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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NEWS: Mac Sabbath, Metalachi and Special Guest Okilly Dokilly Reveal "The Mockstrosity Tour" 2017 U.S. Dates

What kind of mockery is this? Viral sensations and food-themed Black Sabbath cover artists MAC SABBATH and heavy metal Mariachi group METALACHI join Ned Flanders "Nedal" band OKILLY DOKILLY for the most insane tour of 2017! You will not want to miss this!
Hitting 22 Cities, March 8-April 5, 2017
Watch the Official Tour Announcement Video Here

If you only see one show in 2017, see Black Sabbath.
If you see two shows in 2017, see Black Sabbath and Guns N' Roses...
But if you see three shows in 2017, you absolutely must see Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses and The Mockstrosity Tour 2017, starring kings of fast-food themed Black Sabbath covers Mac Sabbath and Metalachi: The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band. The tour will also feature a very special guest, Ned Flanders-themed metal band Okilly Dokilly.  
No, you're not dreaming - the heavy-metal-shtick trifecta is upon us and you can witness them all in one night! The insanity is coming your way in 2017 and we are giving you the keys to the asylum!
Presale tickets all available now for all dates via individual venues.
The Mockstrosity Tour 2017 Tour Dates:
3/8/17 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
3/9/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
3/10/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue & 7th St Entry
3/11/17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies (tix: http://bit.ly/2dfxLIb)
3/12/17 - Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME - House Of Music & Entertainment
3/14/17 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Firebird
3/15/17 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
3/16/17 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
3/17/17 - Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
3/18/17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/21/17 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
3/22/17 - Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
3/23/17 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
3/24/17 - Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
3/25/17 - Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium
3/28/17 - Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
3/29/17 - New York City, NY @ (le) poisson rouge
3/30/17 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
3/31/17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat DC
4/1/17 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
4/2/17 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
4/5/17 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (* without Okilly Dokilly)
More about MAC SABBATH:
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a Mac Sabbath show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun - Mac Sabbath puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.Named by Buzzfeed as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" of 2015 by LA Weekly.

"... one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys' outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time."­ - Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times
"This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" for a "Pair-a-buns" or "Iron Man" for a "Frying Pan," these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot 'n' ready just for you." - Alicia Lutes, MTV.com
"The most impressive-and terrifying-thing about Mac Sabbath is that they're actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving..." - Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine
"Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging."  - Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net

Twitter: @macsabbath
Tumblr: macsabbath
IG: @officialmacsabbath

More about METALACHI:
Hailing from Hollywood California via Juarez Mexico, Metalachi is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The group is a 5-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician brothers, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Now considered to be one of the fastest growing shows in the US, Metalachi has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), Billy Idol and Howard Stern along the way.  
Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan ...all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation but with a stage show that strays far from traditional. Appeared on NBC's America's Got Talent + Named as one of LA's "Top 5 Tribute Bands" of 2015  by LA Weekly.

"What makes them particularly special is that they fuse two genres: it's metal and mariachi music, as you may expect by their name. It might be among the only metal a non-metal head can learn to appreciate and something metal heads find truly exciting."-H. Drew Blackburn, Dallas Observer
"Metalachi is the best heavy metal mariachi band you'll ever hear. Sure, they're probably the only one... but still!"- Javier Moreno, Buzzfeed
"...a Latin spectacle that merges Spinal Tap with Lucha Libre."- Stacy Nick, KUNC.org
"These Mariachi rockers will change your perception of the genre..."- Sascha Bos, LA Weekly
Twitter: @metalachi
IG: @metalachi
Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Okilly Dokilly performs what they describe as "Nedal", a subgenre of music themed around Ned Flanders, a character from the animated TV series The Simpsons. The band has received worldwide attention from the likes of Time, Maxim, US Magazine, and others.

