GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018

Horror in the Hinterland *SOLD OUT*


Horror in the Hinterland

This event is completely sold out. No tickets will be available on the night. The bus is also sold out. 

Up a winding mountain road, on a dark Springbrook street surrounded by trees, a night of horror awaits the bravest.

This spine tingling outdoor event begins with the Australian Premiere screening of THE FURIES, a new bloody Australian survival thriller, followed by a screening of the 2012 twisted slasher flick CABIN IN THE WOODS.

THE FURIES follows seven young women who are abducted and forced to take part in a deadly game. Produced by Lisa Shaunessy (Killing Ground) and starring Airlie Dodds (Killing Ground, Neighbours, Ready For This and Rake) the film is the debut feature for writer/director Tony D’Aquino and has been described as “reinventing the old-school slasher movie”



The long-awaited reveal of our secret location is here! Nestled in the winding mountain roads, on a dark Springbrook street, surrounded by trees sits the grounds of The Fudge Shop, 3 Lyrebird Ridge Road, Springbrook.

THE FURIES – Australian Premiere

It wouldn’t be a premiere without the star and filmmakers. We’re thrilled to welcome producer Lisa Shaunessy, lead actress Airlie Dodds, the film’s horror prosthetics designer, Larry Van Duynhoven, and the film’s composer Kenneth Lampl to Horror In The Hinterland. Gruesome props from the movie, designed by Larry, will be on-site for all your Instagram needs. 
Please note: strictly no filming of the movies permitted.


BUS: For those who have purchased bus tickets, the bus will be departing from Nerang Train Station, Warrener St. side at 5.30pm sharp. The return bus will depart the event at 10.30pm to Nerang Train Station.

The bus can’t wait – so please be on time! No beverages can be consumed on the bus.

The bus to the event is supplied by Springbrook Mudgeeraba Bus Service.

DRIVING BY CAR: For those driving to the location, directions can be found on Google Maps. The average trip time from HOTA, Home of the Arts to The Fudge Shop, Springbrook is 55 minutes. Parking is available on the street on Springbrook Road or Lyrebird Ridge Road.  

As the area is home to lots of native wildlife please drive with caution. If you happen to come across an animal, please do not approach it.

For assistance with injured, sick and orphaned animals, please call Wildcare Australia on (07) 5527 2444 (24 hour emergency hotline)

Don’t be a Koala Killer, watch this video.


The following food and beverages will be available on the night and a CASH-only bar will be provided. The Horror in the Hinterland event is strictly 18+, no BYO alcohol is allowed and alcohol cannot be removed from the site. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but we request no glass containers.

The Bacon Strip Club: Enjoy delicious treats from The Bacon Strip Club, a Gold Coast local food truck serving up some screams on a plate!

Dancing Waters Cafe: Dancing Waters Cafe will be serving up some delicious vegetarian options as well as a cash only bar serving beer and wine options.

The Fudge Shop: With horror themed fudge and soft drinks for purchase, stop in at the shop.


It’s pretty quiet in Springbrook, that’s why it’s perfect for a horror movie fest! 

There are no petrol stations, food outlets or convenience stores that will be open for this event – so COME PREPARED! 

 Bring along some blankets and rugs to snuggle up on. Low to the ground beach or camping chairs are fine. There will be limited bean bags available.
Bring something warm to throw on in case the temperature drops.  
Rain ponchos – the event will still go ahead in light rain
If the mozzies like you, it might be good to bring some insect repellent.

Bring CASH for the bar. The nearest ATM is a very long way.

And finally, make sure you bring your ticket for entry!

A friendly reminder, that when leaving the event, we ask that you respect the neighbours and keep volume down.


Food and drink will be available to purchase on the night. Bring a rug or foldable chair, some beanbags are available. Gates open from 5.45pm, film at 7pm.

There is free on-site parking or return bus transfers from Nerang Train Station are available for $15. For a cheeky weekend, Springbrook has many accommodation options from budget to hinterland luxe.

GCFF would like to thank Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer for his generous support of this event.

Want to make a night of it? There’s plenty of accommodation on Springbrook mountain, from rainforest retreats to homestays and chalets. 

Springbrook Accommodation: Rosellas at Springbrook 
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat 
Springbrook Storybook Homestay 
Springbrook Mountain Chalets 
The Sanctuary at Springbrook 
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat 
Buddha Cottage 
Purling Brook Falls Guest House 
Twin Falls Retreat 
Koonjewarre Accommodation & Activity Centre


Gold Coast Film Festival would like to thank Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer for his generous support of this event.

Thank you to the Fudge Shop, Springbrook for hosting our Horror in the Hinterland Event.


Saturday 13 April, 5.45pm gates open, 7pm start
Secret Springbrook Mountain Location – Location only revealed to ticket holders 

Ages: Restricted 18+

Return bus transfers from Nerang Train Station depart at 5.30pm sharp. TICKETS FOR THE BUS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. 

Please read terms and conditions of booking here


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