BROAD: Cult Cinema & Monster Fest and Kier-La Janisse

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BROADs Sonja Hammer speaks with Artistic Festival Director of Monster Fest 2016 Kier-La JanisseWhat is Monster Fest: ‘Australia’s premier genre film festival and a celebration of all that is weird and wonderful in the international cult cinema palette – Horror, fantasy, science-fiction, action, animation, erotica and more’. It runs from November 23rd to the 27th of November 2016, program here


BIO: Kier-La Janisse  is a film writer and programmer, Editor-in-Chief of Spectacular Optical Publications, founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She has written for Filmmaker, Offscreen, Shindig!, Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazines, has contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), and is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012). She recently co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (Spectacular Optical, 2014) about kids in cult film and television and SATANIC PANIC: POP-CULTURAL PARANOIA IN THE 1980s. She is currently working on the book A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time about children’s programming from 1965-1985.

Left to Right : Dearest Sister,Always Shine,RAW.


Music by John Kanakis. Excerpt from Antibirth movie which will play at Monster Fest 2016.

Below Kier-La Janisse in JOY for Monster Fest 2016.


Monster Fest 2016 program HERE. 

Left to Right: Afterbirth,Sharon Tate in Eye of The Devil, more Natasha Lyonne is Afterbirth and Below Danyi Deats as a famous corpse in Rivers Edge.