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.