"Okilly Dokilly, Phoenix's self-professed "world's first Nedal band," have got you covered, kicking out righteous riffs while clad in the traditional green sweater, pink shirt, and nerdy glasses of Homer Simpson's eternally cheerful and devoutly Christian neighbor." - Peter Helman, Stereogum.com
"Their sound... is solid, formulaic metal, with soft, almost classically-voiced verses slashed by the requisite screaming choruses. Let's just say Homer Simpson might think twice about calling them "Stupid Flanders(es)" after hearing it." - Steve Huff, Maxim.com
"...we have a feeling you'll be nodding your head faster than you can say hi-diddly-ho." - Anthony Domanico, CNET.com
"My spell check is intent on correcting 'Dokilly' to 'docilely', but docile they are not, with their music revolving around crunchy, lo-fi guitar and shrill, lurching synth." - Christopher Hooton, Independent.co.uk
Twitter: @nedalband

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IFC Midnight Presents EVOLUTION

In Select Theaters & On Demand Now

This eerily seductive mind-bender is a dark, dreamlike descent into the depths of the unknown. Ten-year-old Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. But when he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves – a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach – Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she? And what awaits the boys when they are all suddenly confined to a hospital? The highly anticipated new film from the acclaimed director of Innocence is awash in the haunting, otherworldly images of a nightmare.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Thursday Dec 8, 2016

Instructor: Michael Gingold

For decades, the provinces of screen horror were European castles and villages, and Southwest/California towns and deserts—until 1968's ROSEMARY'S BABY, when terror moved into the Big Apple and never left. This class will chronicle the history of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs in genre cinema, addressing many specific titles—from expensive studio fare to down-and-dirty independents—lensed on and under its streets, classic and recurring locations, and how the many sides of the city were explored and exploited by filmmakers. Resident auteurs such as Larry Cohen, Abel Ferrara, Frank Henenlotter and William Lustig will be addressed, as will the ways in which New York City-set scare flicks reflected the changes in the city itself over the years.

About the Instructor:

Michael Gingold has been covering the world of horror cinema since high school, when he started publishing the fanzine SCAREAPHANALIA. He spent 28 years as part of the staff of FANGORIA magazine and its website—beginning as a writer in 1988, and serving as associate editor, then managing editor and finally editor-in-chief. He is currently an editor and/or writer for RUE MORGUE, SCREAM, BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, DELIRIUM andBlumhouse.com. Michael has done liner notes for a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases, appeared in numerous documentaries and disc featurettes, and taken part in several DVD/Blu-ray audio commentaries. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT (Fever Dreams), LEECHES! (Rapid Heart Pictures) and the upcoming THE DOLL for director Dante Tomaselli. He currently hosts monthly Prints of Darkness screenings of classic horror films on 35mm at the Greater NY Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

my top 13 "Final Girls".... #1

What's a 'Final Girl' you might ask? She's the last woman standing at the end of a horror film. Usually the one who defeats the killer. In this list, I'll give you my top 13 'Final Girls' in horror of all time. Without furtur ado....

#1: Sidney Prescott from 'Scream' played by Neve Campbell
She may be a controversial choice, but Sidney Prescott has always seemed to be the epitome of the "Final Girl". She starts out as a normal teenager who is thrust into a situation she can't control and has to grow up quickly, in order to save her own life. We then proceed to follow her life as she grows up in the shadow of being the victim over and over again. In the end, Sidney always walks away with her life, but she never walks away without the scars of being a survivor. That is why she's my choice for the ultimate "Final Girl".

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Scarehouse (2014) Review Revisited

“Girls are mean, and not necessarily in the Lindsey Lohan way. The Scarehouse is a torturous version of Mean Girls, and nails it, with huge spikes through the head.”

When two friends open a Halloween fun house on Devil's Night it is all fun and games until their former sorority sisters begin to arrive. These six sisters are confronted by their past as the night spins out of control. (IMDB)

First, I have to give away a secret, sometimes when I watch a film to be reviewed I like to have my partner in crime, creepy bride, and by the printing of this review – wife, watch them with me. There are several reasons for this, besides the fact she is oft times just as twisted and interested in these things as I am. Which makes perfect sense when you think of it. She's a great sounding board, which I admit is oft times bad for her since it means I'm likely to ruin a movie as soon as I pick up on its formula. The reason I'm mentioning all this is because while watching The Scarehouse I was glad to have a woman's perspective. Her reaction to the story, and girl on girl vengeance, was priceless. She seemed to soak in the backstory and become fully involved with our lead characters thirst for vengeance. Usually, whether it be gratuitous sex or over played gore, a film with a full female cast would eventually lose her interest. But The Scarehouse delivered with fantastic lines, great chemistry, and wasn't gratuitous except in its ability to give the audience everything they'd want or expect. Basically I am convinced that woman actually act this way around each other, even the dildo and dyke jokes got a laugh. Which lead to two obvious questions... 1) Did a woman write The Scarehouse, and 2) The Scarehouse is an independent film?

