Late last week, Beyond Fest 2017 hosted a double feature of Predator and The Running Man to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of both films, and star Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in person for a Q&A session beforehand. It was everything an Arnold fan could have hoped for: great stories, terrific jokes, and even a surprise appearance by Predator co-star Bill Duke.
Read on for some highlights of the event, including a video of Arnold arm wrestling a young fan and the actor’s recounting of how he orchestrated one of Hollywood’s all-time great troll moves during the height of his feud with Sylvester Stallone. Read More »
Beyond Fest is the biggest genre film festival in Los Angeles, and this year, the organizers have outdone themselves. The lineup of movies alone is jaw-dropping, but what really takes it to the next level is the list of talent they’ve secured to appear in person at the fest. Get a load of these names: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Edgar Wright, Walter Hill, Dario Argento, Vince Vaughn, Tommy Wiseau, and more are all slated to show up. Take a look at the line-up below.
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For those who live in LA, October is a great month. Several theaters really orient the month’s programming to horror, the supernatural, and the strange. One of the best recent events in town is Beyond Fest, which in 2014 runs from September 25 to October 4. (Leaving fans the rest of October to enjoy horror at other venues!)
This year, the Beyond Fest lineup lives up to its name, with a new 4K transfer of Halloween, for which John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis will be in attendance. There’s the local premiere of the Hollywood horror Starry Eyes; the Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Nightcrawler; Horns, the Daniel Radcliffe film from Alexandre Aja; the remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown; and a Fight Club retrospective screening with Chuck Palahnuik and Jim Uhls in attendance.
Beyond the big-ticket items, many of the fest’s screenings are free. Films such as The ABCs of Death 2, The Editor, Norway, and Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD will all be LA premieres that won’t cost you a dime. Check out the full Beyond Fest 2014 lineup below. Read More »