Beyond Fest’s Full 2022 Line Up Includes ‘Halloween Ends’ and More
The tenth anniversary edition of the most popular genre festival in the States will also feature premieres of ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ and ‘Christmas, Bloody Christmas’.
We brought word last week that hugely popular genre festival Beyond Fest would be featuring a retrospective about the work of ‘RRR’ director S.S. Rajamouli. Now the full details of this year’s event have arrived.
The complete slate of 2022 programming comprises 63 features, including 10 world premieres, 3 US premieres, and 25 West Coast Premieres over 15 days of cinematic excess from September 27th – October 11th.
Partnering with American Cinematheque, Beyond Fest will screen at the legendary IMAX at the TCL Chinese, Hollywood Legion Theatre, Aero Theatre, Los Feliz 3, and IMAX headquarters with all ticket sales going to the 501c3 non-profit film institution.
The tenth anniversary of the festival will open with two free screenings of Finn Parker’s horror ‘Smile’ and closes with a world premiere of David Gordon Green’s wrap-up to his ‘Halloween’ trilogy, ‘Halloween Ends’.
“After the rejuvenating 2021 edition reminded us of the importance of cinema and community, we knew our 10th anniversary had to be special,” head of programming Evrim Ersoy said. ‘And here we are with a program as eclectic, electric and diverse as the community we serve with old masters mingling with new talent and a chance to discover and celebrate the whole spectrum of films including some once-in-a-lifetime dream events. Long live cinema and glory to the People's Republic!”
All Beyond Fest programming at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre is 100% free courtesy of streaming service Shudder. Rebranded as the ‘Shudder Theater,’ it will be host to a series of hotly 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 science-fiction epic ‘Vesper’ from IFC films.
Also on offer? A24’s one-take hairdressing murder mystery 'Medusa Deluxe,' Amanda Kramer’s ‘Give Me Pity!’, the SXSW breakout ‘Deadstream’, Decal’s Jewish lore horror ‘The Offspring’, Austrian shocker ‘Family Dinner’ and the latest journey into the heart of human darkness from ‘Tickled’ director David Farrier, ‘ Mister Organ’.
For TV fans, there will be a special screening of Showtime’s new small-screen adaptation of vampire tale ‘Let The Right One In’.