Category Archive: Monster Fest Melbourne

The Hole in the Ground (2019)

The Hole in the Ground (2019) Fleeing from the city and an abusive husband, Sarah O’Neill (Seána Kerslake) and her young son, Chris (James Quinn Markey), make a new home for themselves in… Continue reading

The House That Jack Built (2018)

The House That Jack Built (2018) Originally intended as a small screen telly series, Lars von Trier’s latest, The House That Jack Built, made headlines last year after a hundred or so people… Continue reading

Lords of Chaos (2018)

Lords of Chaos (2018) Based on Truth and Lies. Oslo, Norway. The 1980s. A relatively peaceful time in a country known for its pleasant people and sometimes flamboyant traditions. However, not all of… Continue reading

Hell Fest (2018)

Hell Fest (2018) Fun Getting In. Hell Getting Out. A gaggle of young twenty-something friends decides to hit up a horror theme park called ‘Hell Fest’ to celebrate both Halloween and the return… Continue reading

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