Monster Fest

A celebration of the latest and greatest genre cinema from around the world including Melbourne premieres, international film festival favourites and challenging new discoveries with a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre film talent. For a list of Monster Fest sessions by day, visit the WEEKLY SESSION TIMES page on this website.


Please note this festival is for ages 18 years and over.

5-Film Pass - $75 Valid for all sessions excluding Dogsploitation Marathon and Andy Warhol 4K Double Feature.

10-Film Pass - $150 Valid for all sessions excluding Dogsploitation Marathon and Andy Warhol 4K Double Feature..

VIP Passes - $330 Valid for up to 28 sessions across the festival, INCLUDING event sessions of Dogsploitation Marathon and Andy Warhol 4K Double Feature.

A limited number of VIP passes are available. Passes cannot be used for multiple tickets to the same session. Opening night, closing night and Q&A session tickets can be booked using any of the above passes. 

HOW TO PURCHASE: Click on MORE in the main menu, then GIFT CARDS & VOUCHERS. 

How To Use Your Pass:
When you purchase a pass you will receive a barcode number which shows up on your booking receipt. This number can be used online or in person to book sessions in advance or during the festival. If for any reason you do not receive a number/barcode, please contact (03) 9347 5331. ONLINE REDEMPTION: To use this code online, select the sessions you wish to attend as though buying tickets normally, and it will give you the option of entering the redemption code as a Gift Card to make payment. BOX OFFICE REDEMPTION: Present barcode at the box office and let staff know which sessions you want to attend.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Passes do not allow you to book multiple tickets for a single session or for sessions that run concurrently as they are issued for use by single customers only. Valid at Cinema Nova only. Only valid for Monster Fest sessions. This voucher must be taken as offered and is not exchangeable, for sale, transferable or redeemable for cash.


A fun, splatter-fueled reimagining of Roger Corman's iconic 1982 slasher film, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE follows a group of female high ... more

It's Thanksgiving, and the Black Friday shoppers are coming for deals, bargains, and blood! Starring Devon Sawa (IDLE HANDS), Michael ... more

Once again Monster Fest has scoured the top film schools in the country looking for the nastiest, scariest, horroriest shorts ... more

After a routine prison transfer crashes in the forest, young Inuit paramedic Melina finds herself surrounded by murderers with a ... more

Trasharama, Australia’s nastiest short film Fest-EVIL program returns to Monster Fest for its 10th time and is literally bursting at ... more

16-year-old Izzy suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother her whole ... more

Horny jocks, battle-hardened nerds and hot milfy mums abound in Pierce Berolzheimer's loving ode to the OTT eco-horror movies of ... more

A subterranean epic created in-between working on big budget Hollywood fare, MAD GOD is VFX legend Phil Tippett's experimental stop-motion ... more

THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to ... more

From Short To Feature: The Creative Hourney of BUTTON MAN Filmmaker Panel. Short films can help launch a career and ... more

THE TUNNEL is hands down the greatest Australian found footage feature and this tenth anniversary documentary not only gives you ... more

A slow-boil horror-fuelled conspiracy thriller, Dekrasova's latest film borrows from todays headlines as two innocent women are drawn into a ... more

A brutal, subversive and wickedly suspenseful revenge thriller from Bafta-winner Paul Andrew Williams, director of LONDON TO BRIGHTON, BULL features ... more

10th Anniversary screening event! An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath ... more

Every year Monster Fest seeks to program at least one film in which the sex, violence and visceral, bloody gore ... more

Following on from sell-out screenings at TIFF, Fantastic Fest and Beyond Fest, A BANQUET is an unsettling, thought-provoking and hyper-tense ... more

When two brash insurance salesmen knock on the wrong door hawking for business, a series of unfortunate events transpire and ... more

After receiving word about the defilement of her mothers grave, a young woman and her partner travel to a small, ... more

Kim, a small-time scam artist, is desperate to move up the ranks of Melbourne's seedy criminal underworld but faces stiff ... more

Sara wakes from a coma to a life she doesn't remember; a fragile reality that tumbles into a nightmare where ... more

LEE GAMBIN TALK: Dogs In Horror. When we think of our canine companions as seen in the movies, we are ... more

For the first-time ever, experience filmmaker Paul Morrissey's BLOOD FOR DRACULA & FLESH FRANKENSTEIN on the big scren in all ... more

Following on from Lee Gambin's fascinating lecture THEY"RE NOT PETS ANYMORE: DOGS IN THE HORROR FILM, Monster Fest is beyond ... more

Mountain biker Benny Jones sets off on a weekend ride to remote Crow Valley but is knocked off his bike ... more

Set in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, MUTT follows Odette Harker as she comes to terms with her first pregnancy. ... more

A prolific young writer struggling for her next story is drugged and wakes up tied to a chair in a ... more

In THE RETALIATORS, an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s ... more

A modern horror tale that begins like a gothic ghost story... and ends with a deadly cat and mouse game ... more

Set in an 80s retro futureworld, Mack and her robot co-worker Spanners clean toilets aboard the majestic spaceship Nova Queen. ... more

Nicholas Rice, a renowned journalist for the Los Angeles Times, returns to his hometown of THE DUNES to investigate the ... more

Set in Uganda, this documentary follows two men from opposite sides of the world who come together over a shared ... more

Having just inherited a run down castle, a dispirited woman and her ill-tempered husband decide to spend the night, as ... more

Monster Fest continues to program the best horror shorts coursing through the veins of the festival circuit from around the ... more

Series creator, director and host Rob Taylor returns for the third season of the wildly popular web-series VIDEO HOARDERS and ... more

MONSTER FEST CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING EVENT! In Kiah Roache-Turner's follow-up to his 2014 breakout zombie hit, in a zombie-infested Australian ... more

MF: RAD (Surprise Session)

Opening Date: Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021

The Revelation is upon us! Monster Fest is proud to announce that the Surprise Session will be none other than ... more

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