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Monster Fest - Australia's Premier Genre Film Festival
Australia's premier genre film festival returns this year to the GU Film House in Adelaide to present the Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow from Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July 2018. Regarded as one of the most important events on the genre film festival calendar and its ongoing partnership with Event Cinemas, the Fest brings to the screen many World, Australian and South Australian premieres.
Friday 27th July 2018
Opening the festival this year is the Australian supernatural horror film The School, which was written and directed by Storm Ashwood in his first feature-length movie. This film was shot in Sydney at the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum is a claustrophobic and terrifying ghost tale. The film stars familiar faces Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby), Megan Drury (Manny Lewis) and Will McDonald (Home and Away). Storm was born in Alice Springs but through his childhood years, he travelled all over Australia. A passionate storyteller, Storm spent most of his teen years writing and acting. The film commences at 7.00pm on Friday 27th July.
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Following the screening, you will have the opportunity for Q&A time where Storm, Megan, Nicholas and the No Frills Twins, Vanessa and Ianna Rogers, will answer your questions.
The next film is Rolf de Heer's multi-award winning Bad Boy Bubby, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary at Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow. An introduction by Bubby, actor Nicholas Hope, will complement this film before its commencement at 9.15pm.
Saturday 28th July 2018
Razorback (4K Restoration) will commence Saturday's line-up starting at 4.30pm. In association with Umbrella Entertainment, this film will mark the South Australian premiere of the all-new 4K Restoration of Russell Mulcahy's 1984 Australian masterpiece.
Commencing at 7.00pm on Saturday 28th July, Unfriended: Dark Web will be screened. This film runs for 88 minutes and is an Australian Premiere. This is Steven Susco's follow-up of the successful 2014 film.
The 9.00pm film You Were Never Really Here concludes the Saturday events. This Lynne Ramsay film has achieved international acclaim and now is debuting in Australia. Joaquin Phoenix plays a traumatised veteran who is unafraid of violence while tracking down missing girls for a living.
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Sunday's films kick off at 2.30pm withThe Monster Squad. This Fred Dekker film through Paramount Pictures sees a group of young kids devoted to protecting their neighbourhood from monsters and ghouls.
At 4.30pm on Sunday you can watch Wolfman's Got Nards: A Documentary, which is another South Australian Premiere. This is a feature film exploring the 30-year impact The Monster Squad has had on the film and its fans. The documentary explores the power of the cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad. This film is directed by Andre Gower who plays Sean in the film.
Summer of 84 concludes the weekend films for this year's Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow. This film, a part detective story and part cat-and-mouse game is brought to you from Roadshow Films and Turbo Kid Filmmakers Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. It is an Australian premiere.
GU Film House is situated at 128 Hindley Street Adelaide. Ticket prices for this great line-up of films is as follows and can be purchased through Event Cinemas. These are available online or in person at GU Film House.
Single Session tickets – Adults $21.00, Concession $17.50. 5-Fil Multi Pass – Adults $82.50, Concession $ 71.50
VIP Film Pass – Adults $104.00, Concession $88.00
If you want to read more about these films, go to the Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow website for an overview of their storylines.