NFSA Fright Fest - All Nite Late Show
31 October 2015, 10pm until 9am on 1 November 2015
Where else should you spend Halloween but one of Australia’s most haunted buildings? Join us for a seriously spooky old-fashioned, all-night movie-thon in Arc cinema. We kick off with a haunting ghost story from local ghost hunter Tim the Yowie Man (left) at 10 pm, followed by a program of locally-grown celluloid horror.
Doors open at 9 pm. Our ticket price includes all-night tea and coffee (served in the Gallery) and breakfast of bacon and egg burgers for those who last the distance. Our café will also be selling the kind of fuel you’ll need to make it through the night.
09:00 pm – Doors open, food and drink served in Gallery
10:00 pm – Ghost story from Tim the Yowie Man
10:30 pm – Razorback
12:10 am – Road Games
02:05 am – The Loved Ones
03:40 am – The Babadook
05:35 am – Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
07:15 am – 100 Bloody Acres
08:45 am – Breakfast
Dir: Russell Mulcahy, 95mins
The outback town of Gamulla is terrorised by a giant razorback boar.
Razorback is Highlander director Russell Mulcahy’s addition to the spate of killer animal films that were prevalent from the late 1970s. Originally released with the tagline 'Jaws … with tusks!’ it was a horror flick that only Australia could come up with. While not overly popular at the time of its release, it has now become an Ozploitation classic.
Dir: Richard Franklin, 101mins
Truck driver Patrick Quid (Stacy Keach) plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer. While crossing the Nullarbor, Quid picks up a young female hitchhiker (Jamie Lee Curtis) who is at risk of becoming the killer’s next victim.
Richard Franklin directed Road Games before Psycho II (1983), from a screenplay inspired by Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954).
The Loved Ones
Dir: Sean Byrne, 84mins
Brent (Xavier Samuel) turns down Lola’s (Robin McLeavy) invitation to a school dance, but soon learns she won’t take no for an answer.
The Loved Ones was a hit at international horror festivals and won the People’s Choice award in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Dir: Jennifer Kent, 95mins
A single mother (Essie Davis), plagued by her husband’s violent death, battles with her son’s (Noah Wiseman) fear of a monster lurking in the house. She soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Acclaimed around the world and winner of Best Film at the 2014 AACTA Awards.
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Dir: Kiah Roache-Turner, 98mins
It’s Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead in the Aussie genre debut of the year, from brothers Kiah (director, writer) and Tristan (producer, co-writer) Roache-Turner.
Barry (Jay Gallagher) is a mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. When his sister, Brooke (Bianca Bradey), is kidnapped by a psychotic scientist, Barry hits the road to find her.
100 Bloody Acres
Dir: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, 91mins
Reg (Damon Herriman) and Lindsay (Angus Sampson) run an organic 'Blood and Bone’ fertiliser business. With demand exceeding supply, they need a fresh supply of their 'secret ingredient’, dead car-crash victims.
'Wolf Creek meets the Farrelly brothers’ Stephen Romei, The Australian