The horror of youth homelessness comes under the spotlight on Saturday March 11 as Monster Fest combines forces with Telethon Community Cinemas to present ‘HORROR FOR THE HOMELESS’ – a dusk-til-dawn, outdoor horror and cult movie extravaganza!
The event will take place in Perth’s Burswood parklands with all proceeds donated to Perth-based homeless agency Youth Futures WA.
The six-film marathon will showcase an eclectic program of horror and cult classics, mixed in with the very latest offerings from the international genre film festival circuit, as well as ten standout shorts from Monster Fest 2016.
It’ll be a night of chills and thrills as punters take to the park in solidarity with Perth’s homeless youth.
According to CEO of Youth Futures, Mark Waite up to 10,000 West Australians go to sleep homeless, on any given night, and of these “a staggering 42 percent are believed to be under the age of 25.”
“At Youth Futures we believe that every young person has a right to safe, secure accommodation and that an experience of homelessness shouldn’t define them or their future. That’s why we’re excited to be the beneficiary of the Telethon Community Cinema’s fundraiser this March. The funds raised will be supporting our NEST program which provides homeless young mums and their babies with safe accommodation and the support they need to break the cycle of disadvantage,” said Youth Futures WA CEO Mark Waite.
The night starts off with one of the most anticipated horror films of the year, the all-female directed horror anthology XX. Premiering to rave reviews at the recent Sundance Film Festival, the film is helmed by some of the most talented horror directors on the planet right now, making it the perfect entrée for the horror feast to follow.
Next up is a film that kicked off one of the most successful horror franchises in cinema history, the evergreen 1996 shriek fest, SCREAM.
As midnight tolls, audiences will settle in to a film that could well be the most terrifying film they’ll ever see, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE. It stars Hollywood heavyweights Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as a father-son coroner team who, through the course of an autopsy, unleash a supernatural entity beyond human imagination!
Late night arrives in a rush of colour and pulsating sound as SHEBORG MASSACRE explodes onto the screen – the latest film from the prolific Melbourne-based Ozploitation King, Daniel Armstrong (the man who gifted the world MURDERDROME).
Then, as a cloak of black velvet engulfs the park, punters can strap themselves in for Joel Schumacher’s 1987 vampire sensation THE LOST BOYS, one of the most iconic horror films of the 80s.
Finally things take a sinister turn in Nicolas Pesce’s neo-gothic Sundance hit THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, a film that will combine with the surrounds of the parklands to take you to places of darkness rarely visited by human entities!
Add in a ten of the hottest shorts on the planet right now, and you have a night of terror and fun that will last with you for eternity!
Films will screen non-stop, right through to 6am at which time Youth Futures will be on hand to provide a scrumptuos breakfast to punters who have braved the night!
If you’re a fan of cinema and concerned for the plight of homeless people in WA, bring your fear and your sleep-out gear and get ready for HORROR FOR THE HOMELESS!