Boar, Chris Sun’s long-awaited outback beast feature, is the opening night film for Monster Fest 2017.
Starring Nathan Jones – who you will doubtless remember as the towering Rictus Erectus in Mad Max: Fury Road – alongside Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Ernie Dingo, Chris Haywood, Simone Buchanan, Melissa Tkautz, Steve Bisley, Rodger Ward, and many more Aussie genre stalwarts, Boar is “…an outback-set horror masterpiece about a giant, brutal, blood crazed pig – a beast that is sure to go down as one of the most terrifying creations in Australian cinema history!”
Anyone who caught Sun’s Charlie’s Farm, which opened the Fest back in 2014, has a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Other Australian films on the slate this year include: Melbourne made zombie epic The Last Hope from director Leigh Ormsby; Tarnation by Daniel Armstrong (Murderdrome); Donna McRea’s Lost Gully Road; Addison Heath’s Japan-set The Viper’s Hex; and Damo & Darren creator Michael Cusack’s All Night Gaming.
Other highlights this year include the big screen premiere of Stu Simpson’s action/comedy web-series Dragon Force X, based on his Monster Fest 2016 Audience Award winning Best Short Film, Dragon Force, and the Aussie premiere of Canucksploitation sequel Another Wolfcop.
Finally, the closing night film, Revenge, by French newcomer Coralie Fargeat, “…a tale of vengeance with a decidedly feminist twist that left audiences at the recent Toronto International Film Festival aghast by its sheer intensity and brutality.”
Monster Fest 2017 takes place at Melbourne’s Lido Cinemas from Nob=vember 23 – 26. For more info, hit up the official site.