The Scarehouse is written by the husband and wife team of Gavin and Sarah Booth (Sarah also being the lead character "Corey"). Gavin also takes on roles as director and editor. That much said, I don't feel like I cheated writing this review with the help of my significant other. Neither Gavin or I could have possibly understood the vindictive female without them. Scarehouse is full of up and coming Canadian actresses that have made appearance in popular television series and movies such as "Hemlock Grove", "Helix", the upcoming Del Torro film "Crimson Peak", "Reign", co-lead Elaina is played by Kimberly-Sue Murray ("Mirror Mirror", "The Colony") and many more. Together they have become an ensemble cast that perfectly represents female vanity and angst. 

The Scarehouse more than delivers on slasher fun. It is political and social commentary. Each of Corey and Elaina's victims are undone by their own vanities and even though you might try to care about the one or two bad asses that can fight back, ultimately you can't help but root for the killer duo. The soundtrack is a perfect mix of college rock that gives the entire film a late 80's early 90's feel. On that note, the filming style does much the same. The back story is presented via home video inner-cut with the cinematic present, perfectly placed so as to give away just enough info to lead us into the next torture until the entire mystery of why this happening becomes clear. Each death by vanity comes with killer lines I dare you not to laugh at. Of course there are twists, and the final one is the reason why I say there has to be a sequel. Finally, given the budget of the film, the practical effects get huge kudos.

The Scarehouse was shot inside an existing Halloween haunted attraction known as "Scarehouse Windsor" in Windsor, Ontario (directly across the river from Detroit, Michigan). Their budget was only $200,000 Canadian. This means most of the budget went to film stock and practical effects while the actors and crew did it all for pizza and Ramen. Good enough if you're really a college student but I get the impression they’ve all quit worrying about professors for a few years. No matter what The Scarehouse is the definition of an independent horror but does not look or feel anything like one. I can only suspect that when its release brings in triple the budget a sequel will be on its way. To the Booth's... I have an idea if you need any help! With or without my help though, The Scarehouse is perfectly placed for sequel material!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Kreepy Kevs Commentary: Ghostbusters (2016)

Just saw the much-maligned new Ghostbusters reboot film. First, as many had feared would happen upon seeing it, my childhood was actually NOT ruined. Second, it was quite good. Not as good as the original, not even close, but I will risk my reputation as a film fan and say it was better than 1989's Ghostbusters II, which I never cared for. Even as a child I remember being disappointed by it's in unoriginality. I just went into the new film with no expectations and found myself laughing out loud more than expected and even creeped out a few times. A hell of a lot more fun than the doubters are willing to give it credit. Also, Kate McKinnon is a national treasure.

Kreepy Kev mostly contributes via his Facebook page where every once in awhile he gives us some random reviews!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: Progressive Metal Band ONI Reveals New Track "Barn Burner" + Album Pre-Orders Now Available

Pre-Order Ironshore & Watch "Barn Burner" Lyric Video via www.metalblade.com/oni
Directed by Wovenwar/Ex-As I Lay Dying Guitarist Nick Hipa
New Album Ironshore Out November 25, 2016 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records
Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira)
Featuring Guest Vocals from Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) on "The Only Cure"
Art by Brent Elliot White (Megadeth, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy)
Technical progressive metal band ONI recently announced the release of their debut scorcher Ironshore, set to hit stores on Black Friday, November 25, 2016 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. After turning heads with their first single "Eternal Recurrence", the band is following up with their equally-superhuman single, "Barn Burner", which you can hear now via www.metalblade.com/oni. "Barn Burner" is also presented in lyric video form, directed by Wovenwar/Ex-As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa.
Today also marks the launch of Ironshore pre-orders via www.metalblade.com/oni.
Playthrough videos for "Barn Burner", showcasing the unique talents of heavy metal Xylosynth player Johnny D and guitarists Martin Andres and Brandon White, will be revealed soon.
Bassist Chase Bryant discusses the inspiration behind "Barn Burner": "Our frontman, Jake Oni, and I originally discussed including a "get in the pit and die" track on the album, and "Barn Burner" is that track. Musically, we went for something fast, heavy, and based around dream-like, mysterious tones. The track is inspired by a dream I had about parallel universes - I could see them all lined up like ripples in the water. A girl walked between the ripples and changed her surroundings at will. After having that vivid dream and working on conceptualizing it with Jake, the lyrics for "Barn Burner" just poured themselves onto the page."
ONI's upcoming release, Ironshore, takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. Formed in 2014, the initial vision for ONI was, "to be the band I never got to see", explains Jake Oni.
Ironshore was produced by Josh Wilbur, primarily recognized for his work with top metal artists Lamb Of God and Gojira. Through this connection, ONI was able to reach out to Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe, who contributed his inimitable style to "The Only Cure" - one of Ironshore's heaviest moments.
Ironshore tracklisting:
1. Barn Burner
2. Eternal Recurrence
3. The Only Cure (featuring Randy Blythe of Lamb of God)
4. The Science
5. Spawn and Feed
6. Chasing Ecstasy
7. Kanvas
8. Thrive
9. Coast to Coast
Watch the "Eternal Recurrence" music video here: https://youtu.be/xnEqo4EvXwQ
With their influences rooted in progressive metal, ONI's sound can be compared to the genre's heavy hitters - The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me - yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on Ironshore.
ONI will join the I Worship Chaos Tour line-up, beginning November 23 and featuring headliners Children of Bodom and fellow special guests Abbath and Exmortus (the latter of which they will perform five off dates with prior).
ONI North American Tour Dates:
I Worship Chaos Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Abbath & Exmortus
11/23 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Imperial Bell
11/24 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/25 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/28 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave - Eagles Ballroom
11/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/2 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
12/3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
12/6 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
12/7 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
12/9 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
12/10 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
12/11 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
12/14 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
12/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
12/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
12/18 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
ONI online:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


