The horrors of youth homelessness will be brought to light on Saturday the 11th of March, as Monster Fest is set to combine forces with Telethon Community Cinemas to present the exclusive Horror for the Homeless event, which is an all night, outdoor horror and cult movie extravaganza.
The event will take place at Perth's own Burswood Parklands, with all the proceeds being donated to Perth-based homeless agency Youth Futures WA.
Prepare to get value for your money, as this event is a six feature film marathon, which will showcase an eccentric program of some of the best horror and cult classics the industry has to offer, including some of the very latest offerings from the international genre film festival circuit, along with ten standout short films from Monster Fest's Melbourne 2016 program.
This is set to be Perth's biggest night of chills and thrills, as punters will have the honour of taking to the park in solidarity with Perth's homeless population.
According to Mark Waite, the CEO of Youth Futures, up to 10,000 Western Australians go to sleep homeless, on any given night and of these "a staggering 42 percent are believed to be under the age of 25", which is absolutely devastating news.
But not all hope is lost, because the good people at Youth Futures truly believe that every young person has a right to safe, secure accommodation and that an experience of homelessness should never define someone or their future. The funds raised from this incredible event will be directly supporting their NEST program, which provides homeless young mums and their babies with safe accommodation and the support they need to break the cycle of disadvantage.
The night will start off with the most anticipated anthology films of the year, called XX and it's an all-female directed feature film, which premiered to rave reviews at the most recent Sundance Film Festival.
The second film of the night, will be the one and only shriek fest, Scream, which debuted back in 1996 and has since spawned 3 sequels and 1 popular television series.
At the stroke of midnight, the real fun will begin, with one of the scariest films you may ever see; The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which has a star studded cast, including Emile Hirsch (Milk & 2004's The Girl Next Door) and Brian Cox (Troy & Braveheart), as a father and son duo, who work together as coroners. During an autopsy of a beautiful Jane Doe they accidentally unleash a supernatural entity, which is well beyond the realms of human imagination.
The fourth film of the night, will be the rush of colour and pulsating sound to keep you awake called Sheborg Massacre, which is the latest film from the ever popular Melbourne-based king of Ozploitation himself, mister Daniel Armstrong (MurderDrome & Fight Like A Girl)
The fifth film is Joel Schumacher's (Batman Forever and 2004's The Phantom of the Opera) 1987 masterpiece The Lost Boys, which is known by many as the most iconic horror film of the 1980's and is still exceedingly relevant today.
And the final feature of this all night Monster Fest spectacular is Nicolas Pesce's (2005's The Producers) neo-gothic Sundance hit The Eyes of My Mother, which is guaranteed to combine with the surroundings of the park to take you to places of darkness rarely visited by human entities. You could never experience this from your couch at home.
All these films, together with 10 of the hottest short films on the planet right now, are a guaranteed to give you and your friends an unforgettable night of terror and fun, under the stars.
The films will be screened non-stop, until 6am, when the good people at Youth Futures will be on hand to provide a scrumptious breakfast to those who have braved the night.