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Monster Fest 2017

Melbourne's horror and genre film festival returns with Aussie thrills, all-night marathons and '80s throwbacks.
By Sarah Ward
November 18, 2017
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Monster Fest 2017

Melbourne's horror and genre film festival returns with Aussie thrills, all-night marathons and '80s throwbacks.
By Sarah Ward
November 18, 2017
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If you're going to run an annual genre festival, then you're also going to want to push some boundaries. After launching last year's fest with fantastic French cannibal flick Raw, this year's Monster Fest is jumping into creature feature territory with Aussie outback thriller Boar.

Directed by Charlie's Farm helmer Chris Sun, Boar promises to put the monster into the monster pig genre – with help from actors such as Ernie Dingo, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Nathan Jones, Melissa Tkautz, Roger Ward and Simone Buchanan, some of whom will be there on opening night. It joins a hefty lineup that also includes local efforts The Last Hope, Tarnation, Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare, Lost Gully Road, Landfall and The Viper's Hex incase you wanted to get your ravenous virus, vengeful spirit, dark weekend getaway and sinister presence-fuelled flicks close to home.

Other highlights include an all-night marathon of Larry Cohen films, the sequel to WolfCop — inventively titled Another WolfCop — and the launch of new Aussie series Dragon Force X. Then, it all comes to a close with Revenge, a feminist take on the rape/revenge sub-genre from first-time French director Coralie Fargeat.

 

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