Beyond Fest Announces Full Slate: The Return Of LA's Biggest Genre Film Festival

HALLOWEEN KILLS, THE BLACK PHONE, LAMB, VORTEX , TITANE on 35mm... too many amazing titles to list here!

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · September 16, 2021, 9:00 AM PDT
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Last year looked a lot different on the festival front, obviously. Between full-on cancellations and pared-down events, adapting to allow everyone to come together in a safe way, there was no theatrical element to the festivals that were able to adapt. Beyond Fest returns to theaters after a sold-out residency at the Mission Tiki Drive-In last year, and they are going full force. This year's slate has thirty-nine features, including eight world premieres, four US premieres, seventeen West Coast Premieres and a ridiculous lineup of in-person guests. Festival-goers, prepare for ten days of cinematic excess from Wednesday, September 29th - Monday, October 11th. This year's lineup is STACKED, including the West Coast Premiere of Julia Ducornau’s Palme d’Or Winner Titane with Ducornau in attendance, and another Titane first — the film will simultaneously play in-theater on a never-before-seen 35mm print, and on an outdoor drive-in screen, (so they didn't entirely ditch the drive-in this year!)

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Lamb will also have its West Coast Premiere with director Valdimar Jóhannsson and star Noomi Rapace in person. Gaspar Noé's Vortex will screen, featuring "an astonishing performance from the maestro", Dario Argento. The festival is also home to the West Coast Premiere of V/H/S 94 with talent in attendance, plus a rare 35mm screening of the original V/H/S.

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Blumhouse is bringing a double bill to the fest with Halloween Kills and The Black Phone. Halloween Kills Director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum will be in attendance, followed by a Q&A for the US Premiere. The Q&A will be livestreamed globally as the culmination of the super-producers’ annual Blumfest. Black Phone director Scott Derrikson will be attending the films’ West Coast Premiere.

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VFX master Phil Tippett will be in attendance for a screening of Mad God followed by a Q&A (yes, Starship Troopers is also on the Q&A menu). It's a full-on 4K restoration celebration with Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, Blood For Dracula with the legendary Udo Kier in attendance and also Andrzej Żuławski Possession. Bloody Disgusting celebrates twenty years with special programming, including a slew of awesome guests, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, and Fede Álvarez to screen Evil Dead uncut.

Thanks to Shudder, all Beyond Fest programming taking place at the Los Feliz 3 Theater will be free! The Shudder Theater will be screening South Of Heaven, The Seed, The Feast, The Banquet, The Scary Of Sixty-First, The Sadness, Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched, andSaloum. FOR FREE! Here's where it gets cryptic. " The Los Feliz 3 will also be home to a very special secret screening of XXXXXXXXX from the legendary director XXXX XXXXXXXXX."

Tickets will be on sale via Eventbrite on September 17th at 10 AM PST. Visit BeyondFest.com and the American Cinematheque for details.

Check out the full program below:

BEYOND FEST 2021 PROGRAM
LEGION THEATRE
TITANEWest Coast PremiereDirector: Julia DucournauCountry: France, BelgiumRuntime: 108 minutesYear: 2021 GUESTS: Director Julia Ducournau in person
HALLOWEEN KILLS
US Premier
Director: David Gordon Gree
Country: USA
Runtime: 106 Minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum in person
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MUBI THEATRE at the Aero Theatre 

LAMB
West Coast Premiere
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
Country: Iceland, Sweden, Poland
Runtime: 106 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Valdimar Jóhannsson and actor Noomi Rapace in person

NEW YORK NINJA
World Premiere
Director: John Liu
Country: USA
Runtime: 
Year: 1984
GUESTS: Actors Cynthia Rothrock, Leon Isaac and Adrienne Meltzer, Producer Kurtis Spieler and Brad Henderson in person

FREDDY VS. JASON
Repertory Screening
Director: Ronny Yu
Country: USA
Runtime: 97 minutes
Year: 2003
GUESTS: Writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon in person

YOU’RE NEXT
Repertory Screening
Director: Adam Wingard
Country: USA
Runtime: 94 minutes
Year: 2011
GUESTS: Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett in person

EVIL DEAD
Repertory Screening
Director: Fede Álvarez
Country: USA
Runtime: 96 minutes
Year: 2013
GUESTS: Director/Co-Writer Fede Álvarez in person

V/H/S 94
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jennifer Reeder, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows
Country: USA
Runtime: 101 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Simon Barrett, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Producers Brad Miska, Josh Goldbloom and composer Greg Anderson in person

V/H/S
Repertory Screening
Director: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence
Country: USA
Runtime: 116 minutes
Year: 2012
GUESTS: Director Simon Barrett in person

MAD GOD
West Coast Premiere
Director: Phil Tippett
Country: USA
Runtime: 83 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Phil Tippett in person

STARSHIP TROOPERS
Repertory Screening
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Country: USA
Runtime: 129 minutes
Year: 1997
GUESTS: Phil Tippett in person

