Interview: Donna McRae

Lost Gully Road will have its world premiere at Monster Fest this month. We caught up with the director of the new Australian supernatural thriller, Donna McRae. Interview by Matthew Eeles Can you tell us about yourself and your filmmaking journey so far. I came into filmmaking as an actor. I graduated from drama school and…

Six Australian film premieres to gorge on at Monster Fest 2017

Chris Sun’s long-awaited Ozploitation horror film, Boar, will have its Australian premiere at this year’s Monster Fest. Boar is one of six Australian films announced as the first wave of programming announced for Australia’s premier cult festival Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival, today announces its first wave of programming for its annual Melbourne event, to be…

15 Australian shorts announced for Monster Fest

Australia’s premier genre film festival is back Nov 24-27, 2016 and has just revealed this year’s mammoth selection of 49 short films, marking a significantly increased commitment to short films from previous years. Monster Fest shorts programmers Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Catherine Seccombe and Hussein Khoder vetted hundreds of short films to bring you the most spellbinding, raucous and…

Tasmania! Bullets for the Dead is heading your way

In Hobart this weekend? Whether you’re a zombie flick fan, a Western fan and/or you’re a filmmaker interested in unusual financing models and clever low-budget production, you won’t want to miss Bullets for the Dead presented by Monster Fest with assistance of FilmInk & Griffith University. A beautifully-lensed horror western out of Queensland that puts a…

Monster Fest returns! New poster and programmers revealed

Monster Fest, Australia’s premier festival of cult, horror and the fantastic, returns for its sixth edition November 24-27, 2016 at the Lido Cinemas in Melbourne, with support from Screen Australia and Film Victoria – and they’ve just unveiled a poster to die for. Illustrated by Canadian artist Matt Ryan Tobin, the 2016 poster ties in with this…

Australia’s Monster Fest opens submissions for Features, Shorts and Expanded Cinema Projects

Monster Fest has announced that submissions are now open for Features, Short Films and Expanded Cinema Projects, with an Early Bird Deadline of April 29, a Regular Deadline of June 3 and a final, Extended Deadline of August 12, 2016. Australia’s premier festival of cult, horror and the fantastic, Monster Fest returns for its sixth edition November 24-27, 2016 at the Lido…

Brand new poster and gongs galore for Scare Campaign

Scare Campaign, which charts the increasingly extreme attempts of a horror-themed TV “prank” show to stay one step ahead of its nihilistic online rivals and stars Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) and Meegan Warner (Turn), has picked up awards for Best Film, Best Sound in a Feature, Best Feature Screenplay and Best Direction at Monster Fest. “Having…

Sink your teeth into Monster Fest Perth

Monster Pictures, Howling Wolves Wines and Yes Asia are proud to announce the return of the highly anticipated Monster Fest Perth. According to Festival Director, Neil Foley, Monster Fest is Australia’s “nastiest, juiciest and downright evilest film festival.” “We have had increasing demand from our fans in the west, so it’s awesome to be returning…