Beyond Fest Lineup Includes ‘Evil Dead’ Double Feature, Edgar Wright and More

     September 3, 2015

beyond-fest-poster-sliceIt’s right around this time every year that I remember to love living in Los Angeles. Sure, the traffic sucks and our weather pretty much ranges from warm to melt-your-face hot, but we sure know how to do the Halloween season right. Haunted houses galore, abundant horror screenings, a handful of theme parks all decorated to the nines, and a crop of genre-centric film festivals like Spectrefest and, my personal favorite, Beyondfest.

The full Beyond Fest lineup just hit the web, and it’s a doozy. Highlights include a screenings David Lynch‘s Eraserhead hosted by Die Antwoord‘s Ninja, Dog Day Afternoon hosted by Al Pacino and Brett Ratner, live-scored presentations of The Phantom of the Opera and Lucio Fulci‘s The Beyond, and the west coast premiere of Brian Helgeland‘s Tom Hardy twofer Legend. Some exciting double features include Karyn Kusama‘s The Invitation paired with Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and an Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2 double feature hosted by Edgar Wright and Bruce Campbell. See why I love Beyond Fest so much?

Hosted at the Egyptian Theater, the festival runs Thursday, October 1stMonday, October 12th, and you can get your tickets starting today on Fandango and American Cinematheque. Check out the Beyond Fest trailer and the full line-up below.


BEYOND FEST 2015 PROGRAM
 
EGYPTIAN THEATRE
THE ASSASSIN
China, 2015
LA Premiere, 105 min
Director – Hsiao-hsien Hou

 

BETTER OFF DEAD – 30th Anniversary Reunion Hosted by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
United States, 1985
97 min
Director – Savage Steve Holland
wi. Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, director Savage Steve Holland + cast in person

 

THE BEYOND
Uncut, uncensored director’s cut in scope on 35mm
Italy, 1981
35mm, 87 min
Director – Lucio Fulci

 

BONE TOMAHAWK
United States, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 133 min
Director – S. Craig Zahler
wi. director S. Craig Zahler and actor Matthew Fox in person

 

DOG DAY AFTERNOON
United States, 2015
35mm, 125 min
Director – Sidney Lumet
wi. actor Al Pacino and director Brett Ratner in person

 

THE DEVILS
Original US X-rated cut on 35mm
England, 1971
35mm, 111 min
Director – Ken Russell
wi. introduction by director Bernard Rose

 

Ninja Presents ERASERHEAD: A Night of Zef Absurdia
United States, 1977
35mm, 89 min
Director – David Lynch
wi. Ninja and friends in person
 


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THE EVIL DEAD (wi. EVIL DEAD II)

Co-presented with Starz and Ash vs. The Evil Dead
United States, 1983
35mm, 87 min
Director – Sam Raimi
wi. Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright in person

 

EVIL DEAD II (wi. THE EVIL DEAD)
Co-presented with Starz and Ash vs. The Evil Dead
United States, 1987
35mm, 84 min
Director – Sam Raimi
wi. Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright in person

 

FRIZZI 2 FULCI LIVE (wi. THE BEYOND)
Italy, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 100 min
wi. Fabio Frizzi and 8-piece orchestra performing live

 

HE NEVER DIED
United States, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 99 min
Director – Jason Krawczyk
wi. director Jason Krawczyk and actor Henry Rollins, moderated by Shepard Fairey in person

 

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (wi. THE INVITATION)
United States, 1978
115 min
Director – Philip Kaufman

 

THE INVITATION (wi. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS)
United States, 2015
Special Screening, 97 min
Director – Karyn Kusama
wi. director Karyn Kusama, writers Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi and actor Logan Marshall-Green in person
 


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LEGEND

United States, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 131 min
Director – Brian Hegeland
wi. director / writer Brian Hegeland in person

 

THE MIND’S EYE
United States, 2015
US Premiere, 87 min
Director – Joe Begos
wi. live performance by Steve Moore before screening
wi. director / writer Joe Begos, editor Josh Ethier and actors Graham Skipper, Noah Segan in person

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
United States, 1925
16mm, 101 min (1925 original release)
Director – Rupert Julian
wi. live score performance of the original 1925 composition 
wi. Ron Chaney in person

 

TOO LATE (free screening)
United States, 2015
35mm, 107 min
Director – Dennis Hauck
wi. director / writer Dennis Hauck in person

 

YAKUZA APOCALYPSE
Japan, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 115 min
Director – Takashi Miike
SHUDDER THEATRE

 


ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (free screening)
Japan, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 110 min
Director – Eiichiro Hasumi
 
der-bunker-posterDER BUNKER (free screening)
Germany, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 85 min
Director – Nikias Chryssos

 

FEBRUARY (free screening)
United States/Canada, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 93 min
Director – Oz Perkins
wi. director / writer Oz Perkins in person

 

IN SEARCH OF ULTRA SEX (free screening)
France, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 60 min
Directors – Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine

 

MEN AND CHICKEN (free screening)
Denmark, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 100 min
Director – Anders Thomas Jensen

 

RABID DOGS (free screening)
France, 2015
West Coast Premiere,99 min
Director – Eric Hannezo

 

SPL 2 (free screening)
China, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 120 min
Director – Pou-Soi Cheang

 

ZINZANA (free screening)
United Arab Emirates, Jordan, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 91 min
Director – Majid Al Ansari
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