Beyond Fest 2016

In association with Shudder and the American Cinemathque Beyond Fest is back for 2016, offering another slew of bizarre cinema offerings, loaded with horror, fantasy, science fiction, ultra-violence, and esoteric cult sensibility. Highlights include a 70mm screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the west coast premiere of Sadako vs Kayako, a 3D conversion of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, and Lucio Fulci's gore extravaganza, The Beyond, with musical accompaniment provided live by composer Fabio Frizzi. In person guests include Paul Schrader (Dog Eat Dog), Don Coscarelli (Phantasm), Kurt Russell (Big Trouble in Little China), and Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood (2001). Plus, there will be numerous free screenings, with tickets available at the box office on a first-come-first-served basis at 6pm on the night of each event.

Beyond Fest 2016 runs from September 30 through October 11. All screenings are at the Egyptian Theatre: 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 90028.

For more information, check out the American Cinematheque's webpage for the series, or visit BeyondFest.com.

The complete schedule is below:

  • Dog Eat Dog/Taxi Driver on September 30 at 7:30pm with Paul Schrader
  • Rats on September 30 at 9:45pm (in the Spielberg screening room). Free.
  • Street Trash/Neon Maniacs on October 1 at 3pm. Free
  • Phantasm/Phantasm Ravager on October 1 at 7:30pm with Don Coscarelli
  • S is for Stanley on October 1 at 9:45 pm
  • Nerdland on October 2 at 11:59am
  • The Beyond/Gates of Hell on October 2 at 7:30pm, with live music by Fabio Frizzi
  • Beyond the Walls on October 3 at 7:30pm. Free
  • Headshot/Call of Heroes on October 4 at 7:30pm
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe on October 4 at 9:45pm. Free
  • Big Trouble in Little China on October 5 at 7:30pm, with Kurt Russell
  • Down Under on October 5 at 9:45pm Free
  • In the Valley of Violence on October 6 at 7:30pm with director and cast
  • The Monster on October 6 at 9:45pm. Free
  • The Holy Mountain on October 6 at 10pm
  • The Bad Batch on October 7 at 7:30pm with director and cast
  • Sadako vs Kayako on October 7 at 9:45pm. Free
  • The Wolf Man (1941) on October 8 at 3pm
  • Martin/The Crazies on October 8 at 3pm (in the Spielberg screening room). Free
  • Raw on October 8 at 7:30pm
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978) in 3D on October 8 at 10pm with producer Richard P Rubenstein
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey on October 9 at 7pm with laser light show, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in person (sold out)
  • The Dwarves Must Be Crazy on October 9 at 9:45pm (in the Spielberg screening room). Free
  • RZA: Live from the 36th Chamber of Shaolin on October 10 at 7pm, with live music by RZA
  • The Void on October 10 at 9:45pm. Free
  • The Girl with All the Gifts on October 11 at 7:30pm

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.