25th Sep2014

Chris Sun’s ‘Charlie’s Farm’ to debut at Monster Fest 2014

by Phil Wheat

Monster Fest, Australia’s foremost celebration of cult cinema, kicks off on November 20th with the Melbourne premiere of the eagerly awaited Australian slasher film, Charlie’s Farm at Cinema Nova, Carlton. Helmed by Chris Sun, who also directed the superb Daddy’s Little Girl (review), the film tells the story of Charlie Wilson, played by the Mad Max: Fury Road actor, and 6’11″ Australian strongman, Nathan Jones, and his brutal encounters with 4 thrill seeking friends – led by actress Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado) – in the Australian outback.

At the back of beyond lies an abandoned farm known to some as ”Charlie’s Farm”. Legend has it that it once housed a family of blood crazed maniacs who, after years of murder and torture, met their fate at the hands of a local mob hellbent on vengeance. When four thrill seekers head to the farm for a weekend of morbid exploration, they discover that the mythology surrounding the farm is more fact than legend and that Charlie, the young boy orphaned by the baying mob, has grown into a 7-foot, 375-pound killing machine! Welcome to Charlie’s Farm!

Director Chris Sun and the two lead actors, Tara Reid and Nathan Jones, will attend the premiere to open this year’s Monster Fest, in what is lining up to be the biggest and best festival since it started in 2011. As a world renowned special effects artist, Sun guarantees that Charlie’s Farm will be a gruesome and original take on the slasher genre. Says Sun:

I bring to the table an Australian film that will blow the fans minds and surely stand up against the cult horror classics. It’s not only possible for an Australian film to do this but also CHARLIE’S FARM stands to be one of the biggest horror films to come out of Australia in a long time.

Monster Fest runs from the 20th -30th of November at The Cinema Nova in Carlton. This year also sees Yah Yahs Bar on Smith St, Collingwood become a festival hub for the event, serving up a feast of special guests, master-classes, special events and parties – full details of which will be released mid October at the Monster Fest Official Festival Launch. Tickets for the Monster Fest 2014 Opening Night film, Charlie’s Farm , go on-sale on Tuesday September 30th through the Cinema Nova box office – www.cinemanova.com.au. VIP Festival Passes and tickets to all Monster Fest special events and screenings will be available from mid-October.

Check out the trailer and images from Charlie’s Farm below:

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