Monster Fest 2017
Monster Fest, the annual genre-film festival, will return for its seventh year at Lido Cinemas. The three-day festival showcases films from various genres, including gothic western, science-fiction, noir, erotica and horror.
Six new Australian feature films, an all-night marathon, a series launch and Q&A sessions are all on the program.
Opening the festival is horror film Boar, the story of a bloodthirsty beast set in the harsh surroundings of the Australian outback. The session will be followed by a Q&A with writer and director Chris Sun, along with the leading actors and producers.
Also on the bill is an all-night marathon of five Larry Cohen films, kicked off with the Australian premiere of King Cohen, a documentary on the life and work of the American auteur. The list of Cohen films playing will be revealed on the night.
Adventure series Dragon Force X will have its world premiere with an exclusive screening of the first four episodes. It follows an assassin’s adventures through a magical underworld of greed and villainy.
Closing the festival is French first-time director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge, an explicitly violent and shocking tale of one woman’s fight for survival and vengeance.
Individual tickets are $20. Alternatively, there’s a five-film pass available for $60 and a VIP package for $120.
The festival runs November 23–26.