Stockholm’s Monsters of Film Festival Serves Up Everything from Grindhouse to Gore

August 27, 2020

Written by Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry is the Film Festival Editor for Horror Fuel; all film festival related queries and announcements should be sent to him at [email protected] He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.

Stockholm’s Monsters of Film Festival, scheduled for September 14-20, has announced its fear-filled lineup, which includes opening film Psycho Goreman and closing film Uncle Peckerhead. Festival representative Jasmine says, “Blood is life! And this year we have loads of it. We need some fun in these dark times and what is better than some cathartic horror films? We will screen films in a secure environment at our regular cinemas. Welcome to this year’s greatest and bloodiest film festival. We’ll see you there!” The following information is from the festival’s official announcement.

The gates to Monsters of Film festival in Stockholm will open in less than a month from now. We have now released the programme and tickets.

Psycho Goreman

PSYCHO GOREMAN is 2020’s opening film. Steven Kostanski’s latest splatter film will open this year’s festival on the 16th of September and will be screened at Bio Rio.

Do you love TURBO KID, STRANGER THINGS, and GHOSTBUSTERS as much as we do but consider them a tad bit wimpy and lacking in the splatter department? Great! Then you will love Steve Kostanski’s (THE VOID, MANBORG) new splattery, amusing and retro-oozing over-the-top adventure.

This year’s films

The classics are none other than BRAM STOCKER’S DRACULA and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and you can see them at Bio Capitol on the 14th of September.

For all of you night owls out there we have our Grindhouse Night and the films are the infamous ROAR, Franco’s VAMPYROS LESBOS and Andy Sedaris’s HARD TICKET TO HAWAII.

We have two special screenings with guests. We have the Scandinavian premiere of THIRST, an Icelandic queer-vampire comedy and the Swedish vampire film FROSTBITEN.

Saturday’s Horror Night will feature FROSTBITTEN, SPIRAL, which can be described as hate crime-goes-cult, and last but not least, we have YUMMY, which is a Belgian film mainly about plastic surgeon zombies.

In Zoé Wittock’s JUMBO we will take a closer look at objectophilia and the love between a girl and a fun house attraction.

Uncle Peckerhead

Our grand finale is UNCLE PECKERHEAD which is mainly about a punk band that finds a special roadie.

Other fun stuff during the festival:
  • Monsters of Film-VOD – we have teamed up with SF Anytime, Njutafilms, Studio S Entertainment and NonStop Entertainment and we offer a great range of films online.
  • International short films competition
  • Seminar: The fear of the blood!
  • Speed dating with horror fans
  • Monsters on Tour
  • Monster fair with merch and films and much more
For more information, programme, and tickets, visit our homepage: WWW.MONSTERSOFFILM.SE

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