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Convention: Con 70 A Retro Sci-Fi Adventure (Melbourne 2015)

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Con 70 A Retro Sci-Fi Adventure is an independently run, one-of-a-kind, non-profit science fiction convention that will be held on March 7th to the 9th 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The aim of the convention is to provide an opportunity for fans to come together and relive the joys of seventies science fiction movies and television shows over a three-day long ...

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Film Review: On The Beach (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “In 1964 the nuclear submarine USS Sawfish arrives in Australia after the worldwide nuclear holocaust. Commander Dwight Lionel Towers confirms that the world has been destroyed and the nuclear dust is coming to Australia. The widower Commander Towers, who grieves the death of his wife and children, is befriended by Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Peter Holmes, who is a ...

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New horror-comedy DROP BEARS now in pre-production!

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What is missing from the horror-comedy genre? We’ve already had a virtual menagerie of films about sharks, birds, fish, dinosaurs, spiders, snakes, sheep, rats, etc. What’s missing from this enormous list of comedy-horror animals are Killer Koalas, or Drop Bears as we call them here in Australia, but with your help we can fill this latent gap. Drop Bears: Attack! ...

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Film Review: Mad Max II The Road Warrior (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “Roaming the highways of post-apocalyptic Australia, years after he avenged his wife and son and his partner who were murdered by the motorcycle gang led by the evil Toecutter. Burnt out former Australian policeman Max Rockatansky, now known as ‘The Road Warrior’ searching for sources of fuel, stumbles upon a gasoline refinery home to a community of survivors who ...

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Film Review: Pitch Black (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: “The space transport vessel Hunter-Gratzner carrying forty people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only twelve survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (who has assumed command after the ship’s captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway ...

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Four Faces Of Deadly Earnest

Shane Porteous, Ralph Baker, Ian Bannerman, Hedley Cullen 1

Deadly Earnest was a late-night horror host active on Australian television from 1966 to 1972. Broadcast weekly on the 0-10 Network, Deadly Earnest’s Aweful Movies featured mainly B-grade horror films introduced by Australian celebrity Ian Bannerman. Following Bannerman’s tongue-in-cheek characterisation, the program was notorious for showing the absolute dross of supernaturally-themed cinema, even going so far as to present the ...

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Con 9 From Outer Space – July 14th-15th 2012

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Con 9 From Outer Space is a two-day science fiction convention devoted to the Golden Age of classic science fiction films and pre-1965 science fiction television, radio and comics being held in Melbourne Australia 14th-15th July 2012! Two-strand panel program! Video program containing rare and long forgotten material! A classic science fiction film festival featuring all-original material! Fan fiction and ...

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New horror-comedy IT GROWS now in pre-production!

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Whip out your weed-wacker! IT GROWS is a new horticultural horror comedy that looks like a combination of The Thing, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Day Of The Triffids and The Blob. Produced and written by award-winner Nick Stathopoulos and directed by talented up-and-comer Ryan Cauchi, IT GROWS will start life as a short film and then, hopefully one ...

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Film Review: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations Of Jasper Morello (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: “Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this Gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. The chance discovery of an abandoned dirigible leads Jasper through uncharted waters to an island on which lives a terrifying creature that ...

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Interview: Shane Porteous as Deadly Earnest

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Way back in the sixties, way before Elvira, a favourite amongst Australian students was Deadly Earnest, the television schlock horror host on the 0-10 Network. Late on Friday nights, the atrocious old science fiction and horror films became compulsory viewing, solely because of the Gothic Master of Ceremonies. Actors portraying Deadly Earnest were: Ian Bannerman (TEN-10 Sydney); Ralph Baker (ATV-0 ...

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Interview: Ralph Baker as Deadly Earnest

Shane Porteous, Ralph Baker, Ian Bannerman, Hedley Cullen 1

Way back in the sixties, way before Elvira, a favourite amongst Australian students was Deadly Earnest, the television schlock horror host on the 0-10 Network. Late on Friday nights, the atrocious old science fiction and horror films became compulsory viewing, solely because of the gothic Master of Ceremonies. Actors portraying Deadly Earnest were: Ralph Baker (ATV-0 Melbourne); Ian Bannerman (TEN-10 ...

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Philippe Mora

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Depending on my critical faculties or level of intoxication, director Philippe Mora is either the unjustly neglected surrealist auteur of Australian cinema, or the nation’s very own Ed Wood Junior. Consider the wild array of evidence presented on a recently-released DVD simply titled Philippe Mora Triple (the distributors decided not to use the word Threat at the end). Where else ...

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