BESERK SPONSORS MONSTER FEST 2019 Posted on 8 Oct 09:49 , 0 comments

Fangoria x Monster Fest is Australia’s premier genre film festival which takes place annually in November, and ‘Monster Fest Presents’ is the exhibition arm of Monster Pictures, presenting films theatrically throughout the year. Together, they are a celebration of all that is weird and wonderful in the international cult cinema palette – Horror, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Action, Crime, Doir, Dark Drama, Gothic Western, Black Comedy, Animation, Erotica and more.

MONSTER FEST is about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge of their seats. It’s about white knuckles, cold sweats, nervous gasps, gut-wrenching laughs and screams in the dark, but most of all Monster Fest is about people – people who love cinema with bite, a community of like-minded souls from every corner of life, united by a passion for the most twisted imaginings on the planet.

It is dangerous, delirious and delightful. It is about moving with wild abandon into the darkened recesses of cinematic imagination, and doing it with others. It’s about leaving your living room, entering the cinema and daring to live it large with films that are larger than life itself.

“Australia has now finally got the genre festival local fans and filmmakers have been hoping for. With their diverse approach to genre programming, Monster Fest has demonstrated it can appeal to a wider audience without losing its genre cred.”

– Mark Hartley, Director of NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF OZPLOITATION

You can check out the Monster Fest website HERE and the PROGRAM GUIDE. It's happening in all the major cities across Australia from October 10 to November 3. Check out the Monster Fest Facebook page with links to the events in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth. Tickets start at $20 per film, and you can get a 5-film pass for $70. 

Founded in 2011, Monster Fest is a mix of Premieres, international festival favourites, challenging new discoveries and curated repertory sidebars alongside industry-focused events such as panels and masterclasses with renowned international guests, and a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre film talent through the festival and beyond.

The Producers would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which Monster Fest takes place.