Beyond Fest announces schedule

Beyond Fest 2018 will run September 26 through October 9 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, home of the American Cinematheque. Billing itself as "the highest-attended genre film festival  in the US," Beyond Fest includes cult films of all shapes and size, predominantly horror, fantasy, and science fiction, with some violent action-thrillers thrown in as well. Beyond Fest previously announced their David Cronenberg series. The rest of this year's scheduled programming is listed below:

AKIRA in 35mm - September 29 @ 11pm
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Country: Japan
Runtime: 124 min.
Year: 1988

AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN - October 8 @ 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jim Hosking
Country: USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson, Jim Hosking in Person

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE October 7 @ 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Drew Goddard
Country: USA
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Drew Goddard and Jeremy Latchman in Person

BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME TWO - September 28 @ 7:30pm
World Premiere
Director: Justin MacGregor
Country: USA
Runtime: 120 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero and Justin MacGregor in Person

BLACK CHRISTMAS - October 6 @ 2:30pm (double bill with HALLOWEEN [1978] and HALLOWEEN [2018])
Director: Bob Clark
Country: Canada
Runtime: 98 min.
Year: 1974

BUBBA HO-TEP in 35mm (Free Screening) - September 30 @ 3pm
Director: Don Coscarelli
Country: USA
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2002
GUESTS: Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister in Person

CLIMAX SOLD OUT September 26 at 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Gaspar Noé
Country: France
Runtime: 96 min
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Sofia Boutella in Person

DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE - October 9 @ 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Country: USA
Runtime: 159 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: S. Craig Zahler, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Dallas Sonnier in person

DOBERMAN COP - October 27 @ 3pm
Director: Kinji FukasakuIT
Country: Japan
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1977
Guests: Sonny Chiba in person

THE WICKER MAN in 35mm - Septmber 27 @ 7:30pm
Director: Robin Hardy
Country: UK
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1973

ELI ROTH'S HISTORY OF HORROR -  October 2 @ 7:30pm
Co-presented with Cinematic Void + Friday Night Frights
World Premiere
Country: USA
Runtime: 42 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: William Lustig and Eli Roth in Person

FLASH GORDON in 35mm - October 3 @ 7:30pm (double bill with LIFE AFTER FLASH)
Director: Mike Hodges
Country: USA
Runtime: 111 min.
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Lisa Downs, Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Deep Roy

HALLOWEEN SOLD OUT - October 6 @ 2:30pm (triple bill with BLACK CHRISTMAS and HALLOWEEN [1978])
West Coast Premiere
Director: David Gordon Green
Country: USA
Runtime: 109 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Malek Akkad in person

HALLOWEEN SOLD OUT - October 6 @ 2:30pm (triple bill with BLACK CHRISTMAS and HALLOWEEN [2018])
Director: John Carpenter
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 1978
GUESTS: Malek Akkad in person

LIFE AFTER FLASH -  - October 3 @ 7:30pm (double bill with FLASH GORDON)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Lisa Downs
Country: UK
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 2017
GUESTS: Lisa Downs, Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Deep Roy in person

LIQUID SKY - 4K Restoration - September 28 @ 10:15pm
Director: Slava Tsukerman
Country: USA
Runtime: 112 min.
Year: 1982
GUESTS: Slava Tsukerman in Person

LORDS OF CHAOS - September 27 @ 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Country: UK, Sweden
Runtime: 112 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Jonas Åkerlund in Person

MANIAC - 4K Digital Restoration October 2 @ 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: William Lustig
Country: USA
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Bill Lustig and Eli Roth in Person

THE MONSTER SQUAD - October 4 @ 7:30pm
Director: Fred Dekker
Country: USA
Runtime: 79 min.
Year: 1987
GUESTS: Andre Gower, Ashley Bank, Ryan Lambert, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Lisa Fuller, Adam Carl, Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael MacKay, Fred Dekker

SHADOW - October 5 @ 10:15pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Zhang Yimou
Country: China
Runtime: 116 min.
Year: 2018

WIDOWS - October 5 @ 7:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Steve McQueen
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 128 min.
Year: 2018

WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS - October 4 @ 7:30pm (double bill with MONSTER SQUAD)
Director: Andre Gower
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Andre Gower, Ashley Bank, Ryan Lambert, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Lisa Fuller, Adam Carl, Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael MacKay, Fred Dekker

A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART (Free Screening) - October 8 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jérémie Guez
Country: Belgium, France
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 2018

ABSURD presented by Rendezvous (Free Screening) - September 27 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere - New 4K Scan
Director: Joe D'Amato
Country: Italy
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 1981

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK - Restoration (Free Screening) - October 7 @ 4pm
Presented by CInematic Void
Director:  Sergio Martino
Country:   Italy, Spain
Runtime:  88 min
Year:  1972

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (Free Screening) - September 28 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: John McPhail
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2017

THE BOAT (Free Screening) - October 5 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Winston Azzopardi
Country: UK
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 2018
SHUDDER THEATRE Continued

BORDER (Free Screening) - October 4 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ali Abbasi
Country: Sweden
Runtime: 101 min.
Year: 2018

DJANGO - Restoration (Free Screening) - October 7 @ 2pm
Presented by CInematic Void
Director:  Sergio Corbucci
Country:   Italy, Spain
Runtime:  91 min
Year:  1966

THE GUILTY (Free Screening) - September 30 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Gustav Möller
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 2018

LUZ (Free Screening) - October 9 @ 7:30pm
Director: Tilman Singer
Country: Germany
Runtime: 70 min.
Year: 2018

MONSTER PARTY (Free Screening) - October 1 @ 9:30pm
World Premiere
Director: Chris von Hoffmann
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2018

THE NIGHTSHIFTER (Free Screening) - October 6 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Dennison Ramalho
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 110 min.
Year: 2018

THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. (Free Screening) - September 29 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Orson Oblowitz
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Orson Oblowitz

THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK (Free Screening) - October 3 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Henry Dunham
Country: USA
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Henry Dunham, Dallas Sonnier and cast and crew in person

TERRIFIED (Free Screening) - October 7 @ 9:30pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Demián Rugna
Country: Argentina
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 2017

THE WIND (Free Screening) - October 2 @ 8pm
West Coast Premiere
Director: Emma Tammi
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Emma Tammi and cast and crew in person

The American Cinematheque's webpage for Beyond Fest is here. Their webpage for the Cronenberg series is here.

Note: All of the above screenings take place in the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. Some of the Cronenberg screenings will be in the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

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