The Beyond Fest 2022 lineup includes Halloween Ends, Hellraiser, V/H/S/99 and more!

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre festival in the United States, returns to Los Angeles for its tenth anniversary edition, held from 27 September to 11 October. Beyond Fest screenings will take place at the Hollywood Legion Theatre, Aero Theatre, Los Feliz 3, the legendary IMAX at TCL Chinese and IMAX Headquarters. All ticket sales will go to the 501c3 non-profit film institution.

The full line-up for Beyond Fest 2022 has now been announced, including ten world premieres, three US premieres and twenty-five West Coast premieres. There will be two free screenings of Smile (which gets a theatrical release on September 30), a free screening of the Amazon release My Best Friend’s Exorcismtwo viewings of Hulu’s Hellraiser reboot, 35mm views of Devil’s rain and Kingdom of the Spidersthe west coast premiere of W/H/S/99and – on the closing night – the world premiere of Halloween ends! Plus, new movies from Kevin WilliamsonJoe Begos, Park Chan-wookDario Argento and Jason Eisener!

Here is the full list:

LEGION THEATER

TRICK ‘R’ TREATMENT
Special screening
Director: Michael Doughtery
Playing time: 100 minutes
Year: 2007
GUESTS: Director Michael Doughtery in person
RSVP registration opens at 12:00 on Tuesday 27 September

CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS
World premiere
Director: Joe Begos
Country: USA
Playing time: 81 minutes
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Joe Begos and other cast members

HALLOWEEN ENDS
World premiere
Director: David Gordon Green
Country: USA
Playing time: 120 minutes
Year: 2022

Children vs.  Foreigners

MUBI THEATER at AERO THEATER

SMILE
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Parker Finn
Country: USA
Running time: 115 minutes
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Parker Finn and other cast members in person
RSVP registration opens at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20th

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Martin McDonagh
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Running time: 114 minutes
Year: 2022
GUESTS: TBD

MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM
World premiere
Director: Damon Thomas
Country: USA
Running time:
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Damon Thomas and Elsie Fisher, Cathy ang, Rachel Ogechi and Christopher Lowell.
RSVP registration opens at 12.00 on Thursday 22 September

HOLY SPIDER
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Ali Abbasi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France
Playing time: 117 minutes

DARK glasses
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Dario Argento
Playing time: 87 minutes
Country: Italy, France
Year: 2022

SYMPATHY FOR MR. Revenge
Special screening
Director: Park Chan-wook
Running time: 129 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2002

THE HAND CLOTHES
Special screening
Director: Park Chan-wook
Running time: 144 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2016

LADY REVENGE
Special screening
Director: Park Chan-wook
Running time: 115 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2005

DECISION TO LEAVE
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Park Chan-wook
Running time: 138 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Park Chan-wook in person

TRIANGLE OF STRAIGHTNESS
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Ruben Östlund
Running time: 147 minutes
Country: France, Germany, Sweden, UK, USA
Year: 2022

HELLRAISER
Director: David Bruckner
Playing time: 120 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director David Bruckner in person + cast TBA

SHIN ULTRAMAN
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Running time: 112 minutes
Country: Japan
Year: 2022

STRANGE: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY
Premiere in the USA
Director: Eric Appel
Running time: 108 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Eric Appel personally

UHF – 35 mm shielding
Special screening
Director: Jay Levey
Playing time: 97 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 1989

ILL
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: John Hyams
Playing time: 83 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 20222
GUESTS: Author Kevin Williams in attendance

THE BEYOND – THE COMPOSER’S APPAREL
World premiere
Director: Lucio Fulci
Playing time: 87 minutes
Country: Italy
Year: 1981

CHILDREN VS. ALIENS
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Jason Eisener
Playing time: 75 minutes
Country: Canada
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Jason Eisener in person

A WOUNDED FAWN
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Travis Stevens
Playing time: 91
Country: USA
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Travis Stevens and Josh Rubin in person

W/H/S 99
Premiere on the West Coast
Directors: Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Tyler MacIntyre, Flying Lotus, Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter
Playing time: 99 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2022
GUESTS: TBD

CRUISING
Special screening
Director: William Friedkin
Running time: 102 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Director William Friedkin in person

KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS – 35mm shield
Special screening
Director: John Cardos
Playing time: 97 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 1971

THE DEVIL’S RAIN – 35mm screening
Special screening
Director: Robert Fuest
Playing time: 86 minutes
County: United States, Mexico
Year: 1975

IMPULSE
World Premiere – 4K restoration
Director: William Grefé
Playing time: 87 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 1974
GUESTS: Actor William Shatner in person

SOMETHING IN THE MUD
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead
Running time: 116 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead in person

THE MENU
Premiere on the West Coast
Director: Mark Mylod
Running time: 106 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2022
GUESTS: TBD

EEGA
Special Screening (Triple Feature with BAAHUBALI + BAAHUBALI 2)
Director: SS Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Running time: 145 minutes
Year: 2012
Guests: With director SS Rajamouli in person

BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Special Screening (Triple Feature with EEGA + BAAHUBALI 2)
Director: SS Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Running time: 159 minutes
Year: 2017
Guests: With director SS Rajamouli in person

BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION
Special Screening (Triple Feature with BAAHUBALI + EEGA)
Director: SS Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Running time: 167 minutes
Year: 2017
Guests: With director SS Rajamouli in person

MAGADHEERA – Friday 10.21
Special screening
Director: SS Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Running time: 166 minutes
Year: 2009

MARYADA RAMANNA – Sunday 10.23
Special screening
Director: SS Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Playing time: 125 minutes
Year: 2010

YAMADONGA – Sunday 10.23
Special screening
Director: SS Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Running time: 171 minutes
Year: 2007

satanic latin americans

SHUDDER THEATER at LOS FELIZ 3

VESPERS
Premiere on the West Coast
Director(s): Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper
Running time: 114 minutes
Country: Lithuania, France, Belgium
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Bruno Samper in person

GOOD BOY
World premiere
Director: Viljar Bøe
Playing time: 74 minutes
Country: Norway
Year: 2022

SATANIC HISPANICIANS
Premiere on the West Coast
Director(s): Mike Mendez, Demian Rugna, Eduardo Sanchez, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Alejandro Brugues
Running time: 105 minutes
Country: USA, Mexico, Argentina
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Mike Mendez, director Alejandro Brugues and other cast + crew in person

DEADSTREAM
Premiere on the West Coast
Director(s): Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter
Playing time: 87 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2022

Here’s a special note about the Shudder Theater at Los Feliz 3:

As a continued ‘thank you’ to the Los Angeles film community, all Beyond Fest programming at the Los Feliz 3 Theater is 100% free from Shudder, the premium streaming service for horror, thriller and supernatural films and series.

Rebranded as the ‘Shudder Theatre’, we will be showing a number of highly anticipated titles including the world premiere of social media horror GRIMCUTTY from director John William Ross, West Coast premieres of Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper’s visionary sci-fi epic VESPER from IFC films, A24’s hairdresser murder-mystery MEDUSA DELUXE, Amanda Kramer’s GIVE ME PITY!, SXSW breakout DEADSTREAM, Decal’s brilliant Jewish horror THE OFFER, Austrian shocker FAMILY DINNER, the latest journey into the strange and funny heart of human darkness from TICKLED director David Farrier, MISTER ORGAN , Michelle Garza Cervera’s Tribeca winner HUESERA, Mark Jenkins’ bone-chilling folk horror ENYS MEN, the Korean action horror that has to be seen to be believed, PROJECT WOLF HUNT, James “Master of the romantic thriller” Nguyen’s latest BIRDEMIC: SEA EAGLE, the revolutionary , first-ever Latin horror anthology SATANIC HISPANICS, post-apocalyptic Fantasia favorite POLARIS and mu The lti-talented Noah Segan’s directorial debut out of blood, vampires and family BLOOD LEARNER, Vera Drew’s brilliant reimagining of an iconic villain and the Midnight Madness sensation THE PEOPLE’S JOKER, as well as a special screening of SHOWTIME’s new series LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

Mad Max: Fury Road

IMAX Headquarters Playa Vista

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL
Special screening
Director: Brad Bird
Running time: 133 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2011

DUNKIRK
Special screening
Director: Christopher Nolan
Running time: 106 minutes
Country: UK, USA, France, Netherlands
Year: 2017

GRAVITY
Special screening
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Playing time: 91 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2013

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Special screening
Director: George Miller
Playing time: 120 minutes
Country: Australia
Year: 2015

Evrim Ersoy, the lead programmer of Beyond Fest, had this to say about the 2022 edition: “After the rejuvenating 2021 edition reminded us of the importance of cinema and community, we knew our 10th anniversary had to be special. And here we are with a program as eclectic, electric and diverse as it community we serve, with old masters mixing with new talent and a chance to discover and celebrate the full spectrum of cinema, including some dream once-in-a-lifetime events.Long live the cinema and glory to the People’s Republic!

Grant Moninger, American Cinematheque Director of Programming and Creative, added: “With over sixty films playing across five incredible theaters, Beyond Fest Tenth Anniversary Edition is a true celebration of the theatrical experience that unites filmmakers with the largest audience in the world. It is a gift to the great city of Los Angeles.

Beyond Fest will also continue to support the filmmaking community with the help of Final Draft, which will present four dedicated short blocks and provide selected films with a copy of Final Draft 12, as well as providing free entry to each of the selected budding screenwriters to Final Draft’s Big Break screenwriting competition.

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2022 go on sale on September 14 at 10:00 a.m. PST on AmericanCinematheque.com. More details can be found there, and at BeyondFest.com.

Festival screenings are vaccinated only. Attendees (aged 18+) must present proof of vaccination and matching photo ID to the theaters for entry. Last vaccination must be registered as 2 weeks before the event. Physical vaccine cards or digital proof of vaccination are acceptable. Accommodation will be provided to those needing a waiver, with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the screening. Test results must be dated and from a reputable testing site (home testing will not be accepted).

Do you want to participate in Beyond Fest 2022? Which of the movies on this list are you most looking forward to? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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