In a fitting complement to this most sinister season, Australia’s premier genre festival Monster Fest has unveiled its final wave of films for the 2016 festival, which is set to take place November 24-27 at the Lido Cinemas in Melbourne. 

The team of features programmers – which includes festival director Kier-La Janisse, Monster Pictures co-founder Neil Foley, Boston Underground Film Festival Director of Programming Nicole McControversy and writer/programmer/punk legend Chris D. – vetted over 600 features in selecting the 2016 Monster Fest lineup, which includes new crime films DOG EAT DOG and THE HOLLOW POINT from Paul Schrader and Gonzalo López-Gallego respectively, gory slasher throwback THE WINDMILL MASSACRE, the hometown premiere of epic period western THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL with cast in person and acclaimed TIFF selections PREVENGE and INTERCHANGE alongside Fantastic Fest faves such as the Aussie-made yuletide thriller SAFE NEIGHBOURHOOD and the devastating – and polarizing – PLAYGROUND. Brief descriptions of all films in the final wave follow below.

Select panels for the Swinburne University Media and Communication Monster Academy - Monster Fest’s two-day industry component running Nov 23 + 24 - have also been announced, including a panel with director Geoffrey Wright and producer Daniel Scharf about the making of Aussie cult sensation ROMPER STOMPER, a panel on the Golden Age of Ozploitation featuring producer Antony I. Ginnane (PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT) and cinematographer Vincent Monton (ROAD GAMES, LONG WEEKEND), a case study panel on ‘The Westbury Faery’ as an example of international multi-platform storytelling, panels on festival strategy, the opportunities and obstacles facing women working in the genre space, and more to be added. The full lineup for Monster Academy will be announced in the coming weeks. 

See the Final Wave of Monster Fest 2016 Films listed below:

Director: Liam Gavin | Ireland 2016 | 100 mins | Australian Premiere

Driven by an all-consuming desire to make contact with her murdered child, Sophia hires an occultist named Solomon (Steve Oram) to conduct a black magic ritual that would grant her wish. As they delve deeper into the tedious, trying ritual, Sophia and Solomon find their bond of trust and sense of sanity pushed to the very limit as a sinister presence makes itself known.

Director: Rohit Mittal | India 2016 | 97 mins | Australian Premiere

This Man Bites Dog take on a Mumbai Taxi Driver follows a documentary crew as they shadow an auto-rickshaw driver named Narayan. The slice of life angle soon skews into dodgy voyeuristic complicity as the film crew documents the unraveling of a man’s humanity, culminating in a chilling, bloody climax.

