Monster Fest is the best thing in Melbourne this November
Let’s face it, Australia doesn’t really do Halloween, and we sure as hell don’t do Thanksgiving. Not that Thanksgiving really makes sense in America – it’s like, let’s eat a lot of food because we screwed over a lot of Native Americans, amirite Australians?
So let’s look at our Australian holiday calendar. It goes: New Year Hangover, Australia (Drunk Bogan) Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Spring Racing (in Melbourne, anyway) and then a sad gap until Christmas.
But you didn’t count on MONSTER FEST. Hitting Melbourne on the 20th November, Monster Fest is the result of a partnership with Screen Australia and boasts the most twisted and original of the horror genre.
The schedule is here – all screenings are held at Cinema Nova in Carlton, and all events at Yah Yahs in Collingwood. Some of the wonderful events include a Lloyd Kaufman Masterclass, a horror trivia night, and free happy hour screenings, and films include various Melbourne/Australian/world premieres, including CHARLIE’S FARM, PLAGUE and UNDER A KALEIDOSCOPE.