Coming to Sydney's inner-west on April 11 will be the latest edition of one of Australia's most respected horror film events, A Night of Horror / Fantastic Planet Film Festival (ANOH).
With an encyclopaedic eye for genre gems, founder and head programmer Dr Dean Bertram will offer one of his most extensive programmes ever. SCREEN-SPACE will be covering the event with constantly updated reviews, interviews and images. Please bookmark and revisit this page for the latest in A Night of Horror / Fantastic Planet images.
Space Man: The Armen Evrensel Interview: “My goal was to make it stand alone, proudly unapologetic as a low budget sci-fi comedy..."
Skin Flick: The Eric Falardeau Interview: "The hardest part when making that kind of film is always how much of yourself you put in it and how much darkness in yourself you have to get out to get the proper tone and feeling..."
Apocalypse Now: The Andrew Robertson and Lilly Kanso Interview: "We have a lot of extinction anxiety, which is what accounts for the fact that our movies, tv shows and video games are all obsessed with the genre..."
In conjunction with the A Night of Horror/Fantastic Planet Film Festival organising committee, SCREEN-SPACE was asked to interview three of the filmmakers attending the festival as part of Launch Pad, a series of World Premiere screenings to feature at the event:
Wet and Reckless: director Jason Trost and producer Lucas Till.
A Dark Matter: writer/director James Naylor.
Nightmare Factory: A Greg Nicotero Retrospective: “I have friends who will introduce me to people as, 'This is Greg Nicotero – he did the dick in Boogie Nights.'”
Buck Wild: "The overall impact suggests it will fall short of breakout hit status, but it is certainly fun enough for those that will watch anything zombie-themed..." Session time: Saturday, April 20, 11.00pm.
The Human Race: "A thrilling indie-sector vision that trumpets the arrival of a skilled, bold storyteller in writer-director Paul Hough..." Session time: Saturday, April 14, 7.00pm.
All Superheroes Must Die: "Constantly struggling to match the promise of its premise..." Session time: Thursday, April 11, 7.00pm. (OPENING NIGHT)
Cockneys vs Zombies: "A comic-relief bit part in an outrageously bloody zom-com may not have been the swansong that the late Richard Briers envisioned for himself..." Session time: Saturday, April 13, 7.00pm.
Found: "A grisly but oddly affecting amalgam of JJ Abrams’ Super 8 by way of William Lustig’’s slasher classic Maniac..." Session time: Tuesday, April 16, 7.00pm.
The Mansion: "Few movies have captured the tension of a post-catastrophic societal change with such teeth-grinding effectiveness..." Session time: Thursday, April 18, 7.00pm.
The History of Future Folk: "An all-too-rare example of the cynicism-free modern comedy..." Session time: Sunday, April 21, 7.00pm. (CLOSING NIGHT)
The Taking: "Destined to confound and frustrate as many as it frightens and disturbs, The Taking is a determinedly non-linear dreamscape of foreboding if occasionally abstract imagery..." Session time: Saturday April 13, 9.00pm.
Wet and Reckless: "These are not people you want to get stuck with at a party, but as caricatures of the worst type of modern celebrity, they work a treat..." Session time: Monday, April 15, 7.00pm.
Mon Ami: "Imagine Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar transplanted into a Fargo-esque milieu..." Session time: Saturday April 13, 5.00pm
Thanatomorphose: "...the loss of control of one’s physicality is a potent visual and metaphorical tool and the debutant director displays the by-products of degeneration with nightmarish style." Session time: Thursday, April 18, 9.00pm.
Space Milkshake: "One of the great joys of this daft adventure is that everybody is in on the joke but no one winks to the camera ironically..." Session time: Thursday Aprill 11, 9.00pm.
Read all the winners of the 2013 A Night of Horror / Fantastic Planet Film Festival awards in our review of the event here.