Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, returns this year with an incredible 2021 slate. The lineup includes 8 world premieres, 4 US premieres, and 17 west coast premieres.

The 10-day festival running from September 29 – October 11 will see the US premiere of Halloween Kills, among other much-anticipated releases. Other Beyond Fest highlights include the west coast premiere of Palme d’Or winner Titane on 35mm; the world premiere of the newly discovered, never-before-finished New York Ninja; a 4K restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange for the film’s 50th anniversary; and a salute to four-time Academy Award nominee Michael Mann.

Screenings for Beyond Fest will take place at the Legion Theatre, the Aero Theatre, and the Los Feliz 3. Ticket sales benefit the American Cinematheque, a 501c3 non-profit film institution. Attendance requires proof of vaccination, and Guests will be required to wear masks at all times.

Check out the full lineup of films for Beyond Fest, as well as attending special Guests, below.



TITANE (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Julia Ducournau

Country: France, Belgium

Guests: Director Julia Ducournau in person

HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021), US Premiere

Director: David Gordon Green

Country: USA

Guests: Director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum in person

Aero Theatre  Screenings

LAMB (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson

Country: Iceland, Sweden, Poland

Guests: Director Valdimar Jóhannsson and actor Noomi Rapace in person

NEW YORK NINJA (1984), World Premiere

Director: John Liu

Country: USA

Guests: Actors Cynthia Rothrock, Leon Isaac and Adrienne Meltzer, Producer Kurtis Spieler and Brad Henderson in person

FREDDY VS. JASON (2003), Repertory Screening

Director: Ronny Yu

Country: USA

Guests: Writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon in person

YOU’RE NEXT (2011), Repertory Screening

Director: Adam Wingard

Country: USA

Guests: Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett in person

EVIL DEAD (2013), Repertory Screening

Director: Fede Álvarez

Country: USA

Guests: Director/Co-Writer Fede Álvarez in person

V/H/S 94 (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Jennifer Reeder, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows

Country: USA

Guests: Director Simon Barrett, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Producers Brad Miska, Josh Goldbloom and composer Greg Anderson in person

V/H/S (2012), Repertory Screening

Director: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence

Country: USA

Guests: Director Simon Barrett in person

MAD GOD (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Phil Tippett

Country: USA

Guests: Director Phil Tippett in person

STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997), Repertory Screening

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Country: USA

Guests: Phil Tippett in person

COLLATERAL (2204), Repertory Screening

Director: Michael Mann

Country: USA

Guests: Director Michael Mann in person

THIEF (1981), Repertory Screening

Director: Michael Mann

Country: USA

Guests: Director Michael Mann in person

VORTEX (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Gaspar Noé

Country: France

Guests: Director Gaspar Noé in virtual Q&A

POSSESSION (1981), West Coast Premiere – 4K Restoration

Director: Andrzej Żuławski

Country: France, Germany

THE EMPTY MAN (2020), Repertory Screening

Director: David Prior

Country: USA

Guests: Director David Prior in person

THE BLACK PHONE (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Scott Derrickson

Country: USA

Guests: Director Scott Derrickson in person

BLOOD FOR DRACULA (1974), Repertory Screening

Director: Paul Morrisey

Country: Italy, France

Guests: Actor Udo Kier in person

SHUDDER THEATRE (aka Los Feliz 3) Screenings


Director: Kier-La Janisse

Country: USA

ALLISON’S BIRTHDAY (1981), World Premiere – 4K Restoration

Director: Ian Coughlan

Country: Australia

SOUTH OF HEAVEN (2021), World Premiere

Director: Aharon Keshales

Country: USA

Guests: Director Aharon Keshales in person

THE SPINE OF NIGHT (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Morgan Galen King, Philip Gelatt

Country: USA

CODE NAME: NAGASAKI (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Fredrik Hana

Country: Norway

CALIGARI (1989), US Premiere – 4K Restoration

Director: Stephen Sayadian

Country: USA

Guests: Director Stephen Sayadian, Writer Jerry Stahl, Director of Photography Ladi von Jansky

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1972), West Coast Premiere – Uncut Restoration

Director: Amando de Ossorio

Country: France, Portugal

THE FEAST (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Lee Haven Jones

Country: UK

SALOUM (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Jean Luc Herbulot

Country: Senegal, Congo


Director: Dasha Nekrasova

Country: USA

THE SEED (2021), World Premiere

Director: Sam Walker

Country: UK

THE BETA TEST (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Jim Cummings

Country: USA

THE MEDIUM (2021), US Premiere

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun

Country: Thailand, South Korea

EARWIG (2021), US Premiere

Director: Lucile Hadžihalilović

Country: France, Belgium, UK

HOMEBOUND (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Sebastian Godwin

Country: UK

SECRET SCREENING (2021), xxxxxxxx Premiere

Director: xxxx xxxxxxxxx

Country: xx

THE SADNESS (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Rob Jabbaz

Country: Taiwan

A BANQUET (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Ruth Paxton

Country: UK

AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE) (2021), West Coast Premiere

Director: Bertrand Mandico

Country: France

TRAVELLING LIGHT (2021), World Premiere

Director: Bernard Rose

Country: USA

Guests: Director Bernard Rose, Actor Danny Houston, Tony Todd, Olivia D’Abo, Stephen Dorf and Matthew Jacob in person



Director: Lars Von Trier

Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden


Director: André Øvredal

Country: USA, UK

KILL LIST (2011)

Director: Ben Wheatley

Country: UK


Director: Jennifer Kent

Country: Australia


Director: Peter Strickland

Country: UK

MANIAC (2012)

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Country: USA

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