New genre company offers industry a monstrous future

Monster Pictures and Pictures in Paradise have created a joint venture to hypnotise cult audiences with enough pizzazz to cross over.

One colony of Australian filmmakers rarely manages to operate as a community, perhaps because their subjects touch so many raw nerves, and that is the horror film makers. 

We have spectacular examples of genre horror(ish) makers thriving, like the Spierig Brothers, or the Saw crew, and others like Andrew Traucki who has managed to make four features in thirteen years. Feminist horror filmmakers are an important strand, bolstered until recently by the Stranger with My Face festival in Tasmania.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.