With Monster Fest showering Melbourne with an annual showcase of horror, thrills and just a bloody good time at the cinema since 2011, non-Victorian genre buffs can be forgiven for experiencing a severe case of film festival envy. Don't worry, the Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow is the cure for that green shade you've been sporting. And after first heading to Brisbane in 2017, they're doing the same again this May.
From May 25 to 27, Event Cinemas Myer Centre will become Monster Fest's temporary home away from home with a lineup that should excite and unnerve cinephiles in equal measure. Topping the bill is the homegrown thriller Occupation, about an Aussie town wiped out by an airborne attack, forcing a homegrown army to fight back.
Although the full program hasn't yet been announced, attendees can also catch the Toni Collette-starring Sundance hit Hereditary — aka the film that recently caused a cinema filled with kids in Perth to start screaming and fleeing when the trailer was accidentally played before a session of Peter Rabbit. And then there's Argentinian effort What the Waters Left Behind, telling the tale of a group stranded in an abandoned village that was submerged under ten meters of salt water.