Beyond Fest 2022 line-up includes Halloween Ends, Hellraiser, V/H/S/99, and much more!


Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre festival in the United States, is returning to Los Angeles for its tenth anniversary edition, which will be held from September 27th through October 11th. Beyond Fest screenings will be taking place at Hollywood Legion Theatre, Aero Theatre, Los Feliz 3, the legendary IMAX at the TCL Chinese, and IMAX headquarters. All ticket sales will be going 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 is getting a theatrical release on September 30th), a free screening of the Amazon release My Best Friend’s Exorcism, two screenings of Hulu’s Hellraiser reboot, 35mm screenings of The Devil’s Rain and Kingdom of the Spiders, the west coast premiere of V/H/S/99, and – on the closing night – the world premiere of Halloween Ends! Plus, new movies from Kevin Williamson, Joe Begos, Park Chan-wook, Dario Argento, and Jason Eisener!

Here’s the full list:

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LEGION THEATRE

TRICK ‘R’ TREAT
Special Screening
Director: Michael Doughtery
Runtime: 100 minutes
Year: 2007
GUESTS: Director Michael Doughtery in person
RSVP registration opens at 12:00pm Tuesday, September 27th

CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS
World Premiere
Director: Joe Begos
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 minutes
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Joe Begos and other cast+crew in person

HALLOWEEN ENDS
World Premiere
Director: David Gordon Green
Country: United States
Runtime: 120 minutes
Year: 2022

Kids vs. Aliens

MUBI THEATRE at AERO THEATRE

SMILE
West Coast Premiere
Director: Parker Finn
Country: United States
Runtime: 115 minutes
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Parker Finn and other cast+crew in person
RSVP registration open at 12:00pm Tuesday, September 20th

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
West Coast Premiere
Director: Martin McDonagh
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Runtime: 114 minutes
Year: 2022
GUESTS: TBD

MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM
World Premiere
Director: Damon Thomas
Country: United States
Runtime:
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Damon Thomas and Elsie Fisher, Cathy ang, Rachel Ogechi, and Christopher Lowell.
RSVP registration opens at 12:00pm Thursday, September 22nd

HOLY SPIDER
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ali Abbasi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France
Runtime: 117 minutes

DARK GLASSES
West Coast Premiere
Director: Dario Argento
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: Italy, France
Year: 2022

SYMPATHY FOR MR VENGEANCE
Special Screening
Director: Park Chan-wook
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2002

THE HANDMAIDEN
Special Screening
Director: Park Chan-wook
Runtime: 144 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2016

LADY VENGEANCE
Special Screening
Director: Park Chan-wook
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: South Korea
Year: 2005

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

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ruben Östlund
Runtime: 147 minutes
Country: France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Year: 2022

HELLRAISER
Director: David Bruckner
Runtime: 120 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director David Bruckner in person + cast TBA

SHIN ULTRAMAN
West Coast Premiere
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Runtime: 112 minutes
Country: Japan
Year: 2022

WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY
US Premiere
Director: Eric Appel
Runtime: 108 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Eric Appel in person

UHF – 35mm Screening
Special Screening
Director: Jay Levey
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 1989

SICK
West Coast Premiere
Director: John Hyams
Runtime: 83 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 20222
GUESTS: Writer Kevin Williams in attendance

THE BEYOND – COMPOSER’S CUT
World Premiere
Director: Lucio Fulci
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: Italy
Year: 1981

KIDS VS. ALIENS
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jason Eisener
Runtime: 75 minutes
Country: Canada
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Jason Eisener in person

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

V/H/S 99
West Coast Premiere
Directors: Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Tyler MacIntyre, Flying Lotus, Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2022
GUESTS: TBD

CRUISING
Special Screening
Director: William Friedkin
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Director William Friedkin in person

KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS – 35mm Screening
Special Screening
Director: John Cardos
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 1971

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

IMPULSE
World Premiere – 4K Restoration
Director: William Grefé
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 1974
GUESTS: Actor William Shatner in person

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT
West Coast Premiere
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead
Runtime: 116 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead in person

