Monster Fest 2016

Monster Fest Film Review: Dearest Sister (Laos, 2016) has an identity crisis

December 15, 2016

Laos director Mattie Do’s sophomore film Dearest Sister has an identity crisis. It just isn’t sure what story it wants to tell. And its an issue that is never repaired throughout its needless 100 minute running time. When Nok goes to stay with her blind and affluent sister Ana, the two begin fighting after Nok finds out […]

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Monster Fest Film Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (USA, 2016) is a must see for the non-squeamish

December 6, 2016

The best thing I can say about The Autopsy of Jane Doe, “Best International Feature” at this years Monster Fest, is that it is a welcome, fresh new take on the horror genre… until it isn’t. Jane Doe follows Tommy and his son Austin (Brian Cox & Emile Hirsch, respectively) who work in a family run morgue beneath their home. […]

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Monster Fest Film Review: The Hollow Point (USA, 2016) is a perfect blend of suspense-filled drama and action

December 5, 2016

Spanish Director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego has only helmed a handful of Hollywood films in his career. The Hollow Point is proof though that given a solid cast, a taut narrative and all the tools necessary to create some gritty action sequences, the man can hang with the best of his American cohorts. The Hollow Point […]

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Monster Fest Film Review: The Greasy Strangler (USA, 2016) is… undeniably original

November 30, 2016

Sometimes when you review movies, you’ll occasionally take something that you had no clue existed, and upon watching it, you’ll only be left with more questions. The Greasy Strangler is one of those movies. It’s the type of film that you tell your friends to watch, if only to have someone to go to therapy […]

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Monster Fest Film Review: Dead Hands Dig Deep (USA, 2016) is a must-watch, harrowing memoir of a tortured soul

November 28, 2016

I love that Dead Hands Dig Deep is part of Monster Fest. I love that there wasn’t a caveat placed on it that only allowed serial killers and torture porn. The debut feature from filmmaker Jai Love is no less horrific just because it’s a documentary. On the contrary, it’s a bleak look at the […]

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Veteran Director Ted Kotcheff to present masterclass at Melbourne’s 2016 Monster Fest

September 3, 2016

Ted Kotcheff, director of the Australian classic thriller Wake In Fright (also known as Outback), will be one of the special guests at this year’s Monster Fest in November. Kotcheff will also be a keynote speaker at a three hour masterclass for the Swinburne University Media and Communication Monster Academy, discussing his films including First Blood and Weekend at […]

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Join the cult of monster with this Eye of the Devil inspired trailer for Melbourne’s Monster Fest 2016

July 22, 2016

The horror is already settling as the first trailer for Monster Fest 2016 has hit the net with an eerie and nostalgic two minutes of tantalizing horror. The trailer from Monster Pictures co-founder Neil Foley and filmmaker Mark Bakaitis (Cult Girls) was inspired by J. Lee Thompson’s 1966 flick Eye of the Devil, which also […]

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