MONSTER FEST – AUSTRALIA 2022 First Wave Programming Announced


Monster Fest returns to Event Cinemas George St (Sydney), Myer Centre (Brisbane), Marion (Adelaide) & Innaloo (Perth) from December 8 to 11 for MONSTER FEST 2022 with the latest must-see genre and cult cinema programming from around the world along with a celebratory repertory screening.

We’re pleased to not only reveal our First Wave of Programming but also this year’s Festival Artwork and the release of our Multi Film Passes.

Inspired by the art nouveau movement, in particular the film posters of Jean Rollin, this year’s captivating Monster Fest poster art was meticulously designed by illustrator-extraordinaire Lily McDonnell from

From acclaimed genre auteur Ryûhei Kitamura (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, VERSUS) comes THE PRICE WE PAY with Stephen Dorff (BLADE) & Emile Hirsch (INTO THE WILD) as two criminals on the lam, who upon finding a farmhouse believe to have found solace only to discover something far deadlier than little ole johnny law.

Nick Blood (EUPHORIA), Emm Wiseman (WINCHESTER) and Paul Kaye (THE TOLL) lead director Oliver Park‘s THE OFFERING, religiously layered and suspense-driven, this supernatural scare-fest pits a family against an ancient demon attempting to destroy them from the inside out.

Bearing the honour of being the world’s first Swissploitation film, Johannes Hartmann & Sandro Klopfstein‘s MAD HEIDI sees the titular character (portrayed by Alice Lucy) crusade for freedom against the cruel dictatorship of fascist rule in an epic spectacle of sheer grindhouse glory.

Twisted twins and Monster Fest alumni Jen & Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY) go before and behind the camera with their latest ON THE EDGE, a tale of family man Peter (Aramis Sartorio, PLEASURE) who gets more than he bargained after booking a thirty-six hour session with dominatrix Mistress Santana (Jen Soska).

SUBJECT, the sophomore feature from director Tristan Barr (WATCH THE SUNSET), is a multi-layered fable following Willem (Stephen Phillips) whom on his way to prison is given the chance to serve out his sentence observing a mysterious creature in a close-quartered, isolated facility.

Australian film festival luminary Dick Dale makes the leap from short to feature film with his long-awaited and highly anticipated RIBSPREADER. This lovingly crafted and hilarious gonzo gore-fest follows Bryan Burns (Tommy Darwin), whom after his mother’s passing from lung cancer, sets about extinguishing smoking from the world and smokers along with it too.

Finally we are thrilled to host a 40th Anniversary Screening of Steve Miner‘s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 in a 4K Restoration and presented in 3D…ki-ki-ki, ma-ma-ma


Event Cinemas George St
505/525 George St,
Sydney NSW

Event Cinemas Myer Center
Level 3, Myer Centre, 91 Queen St,
Brisbane City QLD

Event Cinemas Marion
Level 3, Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Rd,
Oaklands Park SA

Event Cinemas Innaloo
57 Liege St,
Innaloo WA


Thursday 8th  – Sunday 11th December



10 Film Pass $150
The 10 Film Pass may be used for all 10 Monster Fest film sessions from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th December including Opening Night, Closing Night and Special Events. It cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same session.

5 Film Pass $80
The 5 Film Pass may be used for 5 Monster Fest film sessions from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th December including Opening and Closing Night but excluding Special Events. It cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same session.