Paul Schrader | USA 2016 | 93 mins | Australian Premiere

Based on a 1995 novel by acclaimed crime writer and ex-con Edward Bunker, the latest from the writer of TAXI DRIVER and ROLLING THUNDER and director of MISHIMA, HARDCORE, CAT PEOPLE and so many other now-canonized films, is a pitch black, uncompromisingly brutal and at times highly theatrical crime thriller about three ex-cons (Nicholas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook) who team up for that fateful ‘one last job’ only to have everything go horribly - and hilariously - awry.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Mexico 1979 | 90mins

When over 900 Americans were made to commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool Aid in the middle of the steamy Guyana jungle, exploitation filmmakers couldn’t wait to cash-in on the tragedy, and Mexican filmmaker René Cardona Jr (TINTORERA: TIGER SHARK) was the first on the scene. Hypnotically sleazy and enjoyably lurid as only Cardona Jr. could make them. Co-presented by the Morbido Film Festival.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | USA 2016 | 97 mins | Australian Premiere

Patrick Wilson stars as Wallace, the new sheriff of a small town in Gonzalo López-Gallego's full blooded take on the western genre. Building on the best of B-movie westerns and not skimping out on the gore, Gallego crafts a tale of one man investigating the aftermath of a drug cartel deal gone wrong - cleverly filling all the roles with terrific actors including Ian McShane, John Leguziamo, Jim Belushi and more.

Dain Said | Malaysia  2016 | 102 minutes | Australian Premiere

In this Malaysian ritual thriller and TIFF Midnight Madness selection, a forensics photographer is lured into a world of shamans and mystic creatures while helping his detective friend investigate a series of macabre murders.

Matthew Holmes | Australia 2016 | 134 mins | Victorian Premiere

In this epic period western based on the true story of one of Australia’s most famous outlaws, Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history. 
From the makers of Man Bites God and the Theatre of the World podcast, Mystery Radio Theatre is a comedy/murder mystery performed in the style of old-timey radio theatre. There will be sound effects. There will be silly voices. There will be live ad-reads. There will be a special musical guest. And there will be blood.
Sean Brosnan |  USA 2016 | 102 minutes | Australian Premiere

The debut feature from Sean Brosnan (son of Pierce) about the vengeful path of a man left mute since childhood following a family tragedy straddles the border of nihilistic revenge tale and brutalist Southern Gothic redemption with a poetic, even romantic sensibility, recalling at times sleeper hits WINTER’S BONE and COLD IN JULY.

Bartosz M. Kowalski | Poland 2016 | 81 mins | Australian Premiere

Certain to be the most controversial film of the festival, acclaimed documentary director Bartosz Kowalski issues his first narrative feature, the stark tale of two pre-teen budding sociopaths and what they do on the last day of school. A devastating film in the vein of NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN and THE TRIBE.  

Alice Lowe | UK 2016 | 88 mins. | Australian Premiere

This brilliant first feature from actress/director/writer Alice Lowe (SIGHTSEERS, GARTH MARENGHI’S DARKPLACE) channels Lowe’s comedy background to create a completely unique horror comedy about a woman who is seven months pregnant and full of homicidal fury.  

Director: Alberto Vázquez, Pedro Rivero | Spain 2015 | 80 mins | Victorian Premiere

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, PSYCHONAUTS is a gorgeous, haunting animated allegory that follows rebellious teen Dinky and the silent, drug-addicted outcast Birdboy as they attempt to escape life as they know it from an island ravaged by an industrial accident.

Chris Peckover | Australia/USA 2016 | 85 mins | Australian Premiere

On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion. A great new yuletide terror film from the director of UNDOCUMENTED (2010).

Nick Jongerius | Netherlands 2016 | 85 mins | Australian Premiere

Windmills, they’re those things you see in storybooks surrounded by daffodils right? Think again! THE WINDMILL MASSACRE is a freakishly ferocious slasher reboot about unsuspecting tourists who awaken a mysterious evil in the Dutch countryside after their tour bus breaks down, stranding them at an abandoned barn beside a sinister windmill where a miller used to grind the bones of locals.


For the full 2016 lineup, including all previously-announced films, go direct to our 2016 Festival Site atwww.monsterfest.com.au/2016

All-access Passes, Day Passes and tickets to Monster Fest 2016 are on sale now here: https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/Promotion/Monster-Fest-2016-At-Lido

All-access passes for Monster Academy are now on sale here: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=241013


About Monster Fest:
Founded in 2011, Monster Fest is a mix of Premieres, international festival favourites, challenging new discoveries and curated repertory sidebars alongside industry-focused events such as panels and masterclasses with renowned international guests, and a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre film talent through the festival and beyond. Monster Fest is mounted with the support of Screen Australia and Film Victoria