New Beverly screens Lynch, Cronenberg, Forster & Harryhausen in November

With Halloween over, one might think that nightmares were fading from local cinema screens; however, the New Beverly Cinema's November schedule is loaded with horror movies, fantasy films and science fiction cinema from David Lynch, David Cronenberg, and Ray Harryhausen. Even the theatre's month-long tribute to the actor Robert Forster includes several genre titles, such as Alligator (1980), which is screening today and tomorrow on a double bill with Jackie Brown.

David Cronenberg's oeuvre is spotlighted in New Beverly's Freaky Fridays series, which screen weekly at 2pm: The Brood on November 8, Videodrome on November 15, Crash on November 22, and Existenz on November 29.

Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion fantasy films fill up the theatre's weekend Kiddee Matinee series, with each title screening at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad on November 9-10, Jason and the Argonuats on November 16-17, and Mysterious Island on November 23-24.

David Lynch films include Lost Highway on November 18 and Mulholland Drive on November 26 and 30. The latter is a solo midnight screening; the former is a double bill with Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of Psycho.

Somewhat conveniently, Mulholland Drive and Psycho co-star the late Robert Forster. Though the late character actor was never typecast as a horror star, his handful of genre credits are represented here. Besides the aforementioned Alligator, the New Beverly will screen Maniac Cop 3 on November 9 and a double bill of The Black Hole and Supernova on November 19.

All these screenings can be found in our calendar listings for the New Beverly Cinema. The theatre's official website is: thenewbev.com.

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.