MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Perth First Wave Line-Up Announcement!
MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW returns to Perth at Event Cinemas Innaloo from Friday October 19th to Sunday October 21st with a host of World, Australian and Western Australian premieres!
Our Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow audiences will be the first in the world to see writer/director Robbie Studsor’s highly anticipated BURNING KISS in its Hometown Premiere. This hallucinogenic summer noir cocktail spiked with suspense is concocted as the unexpected arrival of a stranger ignites an inferno of secrets and guilt, complicating the relationship between a father and his daughter.
From producer Dallas Sonnier and writer S. Craig Zahler, the acclaimed team behind BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 and BONE TOMAHAWK comes a terrifying new vision of Charles Band’s horror classic, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH in its West Australian Premiere. Helmed by Swedish genre raconteurs Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund (WE ARE THE MONSTERS, WITHER), this blood-soaked instalment acts as both a sequel and refresh of the beloved PUPPET MASTER franchise.
John Carpenter’s wildly underrated exercise in escalating dread and writhing atmosphere, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, will have its World Premiere in a stunning all-new 4K Restoration. Carpenter fans will be pleased to hear that we’re doubling down with the Australian Premiere of THEY LIVE in an all-new 4K Restoration, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this subversive and sublime sci-fi classic.
Our last two reveals on this first wave announcement for our Perth leg of Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow work as perfect companions to one another.
First up is the Western 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 crew of kids head-to-head with a legion of ghouls.
PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH | FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH 9:15PM
Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund | United States 2018 | 84 Minutes | Monster Pictures | Western Australia Premiere
Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash. Girl-next-door Ashley and and comic book pal Markowitz join Edgar for a doomed road trip to an auction at a convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.
THEY LIVE (4K RESTORATION) | SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH 2:30PM
John Carpenter | United States 1988 | 94 Minutes | StudioCanal | Australian Premiere
Professional WWF wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn suddenly reveal a world run by upwardly mobile, capitalist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us, all John Nada wants to do now is chew gum and kick ass, and he’s all out of gum.
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (4K RESTORATION) | SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH 4:45PM
John Carpenter | United States 1987 | 102 Minutes | StudioCanal | World Premiere
Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretical physics students. But as the night draws on the students soon release that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.
THE MONSTER SQUAD | SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST 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 OCTOBER 21ST 4:30PM
André Gower | United States 2018 | 91 Minutes | The Squad Doc | Western Australia 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.
BURNING KISS | SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST 7PM
Robbie Studsor | Australia 2018 | 81 Minutes | Caltiki Pictures | Hometown Premiere
w/ Q&A by Cast & Crew
It’s been 6 long years since the hit and run accident that put disgraced former detective Edmond Bloom in a wheelchair and killed his wife Juliette. With the killer never identified, Edmond spends his days pouring over clues under the care of his submissive 20-year-old daughter Charlotte whom he indirectly blames for the tragedy. On a hot summer’s day, a broken and remorseful stranger appears claiming to be the driver of the car the night of the accident and begs Edmond for either forgiveness or punishment. With the killer now revealed, Edmond can finally get closure on what happened. The problem is, Edmond didn’t catch him and there’s no way he will let 6 years of hard detective work go to waste. Instead of seeking retribution for the past, he concocts a selfish and dangerous plan involving himself, the stranger and his daughter. Guilt, desire and resentment surface as the plan spirals out of control.
Tickets are available from:
Event Cinemas Innaloo
57 Liege St, Innaloo WA
VIP Film Pass
Adult – $104
Concession – $88