MONSTER FEST 2017 Second Wave Programming Announcement!

October 18, 2017

MONSTER FEST ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE PROGRAMMING FOR 2017 FESTIVAL AT LIDO CINEMAS
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MONSTER FEST 2017 Second Wave Programming Announcement!

MONSTER FEST ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE PROGRAMMING FOR 2017 FESTIVAL AT LIDO CINEMAS

With just over five weeks to go before Australia’s premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST returns for its seventh year from November 23-26, we’re pleased to announce our second wave of programming for this year’s festival!

Making its Australian Premiere is Rondo Award-winning filmmaker, Steve Mitchell’s debut documentary, KING COHEN, a feature-length retrospective on legendary filmmaker Larry Cohen. This year our world famous ALL-NIGHT MARATHON will accompany KING COHEN with a from dusk till dawn program paying tribute to the one and only cinematic maverick, Larry Cohen.

Joining our growing list of MONSTER FEST 2017 special guests is Aussie expat and genre luminary, Mark Savage, who will be in attendance to present the Australian Premiere of his latest film, PURGATORY ROAD.

Rounding out our second wave announcement is three shorts program, HOME IS WHERE THE HORROR ISWHEN YOU’RE STRANGE and AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL – STUDENT SHORTS PROGRAM.

KING COHEN & THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON 
SATURDAY 25TH OF NOVEMBER 11PM

KING COHEN
Steve Mitchell | USA 2017 | LA LA LAND ENTERTAINMENT | Australian Premiere
Buckle up for KING COHEN, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (BLACK CAESAR, IT’S ALIVE, Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, THE STUFF). Told through compelling interviews, stills and archival clips, the people who helped fulfil his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur.

THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON
After witnessing Steve Mitchell’s fascinating documentary on the legendary Larry Cohen, you’ll want to dive instantaneously into King Cohen’s extensive back catalogue of films and we’ve made it easy for you with THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON! The only catch is that programming of our marathon is top secret…so the only way to know what five Larry Cohen films we’ll play is to be there on the night/morning!

PURGATORY ROAD
SATURDAY 25TH OF NOVEMBER 7PM
Mark Savage | USA 2017 | Delirium | Australian Premiere
w/ Q&A by Writer/Director Mark Savage
On the highways of Mississippi, a psychotic priest and his brother are on a crusade to absolve sinners with their own brand of murder. The only person brave enough to challenge them is a woman more crazed, more deadly, and more insane than they are.

SHORTS PROGRAM 1
HOME IS WHERE THE HORROR IS
FRIDAY 24TH OF NOVEMBER 7PM
Kids, teens, housemates and families; no one is safe from MONSTER FEST’s domestically themed program of terrifying horror shorts

SHORTS PROGRAM 2
WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
SATURDAY 25TH OF NOVEMBER 2:30PM
MONSTER FEST’s hybrid-genre shorts program featuring stories of the twisted, bizarre and outright deranged.

SHORTS PROGRAM 3
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
SUNDAY 26TH OF NOVEMBER 12:30PM
MONSTER FEST’s showcase of student shorts from some of the best film schools around the country, featuring the work of current students and 2016 graduates.