Published on June 29th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
MONSTER FEST WEEKENDER 3D
Following the success of last May’s inaugural MONSTER FEST WEEKENDER, Monster Fest is pleased to reveal that the three-day mini-festival will return to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth this July with MONSTER FEST WEEKENDER 3D.
For the very first-time in Monster Fest history, the festival’s program is comprised completely of repertory films, what’s more every one of them will be presented in 3D, from all-time to unsung classics spanning decades of genre cinema with several films making their Australian big screen debuts.Despite having performed strongly at the U.S. box office, the distribution gods did not see fit to release TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D theatrically in Australia, well Monster Fest is here to make amends by presenting this unsung sequel for the first-time on Australian cinema screens and perfectly timed for its 10th Anniversary.
Penned by Todd Farmer (JASON X) and directed by Patrick Lussier (DRIVE ANGRY), MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D is one of the rare remakes that not only stands tall with its predecessor but gives you more of what you wanted the first-time around but now with epic gore and of course in glorious 3D.
In what could arguably be considered to be the last great sequel to 1979’s THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, Monster Fest is pleased to present a 40th Anniversary Screening of Richard Fleischer‘s AMITYVILLE 3-D, along with its heavy practical effects and eye-popping visuals, this installment in the franchise is notable for featuring America’s sweetheart Meg Ryan.
From a haunted house to the HOUSE OF WAX 3D, Monster Fest is proud to present a 70th Anniversary Screening of the first studio-produced 3D colour feature with Vincent Price as the malevolent and memorable Professor Henry Jarrod.
Lensed by Gerald Feil, the same cinematographer responsible for FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III 3D, 1984 slasher SILENT MADNESS 3D remains somewhat obscure locally as it suffered distribution woes in Australia and ultimately landed direct-to-video in the late-eighties, so it’s with immense pleasure that Monster Fest present the film for the first-time on Australian cinemas screens, in a 4K restoration and as intended in 3D.
Prepare to meet your maker with Andy Warhol‘s FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN 3D, written and directed by Paul Morrissey, this undisputed classic of cult cinema returns for its 50th Anniversary restored in 4K and presented in 3D.
Festival Dates & Locations
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of July
VIP Passes – $110
With the VIP Pass you can see all 6 Films in the program for less than the price of 5, a saving of $25. The VIP Pass is valid for all 6 sessions from Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July. The Pass cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same session.
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th of July
Event Cinemas Marion
Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Event Cinemas Innaloo
Event Cinemas George St
VIP Passes – $105
With the VIP Pass you can see all 6 Films in the program for less than the price of 5. The VIP Pass is valid for all 6 sessions from Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July. The Pass cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same session.
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