by GREG KING. Monsterfest hits the cinema Nova on November 20, with an impressive line up of almost forty horror films from here and overseas. There are lots of special guests, including Ashley C Williams, the star of The Human Centipede; Bill Moseley from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; Canada's twisted twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska, who have two films in the festival this year; and Lloyd Kaufman, the legendary head of Troma Studios. The opening night film is Charlie's Farm, a slasher film from Queensland filmmaker Chris Sun. There are also five days of master Continue reading

THE EDITOR – interview with Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney

by GREG KING As part of our Monsterfest coverage, Greg spoke to Matthew Kennedy, the writer, director and star of The Editor, and his Astron 6 collaborator and co-star Conor Sweeney. Continue reading

SEE NO EVIL 2 – interview with Jen and Sylvia Soska

by GREG KING As part of our Monsterfest coverage, Greg spoke to Jen and Sylvia Soska (the twisted twins) about their film See No Evil 2, and their T is for Torture Porn segment in The ABCs Of Death 2, both of which are screening during Monsterfest. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Napier Robertson Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Wayne Hapi, Miriam McDowell, Barry T Hara, Xavier Horan, James Napier Robertson. The New Zealand film industry seems to be punching well above its weight, having produced some marvelous and inspiring pieces of cinema, from Once Were Warriors through to The Piano, Whale Rider, Boy, and even the recent vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. Now add to that impressive list The Dark Horse. This moving, heartfelt drama about Genesis Potini, a Continue reading

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – interview with Masafumi Konomi, festival director

by GREG KING Melbourne is replete with film festivals at the moment, and another one that kicks off on November 27 at Melbourne Central is the 18th Japanese Film Festival. There are also some special retrospective screenings of some classics of Japanese cinema from the 50s and 60s at ACMI. To find out more about this year's Japanese Film Festival, Greg spoke to the festival director Masafumi Konomi. Continue reading