Monster Fest 2017

Thu 23rd November, 2017 – Sun 26th November, 2017
Lido Cinemas
675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Price: $20-$120
Lido Cinemas are keeping it creepy.

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.

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