Monster Fest is a big-screen celebration of the latest, greatest and rarest cult and horror cinema from Australia and around the world. This year the festival moves to its new home at Hawthorn’s Lido Cinema, bringing with it cult star Dee Wallace, who will take part in an Acting Masterclass at Swinburne.

image039Wallace is best known for her role as Mary, the mother in E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, as well as cult classics Cujo, The Howling, and The Frighteners. The veteran actress will lead a cutting-edge workshop detailing the latest techniques in film acting, with students from Swinburne’s Cinema and Screen Studies Major selected to attend and learn first hand from the star of film and TV.