The fine folks at Beyond Fest—the preeminent genre film festival in Los Angeles—have announced their programming slate for this year, and it’s a fantastic list of films and events. As in the past, the festival will blend premieres and retrospective screenings, many of which will include in-depth discussions with a multitude of directors, writers, composers, cinematographers, and actors. The festival is set to take residence at the legendary Egyptian Theater from September 25—October 8.

This year kicks off with the West Coast premiere of Richard Stanley’s highly anticipated adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Color Out Of Space, with Stanley in attendance, along with producer Elijah Wood—both of whom will partake in a Q&A after the screening. Closing out the first night will be festival darling Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real, which just so happens to be another SpectreVision film, so of course Wood (A co-founder of SpectreVision) will be in attendance for another Q&A, this time with director Mortimer and others from the film joining in.

Beyond Fest has also scheduled a variety of retrospective screenings, including a triple feature of genre icon Tom Atkins’ The Fog (1980), Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982), and Night of The Creeps (1986). Atkins will be in attendance for his marathon. In addition, director Karyn Kusama and Megan Fox will be on hand for a screening of their underrated horror film Jennifer’s Body (2009), and Oliver Stone is scheduled to appear with Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson for a 25th-anniversary screening of Natural Born Killers (1994). There really is a lot crammed into these two weeks.

Making a rare appearance in Los Angeles will be Joe Bob Briggs, who is bringing his popular live show, How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, to the floor space in front of the Egyptian Theater’s expansive screen. Briggs has been a beloved titan and one-man wealth of information in the horror scene for years, and with his return to hosting The Last Drive-In on Shudder, his popularity has only increased—In other words, tickets will sell out fast!

More details of the screenings and events can be found on Beyond Fest’s official website, including dates, updates on special appearances, and information on some yet to be announced films. For quick a view, the current lineup can be browsed right here:

 

BLISS

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Director: Joe Begos
Country: USA
Runtime: 80 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Joe Begos

 

COLOR OUT OF SPACE
West Coast Premiere
Director: Richard Stanley
Country: USA
Runtime: 111 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Richard Stanley, Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh Waller

 

COME TO DADDY
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ant Timpson
Country: Canada | New Zealand | Ireland | USA
Runtime: 93 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Ant Timpson and Elijah Wood

 

DANIEL ISN’T REAL

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West Coast Premiere
Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer
Country: USA
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Adam Egypt Mortimer, Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh Waller

 

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
West Coast Premiere
Director: Craig Brewer
Country: USA
Runtime: 118 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander

 

DOLEMITE
Director: D’Urville Martin
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1975

 

 

THE EVIL DEAD: REIMAGINED (4K Restoration)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Sam Raimi
Country: USA
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 1981
In Person: Joe LoDuca, plus a live performance of the re-imagined score

 

THE EXORCIST (Director’s Cut)
Director: William Friedkin
Country: USA
Runtime: 128 min.
Year: 1973
In Person: William Friedkin

 

THE FOG
Director: John Carpenter
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 1980
In Person: Tom Atkins

 

GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

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West Coast Premiere
Director: Travis Stevens
Country: USA
Runtime: 93 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Travis Stevens, Phil Brooks, and Elissa Dowling

 

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Country: USA
Runtime: 98 min.
Year: 1982
In Person: Tom Atkins

 

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS
World Premiere
Director: David A. Weiner
Country: UK
Runtime: 240 minutes
Year: 2019
In Person: TBA

 

JENNIFER’S BODY
Director: Karyn Kusama
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 min.
Year: 2009
In Person: Karyn Kusama and Megan Fox

 

JOE BOB BRIGGS’ “HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD”


Special Event
Country: USA
Runtime: 120 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Joe Bob Briggs

 

JOJO RABBIT
West Coast Premiere
Director: Taika Waititi
Country: Germany | USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Year: 2019

 

LITTLE MONSTERS
West Coast Premiere
Director: Abe Forsythe
Country: Australia | UK | USA
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 2019

 

THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE (4K Restoration)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jorge Grau
Country: Spain | Italy
Runtime: 93 min.
Year: 1974

 

THE LODGE

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West Coast Premiere
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Country: UK | USA
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 2019

 

THE LONG GOODBYE
Director: Robert Altman
Country: USA
Runtime: 113 min.
Year: 1973
In Person: Elliott Gould

 

 

MISTER AMERICA
World Premiere
Director: Eric Notarnicola
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington

 

NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Director: Oliver Stone
Country: USA
Runtime: 118 min.
Year: 1994
GUESTS: Oliver Stone, Juliette Lewis, Woody Harrelson, and Don Murphy

 

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
Director: Fred Dekker
Country: USA
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1986
In Person: Tom Atkins

 

PARASITE

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West Coast Premiere
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Country: South Korea
Runtime: 132 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Bong Joon-ho

 

SAMURAI MARATHON 1855
West Coast Premiere
Director: Bernard Rose
Country: Japan | UK
Runtime: 103 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Bernard Rose and Danny Huston

 

TAMMY AND THE T-REX
West Coast Premiere
Director: Stewart Raffill
Country: USA
Runtime: 82 min.
Year: 1994
In Person: Stewart Raffill, Diane Kirman, and John Goff

 

VFW
West Coast Premiere
Director: Joe Begos
Country: USA
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: Joe Begos, William Sadler, and Stephen Lang

 

1BR


US Premiere
Director: David Marmor
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: David Marmor and Alok Mishra

 

BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON
US Premiere
Director: David Gregory
Country: USA
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 2019
In Person: David Gregory in person, Jim Kunz, and Nicole Mikuzis

 

DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
Director: Al Adamson
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 1971
In Person: Zandor Vorkov, Gary Kent, Jon ‘Bud’ Carson, Ken Osborne, and Mike Ferris

 

JUDY & PUNCH
West Coast Premiere
Director: Mirrah Foulkes
Country: Australia
Runtime: 105 min.
Year: 2019

 

KILLER CROCODILE
Director: Fabrizio De Angelis
Country: Italy
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1989

 

MADMAN
Director: Joe Giannone
Country: USA
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1981

 

MARY
Special Screening
Director: Michael Goi
Country: USA
Runtime: 84 min.
Year: 2019

 

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN

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Memory: The Origins of Alien

LA Premiere
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Country: USA
Runtime: 95 min.
Year: 2019

 

MOOCH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Theatrical Premiere
Director: Richard Erdman
Country: USA
Runtime: 51 min.
Year: 1971

 

PAGANINI HORROR
Director: Luigi Cozzi
Country: Italy
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1989

 

 

PORTALS
World Premiere
Director: Gregg Hale, Liam O’Donnell, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto
Country: USA
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 2019

 

SWALLOW
West Coast Premiere
Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Country: USA | France
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 2019

 

THE VAST OF NIGHT 

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West Coast Premiere
Director: Andrew Patterson
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 2019

Tickets go on sale through Brown Paper Tickets on Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 AM. While members of the American Cinematheque might not receive discounted prices for all screenings, they will be allowed early entrance and seating ahead of general admission.

Having attended this festival for the past several years, I’m excited to try my luck at securing tickets to as many of these screenings as I can. What excites you about the lineup this year—perhaps JoJo Rabbit, Color Out of Space, or maybe seeing Tom Atkins in the flesh? Discuss with the Nightmare on Film Street Community on Twitter, Reddit, or The Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!