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Fantastic Film Festival Australia presents a series of thrilling and thought-provoking screenings in October and November. From wrestlers to rideshares, cosmonauts and controversy, this selection of new and restored genre cinema titles has your Friday nights covered.

Sputnik (2020, 113 minutes)
Summoned to a secluded research facility, a controversial young doctor examines a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an alien parasite inside of him.

Spree (2020, 93 minutes)
Desperate for an online following, a rideshare driver has figured out a deadly plan to go viral and he will stop at nothing to get his five minutes of fame.

Night of the Bloody Beast (1969, 83 minutes) - Newly restored Mexican cult classic
A surgeon transplants the heart of an ape into his ailing son (Carlos López Moctezuma), with horrific results.

Alone (2020, 98 minutes)
After a global pandemic erupts, a man barricaded all alone at home and rationing food sets out to try to rescue a female neighbor after swarming hordes of undead Screamers overrun their apartment complex.

Saint Maud (2019, 84 minutes)
Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

The Trouble With Being Born (2020, 94 minutes) – Australian Premiere
Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father. Together they drift through the summer. During the day they swim in the pool and at night he takes her to bed. She shares his memories and anything else he programs her to recall. Memories that mean everything to him but nothing to her. Yet, one night she sets off into the woods following a fading echo. The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.

The Batwoman (1968, 80 minutes) - Newly restored Mexican cult classic
A sexy, masked crime-fighter battles a mad scientist who's harvesting the glands of wrestlers.