David Cronenberg is one of horror’s most celebrated filmmakers and easily the face of the entire body-horror subgenre. His work in film has spanned 4 decades, multiple genres, and inspired countless other directors. His cult classic Rabid is currently being remade by fellow Canadians Jen and Sylvia Soska, and promises to bring Cronenberg’s unique vision of terror to a new generation.

Beyond Fest recently announced their first-wave films and have now unveiled a retrospective fit for a Fiend. The Cronenberg on Cronenberg: A Retrospective of The New Flesh will present 13 of Cronenbergs films on 35mm. Included among them are Videodrome, The Fly, History of Violence, ScannersThe Brood, and Rabid. Cronenberg will be in attendance for several films, joined by composer and frequent collaborator Howard Shore, as well as actresses Geena Davis, Debbie Harry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Tickets for Beyond Fest are on sale now, and the full 2018 lineup will be announced September 11, 2018.




From The Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, August 28, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh, an exhaustive,13-film celebration of the legendary auteur’s career. Returning to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade, David Cronenberg will be in attendance for three, special event screenings at the legendary Egyptian Theatre where he will be joined by actors, collaborators, and guest moderators.

Co-presented by Telefilm Canada, the American Cinematheque’s partner for the annual Canada Now film festival, and with the support of the Consulate General of Canada, Cronenberg on Cronenberg opens on Saturday, September 29th with The Shaping of Rage, an all-day marathon of David Cronenberg’s early films, SHIVERS, RABID, THE BROOD, and SCANNERS, presented sequentially and on 35mm. That evening, Cronenberg will be joined by long-time collaborator Howard Shore for a 30th anniversary screening of DEAD RINGERS with director Mick Garris moderating a post screening Q&A.

A spotlight shines on giant bugs on Sunday, September 30th with a double bill of THE FLY and NAKED LUNCH where Cronenberg will be joined with THE FLY’s Geena Davis, and the composer of both films, Howard Shore.

Cronenberg’s groundbreaking approach to the distorted world of virtual reality is examined on Monday, October 1st with a double bill of VIDEODROME and EXISTENZ. Cronenberg will be joined in person by composer Howard Shore and his two lead actresses, Debbie Harry and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Director Leigh Whannell will moderate the Q&A between films.

“David Cronenberg has been a visionary master of the art of cinema for over four decades. Screening these iconic films here in LA with his collaborators and partners is an absolute dream. Unless Kubrick is in hiding we will probably quit after this.” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes.

In addition to the screening events at the Egyptian Theatre, there are two double bills at the Aero Theatre: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE & EASTERN PROMISES and CRASH & SPIDER. All 13 films screened during Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be on 35mm film.


To commemorate Cronenberg’s presence at Beyond Fest, renowned artist Alan Hynes has created an exclusive print and industry-leading collectibles brand, Mondo, have created a series of Cronenberg-related products that will be exclusively available at the festival.

Tickets for Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque at 10AM Saturday, September 1st.

The remaining slate for Beyond Fest 2018 will be announced shortly.




Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 1976

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 1977

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 1979

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 103 min.
Year: 1981

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 min.
Year: 2017
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA / UK / Canada
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 1986
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Geena Davis

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK / Japan
Runtime: 115 min.
Year: 1991
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, (Geena Davis)

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 1983
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Debbie Harry (Jennifer Jason Leigh)


Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK / France
Runtime: 97 min.
Year: 1999
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Debbie Harry)


Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA / Germany / Canada
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 2005

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: UK / Canada / USA
Runtime: 101 min.
Year: 2007

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK / France
Runtime: 98 min.
Year: 2002

Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 1996


Attend Beyond Fest:
Tickets for Beyond Fest 2018 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on InstagramFacebook & Twitter.

We are now accepting press credential applications for Beyond Fest 2018. To apply, please send your name and outlet as well as a letter of assignment from your editor or a business card to Katrina Wan for consideration. The deadline to apply for press credentials is Wednesday, September 19th. Please note all applications are subject to approval.


For Beyond Fest Media Inquiries:
CONTACT: Katrina Wan, Publicist
PHONE: 323-240-9996
E-MAIL: Katrina Wan

For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Christian Parkes
E-MAIL: Christian Parkes


Beyond Fest
Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre
community of Los Angeles. Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque and Death
Waltz Recording Co.. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film
institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.

American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur.

The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the
American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in
Santa Monica.

Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of the country’s
audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm Canada supports dynamic
companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm Canada also makes
recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of
Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the
Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit  telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at  twitter.com/telefilm_canada  and on  Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

Canada Now
Canada Now is an annual showcase of recent award-winning and critically acclaimed films from north of the border that celebrate the independent spirit that has always been a hallmark of Canadian cinema. CANADA NOW is co-presented by Telefilm Canada and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles.


The 2019 edition will be held from March 21–24 at the Aero Theatre. Follow us on Facebook
at  facebook.com/CanadaNowFilm/  or visit  canadanowfestival.com.

Death Waltz Recording Co.
FOUNDED in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been
at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene . In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide
programming ranging from hard-to-find independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood
blockbusters. Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.


Will you be attending Beyond Fest this year? What is your favourite David Cronenberg film?


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