Monster Fest


09 March 2017

Tonight’s the night that the MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW kicks off in Sydney at Event Cinemas George St with our Opening Night film, RAW!

RAW made its World Premiere in Cannes Critics Week where it won the coveted FIPRESCI Prize, and left audiences aghast with some of the most shocking and powerful on-screen imagery since Gaspar Noe’s IRREVERSIBLE. One of the finest directorial debuts in the genre space in a long time, RAW tells the story of a teenage girl who joins her sister at a prestigious veterinary college, and is forced to partake in a hazing ritual that sees her defying her vegan upbringing by consuming raw rabbit liver. From here she develops an insatiable desire for flesh – of all types, and what we witness is a coming-of-age like no other, an awakening that is carnal and primal and that takes its central character, and its viewing audience, on a journey that is simultaneously harrowing and beautiful. Ducournau has made a something very special here, a gorgeous cinematic exploration of family and cannibalism, a film that’ll seep its way deep into your psyche and resonate long after the closing credits – make no mistake, this is one of the films of the year.

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW is a mix of horror-centric highlights from Monster Fest 2016 along with select Australian and World Premieres, including that of the highly-anticipated all-female horror anthology XX, the breakout Sundance feature come US box office hit GET OUT directed by Jordan Peele and the world premiere of Nik Kacevski’s Sydney-made SKINFORD, with cast and crew in person for a hometown red carpet debut. Ben Wheatley’s explosive crime caper FREE FIRE will its Sydney premiere along with KILLING GROUND, the Aussie Sundance hit in its first hometown outing with cast and crew in attendance.

The fright-filled weekend will also include a 40th anniversary screening of an all-new 4K restoration of Italian-horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece SUSPIRIA, Sydney director Jai Love’s moving and morbid documentary DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP, about the traumatised frontman of extreme metal band Kettle Cadaver, Nicholas Pesce’s gothic Sundance midnighter THE EYES OF MY MOTHER and André Øvredal’s award-winning THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, recently praised by none other than Stephen King himself, who called it “visceral horror to rival ALIEN and early Cronenberg” and warned: “Watch it, but not alone.”

Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow tickets are available from:

Event Cinemas George Street
505-525 George St, Sydney
(02) 9273 7300

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