our lord and saviour JC with JOHN CARPEN-TRIVIA! Presented by Rocket Australia, prizes include limited edition vinyl, posters and much more but be warned this won’t be no stroll through Haddonfield, we’re going deep so you’ll need study up and know your Hobb’s End from your Bottin.
THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON | SATURDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 24TH

Continuing the tradition of our world-famous ALL-NIGHT MARATHON, this year we bring you THE NIGHTMARE CINEMA THAT BROUGHT YOU NIGHTMARE CINEMA, with a selection of features by the filmmakers responsible for NIGHTMARE CINEMA and as with our previous all-nighters, the line-up will not be revealed until the marathon unfolds on the night/morning.

TRASHARAMA | SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25TH 4:30PM

Murder City’s infamous trash peddler, Dick Dale returns to Melbourne to debut another sordid program of the sickest, most twisted and goriest films he could get his grubby mitts on from around the globe. Cinematic atrocities and disasterpieces sure to drive you to the depths of hell and hilarity. When it comes to TRASHARAMA, if it ain’t right, it’s PERFECT!

GRANNY
David Burrowes | Australia | 15 mins

GUARDING OF HELL
Frank Appache | Canada | 4 mins

THE JERRY SHOW
Stephen Stull | USA | 9 mins

VAMPIRE HOOKER HOTEL
Nathan Hill | Australia | 3 mins

HUMAN
Vanessa Gudgeon | Australia | 5 mins

CRYPTO
Clint Cure | Australia | 6 mins

THE FIRST DATE
Adam Webber | Australia | 5 mins

THE CONGREGATION
Chrzu Lindström | Finland | 15 mins

I’M FILTH
Kurk Dirt | UK | 3 mins

DAEMENRUNNER
Kiah Roache-Turner | Australia | 4.41 mins

CONDUCTOR
Alex Noyer | USA | 7 mins

BFF GIRLS
Brian Lonano | USA | 13 mins


NIGHTMARE CINEMA, FIRST LIGHT, LUZ, JOHN CARPEN-TRIVIA, THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON & TRASHARAMA joins our previously announced programming that includes Opening Night Film DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE and our Closing Night Film LORDS OF CHAOS.

MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING runs from Thursday November 22nd to Sunday November 25th at Cinema Nova!

TICKETS

Opening Night Film Ticket (includes complimentary drink on arrival)
Adult $29.50
Concession $25

Single Session Tickets
Adult – $20.50
Student/Concession/ Health Care Card – $16.00
Senior – $15.50
Pension – $13.00
Under 15 – $13.00
Privilege Club Member – $17.00
Privilege Club Concession – $14.00

Get the most out of the Monster Fest experience and save with these festival passes:

VIP Passes (12 films) $150

The VIP Pass gets you all-access to all Monster Fest screenings from Thursday November 22nd to Sunday the 25th.

Mini-Pass (5 Film Passes) $70

The 5 Film Multi-Pass may be used for any Monster Fest film sessions from Friday November 23rd to Sunday the 25th EXCLUDING Opening Night and the All-Night Marathon.

How To Use Your Pass:
When you purchase a pass you will receive a barcode number which shows up on your booking receipt. This number can be used online or in person to book sessions in advance or during the festival. If for any reason you do not receive a number/barcode, please contact 9347 5331.

Online Redemption
To use this code online, select the sessions you wish to attend as though buying tickets, and it will give you the option of entering the redemption code.

Box Office Redemption
Present barcode at the box office and let staff know which sessions you want to attend.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Passes do not allow you to book multiple tickets for a single session or for sessions that run concurrently as they are issued for use by single customers only. Valid at Cinema Nova only. Only valid for Monster Fest sessions. This voucher must be taken as offered and is not exchangeable, for sale, transferable or redeemable for cash.