Category Archive: Monster Fest Melbourne

Cam (2018)

Cam (2018) Notions of sexuality, identity, community and connection all get put under the microscope in the new (mildly, it must be said) erotic thriller Cam, which recently debuted on Netflix and played… Continue reading

Landfall (2017)

Landfall (2017) The only things more dangerous than acts of nature are the acts of men. It’s true; the single-location setting can be a low-budget filmmaker’s best friend. For starters, these types of… Continue reading

Tarnation (2017)

Tarnation (2017) The place to visit when you’re dying for a break in the woods. Making independent movies is hard. For starters, filmmakers have to work with next-to-no money, limited resources, spontaneous weather… Continue reading

Free Fire (2016)

Free Fire (2016) All guns. No control. A classic case of excellent concept, middling execution, British filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s Tarantino-esque shoot ‘em up, Free Fire, struggles to hit its target, despite a stellar… Continue reading

31 (2016)

31 (2016) The Show Must Go On I really wanted to like Rob Zombie’s 31 — I honestly did. I dig his grungy, ’70s grindhouse aesthetic, his bleak, grainy canvases and that feeling… Continue reading

Knock Knock (2015)

Knock Knock (2015) One night can cost you everything A far cry from Eli Roth’s Hostel (2005) or The Green Inferno (2013), Knock Knock sees the prolific cult-horror writer-director deviate from his notorious… Continue reading

The ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

The ABCs of Death 2 (2014) Some people never learn For those unfamiliar with the concept, The ABCs of Death 2 basically revisits the idea of its predecessor by bringing together 26 different… Continue reading

Honeymoon (2014)

Honeymoon (2014) After the ceremony comes the ritual. The life of a newlywed couple is generally fraught with difficulties; learning how to adjust and live with one another, the stress associated with pre-wedding… Continue reading

The Editor (2014)

The Editor (2014) He’ll leave you on the cutting room floor! Back in 2012, a storm erupted in Melbourne, Australia, when five-man Canadian film collective, Astron-6’s Father’s Day (2011), was banned by the… Continue reading

Father’s Day (2011)

Father’s Day (2011) Lock Up Your Fathers Father’s Day, the Astron-6 directed, Troma produced film found its way in several headlines in November 2012 when it was pulled out of Monster Pictures’ ‘Monster… Continue reading