THE MENU
West Coast Premiere
Director: Mark Mylod
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2022
GUESTS: TBD

EEGA
Special Screening (Triple feature with BAAHUBALI + BAAHUBALI 2)
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 145 minutes
Year: 2012
Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in person

BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Special Screening (Triple feature with EEGA + BAAHUBALI 2)
Director: S.S Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 159 minutes
Year: 2017
Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in person

BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION
Special Screening (Triple feature with BAAHUBALI + EEGA)
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 167 minutes
Year: 2017
Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in person

MAGADHEERA – Friday 10.21
Special Screening
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 166 minutes
Year: 2009

MARYADA RAMANNA – Sunday 10.23
Special Screening
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 125 minutes
Year: 2010

YAMADONGA – Sunday 10.23
Special Screening
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 171 minutes
Year: 2007

Satanic Hispanics

SHUDDER THEATRE at LOS FELIZ 3

VESPER
West Coast Premiere
Director(s): Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper
Runtime: 114 minutes
Country: Lithuania, France, Belgium
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Bruno Samper in person

GOOD BOY
World Premiere
Director: Viljar Bøe
Runtime: 74 minutes
Country: Norway
Year: 2022

SATANIC HISPANICS
West Coast Premiere
Director(s): Mike Mendez, Demian Rugna, Eduardo Sanchez, Gigi Saul Guerrero , Alejandro Brugues
Runtime: 105 minutes
Country: United States, Mexico, Argentina
Year: 2022
GUESTS: Director Mike Mendez, Director Alejandro Brugues and other cast + crew in person

DEADSTREAM
West Coast Premiere
Director(s): Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2022

Here’s a special note on the Shudder theatre at the Los Feliz 3:

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

Rebranded as the ‘Shudder Theater,’ we will be screening 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, A24’s one-take hairdressing murder mystery MEDUSA DELUXE, Amanda Kramer’s GIVE ME PITY!, the SXSW breakout DEADSTREAM, Decal’s brilliant Jewish lore horror THE OFFERING, Austrian shocker FAMILY DINNER, the latest journey into the weird and funny heart of human darkness from TICKLED director David Farrier, MISTER ORGAN, Michelle Garza Cervera’s Tribeca-winner HUESERA, Mark Jenkin’s bone-chilling folk horror ENYS MEN, the must-be-seen-to-be-believed Korean action-horror PROJECT WOLF HUNTING, James “Master of the romantic thriller” Nguyen’s latest BIRDEMIC: SEA EAGLE, the revolutionary first-ever Latin horror anthology SATANIC HISPANICS, the post-apocalyptic Fantasia favorite POLARIS, and multi-talented Noah Segan’s directorial debut of blood, vampires and family BLOOD RELATIVES, Vera Drew’s brilliant reimagining of a iconic villain and 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
Runtime: 133 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2011

DUNKIRK
Special Screening
Director: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: United Kingdom, United States, France, Netherlands
Year: 2017

GRAVITY
Special Screening
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Runtime: 91 minutes
Country: United States
Year: 2013

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Special Screening
Director: George Miller
Runtime: 120 minutes
Country: Australia
Year: 2015

Evrim Ersoy, the head programmer for 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 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!

Grant Moninger, American Cinematheque Director of Programming and Creative, added: “With over sixty films playing across five incredible theatres, the Beyond Fest Tenth Anniversary Edition is a true celebration of the theatrical experience uniting filmmakers with the greatest audience in the world. It’s 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 who will be presenting four dedicated short blocks and supplying the selected films with a copy of Final Draft 12 as well as giving free entry for each of the selected budding screenwriters into Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest.

Tickets to Beyond Fest 2022 will go on sale September 14th at 10am PST on AmericanCinematheque.com. More details can be found there, and at BeyondFest.com.

Festival screenings are vaccinated-only. Attendees (ages 18+) need to present at the theatres a proof of vaccination and matching photo ID for entry. Last vaccination must be recorded as 2 weeks prior to the event. Physical vaccine cards or digital proof of vaccination are acceptable. Accommodations will be provided to those needing exemption 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 tests will not be accepted).

Will you be attending 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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