MONSTER FEST PRESENTS: FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT will showcase a depraved cavalcade of the latest, greatest and rarest cult and horror cinema from Australia and around the globe.
There will be world premieres, local premieres, re-runs of classic gems as well as rarities that may never have been seen on the big screen in Australia before. Where possible, the screenings will involve special guests, either live at the cinema or via Skype hook-up: actors, directors, writers and artisans from every cinematic walk of life.
“This is perhaps the most exciting development in Monster Fest’s history,” said Monster Fest National Marketing Director, David Leadbetter. “To have two of the most spectacular cinemas in the country regularly screening some of the scariest, nastiest and downright depraved films ever made, all under the Monster Fest banner, is a dream come true and should have cult movie enthusiasts salivating like rabid zombies,” he continued.
The full program of Friday Fright Night films is currently being finalised and will be revealed shortly.
“There are so many incredible films being released in this country that never get seen on a big screen. These Friday Fright Night screenings will change that and will give genre freaks like me a reason to live,” said Monster Fest Presents curator Ben Hellwig. “We want this to be an all out celebration of cinematic depravity and for it to lure the genre loving throngs of this country back to the cinema where they belong. Think cult cinema, think Monster Fest Presents,” he added.
The Friday Fright Night screenings will launch with the third instalment of the most controversial film franchise in the history of cinema, The Human Centipese 3 (Final Sequence) and the star of parts 2 and 3, British actor Laurence R. Harvey, will be on hand to partake in Q&A’s and signings, post-screening.
Launch dates are as follows:
MELBOURNE: June 26 – Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn
BRISBANE: July 2 – New Farm Cinemas, New Farm
Friday Fright Night screenings will continue every Friday from launch.
Monster Fest is the exhibition arm of Monster Pictures, Australia’s leading distributor of horror, cult, genre and fantastic films from around the world.
Now in its fifth year, the annual Monster Fest film festival runs for six days at the end of November and is the largest cult, horror and genre film festival in Australia.
The Monster Fest Friday Fright Night screenings at the Lido and New Farm cinemas are destined to become a regular night out for Melbourne & Brisbane’s huge genre film fan community.