If white knuckles and jangled nerves are your idea of a good time, you might want to nab a festival pass for Monster Fest VII: The Homecoming at Cinema Nova this November.
The cult film festival is returning to the Carlton cinema where it all began circa 2012, having grown into Australia’s premier genre festival, which now includes satellite screenings across the country.
Whether you’re a schlock-horror fan, sci-fi nerd or a sucker for a twisted psychological thriller, you’re sure to find something to your tastes on 2018 line-up.
There are remastered classics such as Escape From New York and Evil Dead 2; alongside Australian premieres, including Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built starring Matt Dillon, and paranoid thriller Cam that’s set in the world of online porn.
The festival opens with new films Dragged Across Concrete, featuring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughan as two overzealous cops, and closes with Lords of Chaos, based on the 1998 non-fiction book of the same name about a Norwegian black-metal band that took things too far.
An all-access VIP pass will set you back $150 or a five-film pass is $70. Tickets to individual sessions are also available.