COLLATERAL
Repertory Screening
Director: Michael Mann
Country: USA
Runtime: 120 minutes
Year: 2004
GUESTS: Director Michael Mann in person

THIEF
Repertory Screening
Director: Michael Mann
Country: USA
Runtime: 122 minutes
Year: 1981
GUESTS: Director Michael Mann in person

VORTEX
West Coast Premiere
Director: Gaspar Noé
Country: France
Runtime: 144 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Gaspar Noé in virtual Q&A

POSSESSION
West Coast Premiere - 4K Restoration
Director: Andrzej Żuławski
Country: France, Germany
Runtime: 124 minutes
Year: 1981

THE EMPTY MAN
Repertory Screening
Director: David Prior
Country: USA
Runtime: 137 minutes
Year: 2020
GUESTS: Director David Prior in person

BLACK PHONE
West Coast Premiere
Director: Scott Derrickson
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Scott Derrickson in person

BLOOD FOR DRACULA
Repertory Screening
Director: Paul Morrisey
Country: Italy, France
Runtime: 106 minutes
Year: 1974
GUESTS: Actor Udo Kier in person
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SHUDDER THEATRE athe Los Feliz 3

WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR
West Coast Premiere
Director: Kier-La Janisse
Country: USA
Runtime: 194 minutes
Year: 2021

ALLISON’S BIRTHDAY
World Premiere - 4K Restoration
Director: Ian Coughlan
Country: Australia
Runtime: 97 minutes
Year: 1981

SOUTH OF HEAVEN
World Premiere
Director: Aharon Keshales
Country: USA
Runtime: 120 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Aharon Keshales in person

THE SPINE OF NIGHT
West Coast Premiere
Director: Morgan Galen King, Philip Gelatt
Country: USA
Runtime: 93 minutes
Year: 2021


CODE NAME: NAGASAKI
West Coast Premiere
Director: Fredrik Hana
Country: Norway
Runtime: 70 minutes
Year: 2021

DR. CALIGARI
US Premiere - 4K Restoration
Director: Stephen Sayadian
Country: USA
Runtime: 80 minutes
Year: 1989
GUESTS: Director Stephen Sayadian, Writer Jerry Stahl, Director of Photography Ladi von Jansky

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
West Coast Premiere - Uncut Restoration
Director: Amando de Ossorio
Country: France, Portugal
Runtime: 101 minutes
Year: 1972

THE FEAST
West Coast Premiere
Director: Lee Haven Jones
Country: UK
Runtime: 93 minutes
Year: 2021

SALOUM
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jean Luc Herbulot
Country: Senegal, Congo
Runtime: 84 minutes
Year: 2021

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST
US Premiere
Director: Dasha Nekrasova
Country: USA
Runtime:  81 minutes
Year: 2021

THE SEED
World Premiere
Director: Sam Walker
Country: UK
Runtime: 
Year: 2021

THE BETA TEST
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jim Cummings
Country: USA
Runtime: 93 minutes
Year: 2021

THE MEDIUM
US Premiere
Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun
Country: Thailand, South Korea
Runtime: 131 minutes
Year: 2021

EARWIG
US Premiere
Director: Lucile Hadžihalilović
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Runtime: 114 minutes
Year: 2021

HOMEBOUND
West Coast Premiere
Director: Sebastian Goodwin
Country: UK
Runtime: 75 minutes
Year: 2021

SECRET SCREENING
xxxxxxxx Premiere
Director: xxxx xxxxxxxxx
Country: xx
Runtime: xxxxx minutes
Year: 2021

THE SADNESS
West Coast Premiere
Director: Rob Jabbaz
Country: Taiwan
Runtime: 99 minutes
Year: 2021

A BANQUET
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ruth Paxton
Country: UK
Runtime: 97 minutes
Year: 2021

AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Bertrand Mandico
Country: France
Runtime: 127 minutes
Year: 2021

TRAVELLING LIGHT
World Premiere
Director: Bernard Rose
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 minutes
Year: 2021
GUESTS: Director Bernard Rose, Actor Danny Houston, Tony Todd, Olivia D’Abo, Stephen Dorf and Matthew Jacob in person
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IFC MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
ANTICHRIST
Director: Lars Von Trier
Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden
Runtime: 108 minutes
Year: 2009

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
Director: André Øvredal
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 86 minutes
Year: 2016

KILL LIST
Director: Ben Wheatley
Country: UK
Runtime: 95 minutes
Year: 2011

BABADOOK
Director: Jennifer Kent
Country: Australia
Runtime: 91 minutes
Year: 2014

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
Director: Peter Strickland
Country: UK
Runtime: 94 minutes
Year: 2014

MANIAC
Director: Franck Khalfoun
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 minutes
Year: 2012

Built-in partnership with the American Cinematheque, Beyond Fest will screen at the Legion Theatre, Aero Theatre, and Los Feliz 3 with all ticket sales going to the 501c3 non-profit film institution. Attendance to all screenings requires physical proof of vaccination and guests must follow mandatory mask mandates.