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Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow - Perth

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Horror fans of Perth, it's time to get excited, because Monster Fest is bringing back their infamous Travelling Sideshow for 2018!

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From Friday the 19th of October, till Sunday the 21st of October, Even Cinemas Innaloo will be hosting a series of some of the best new and classic spooky movies for you to indulge in this Halloween season.

The festival is set to open at 6:30pm on Friday, October 19th 2018, with the controversial new film by Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark and Melancholia), called The House That Jack Built; A disturbing drama which follows the highly intelligent Jack, played by Matt Dillon (There's Something About Mary and 2004's Crash) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. Taking place from Jack's point of view as he postulates each murder as an artwork in itself. Inevitably as police intervention draws near, he takes greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate masterwork.

Then at 9:30pm be prepared for the latest instalment in the infamous Puppet Master franchise - Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, directed by Sonny Laguna (Wither and Mystery Box) and Tommy Wiklund (Madness and Animalistic).

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 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.

The monster party keeps on going on Saturday the 20th of October, starting at 2:30pm with the 4K restoration of the cult classic They Live, directed by John Carpenter (1978's Halloween and 1980's The Fog). 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 yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race brainwashed and sedate with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us, all John Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema's history) to save humankind.

Then, keeping with the cult classic theme, stick around for 4:45pm to see the one and only 4K restoration of Prince Of Darkness also directed by John Carpenter. 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.

And at 7pm, the piece de resistance that is 2018's Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name and The Protagonist). A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Then at 10pm, see where it all began with the 4K resolution of the original Suspiria, all the way from 1977, directed by Dario Argento (Phenomena and Deep Red), which is his 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.

And finally at 2:30pm on Sunday the 21st of October, relive your childhood, with The Monster Squad, directed by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps and 2018's The Predator). 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.

Then see how it all came about at 4:30pm with Wolfman's Got Nards: A Documentary, directed by André Gower (Father's & Sons and Mr. President). 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.

And just when you think it can't get any better, the festival is set to end on a high note, at 7pm, with Burning Kiss, directed by Robbie Studsor ([I]No through Road[/I), followed by a live Q&A with the cast and crew, so bing your camera along, as you just might get a chance to meet one of the stars!

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 in person or online and come in a few different options, including:

single session
tickets: Adult $21
Concession $17.50

5 Film Multi-Pass
Adult $82.50
Concession $71.50

VIP Film Pass
Adult – $104
Concession – $88

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Why? For the love of horror!
When: 6:30pm - Friday 19th October, 2:30pm Saturday 20th October & Sunday 21st October
Phone: (08) 9446 8222
Where: Event Cinemas Innaloo
Cost: $17.50 - $104
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