Monster Pictures has acquired Australian and New Zealand distribution for the supernatural horror film Living Space.

A couple’s romantic holiday in Germany turns into a supernatural nightmare after they seek refuge in an isolated farmhouse haunted by malevolent spirits, in this Australian production directed by Steven Spiel.

The film will have its world premiere at the Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow in Sydney on March 10, followed by a series of special event screenings this month, which will include filmmaker Q&As.

“I’m extremely excited that Monster Pictures will be distributing Living Space,” says Spiel. “They are a leading horror distributor within Australia and I feel it’s the perfect home for this film. The fact Australians have the opportunity to see Living Space in a theatrical environment is a huge accomplishment for all involved.”

Producer Natalie Forward describes the film as a horror fan’s delight. “It really seeps into your psyche and will have you thinking about it for days. The set was terrifying.

“The house we used lent itself perfectly to a horror film and really is a character of its own in the film. For an independent film to receive a theatrical release in Australia is tough and it truly shows the quality we were able to achieve.”

Spiel adds that he had a very specific vision for the film, with the primary goal being to entertain and excite audiences. “I wanted to send the audience on a rollercoaster ride of different emotions to ensure that people could escape their daily lives even if just for 80 minutes. Living Space is a horror/thriller based on an ideology but not rooted in reality. I feel it’s perfect for someone new to horror as well as seasoned fans.”

Living Space will be screening from March 14–19 at the following venues:

BRISBANE
Tuesday the 14th of March 7pm – Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Filmmaker Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward, cinematographer Branco Grabovac & SFX artist Steven Boyle.
Tickets

MELBOURNE
Thursday the 15th of March 7pm – Cinema Nova
Filmmaker Q&A with actors Leigh Scully & Georgia Chara, writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward & cinematographer Branco Grabovac.
Tickets

ADELAIDE
Friday the 16th of March 7pm – GU Film House (Hindley Street)
Filmmaker Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward & cinematographer Branco Grabovac.
Tickets

GEELONG
Monday the 19th of March 7pm – Village Cinemas Geelong
Filmmaker Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward & cinematographer Branco Grabovac.
Tickets