To celebrate the upcoming release of Ash Vs Evil Dead, we figured there was no better way to make it last than with ink, permanent ink.

We’ve partnered with Starz and Studio City tattoo to bring you a series of flash tattoos that will be administered on site to the most dedicated EVIL DEAD fans. We’ll be tattooing at the EVIL DEAD event this Saturday from 5:30 PM and will have a sign in sheet posted up on the front doors of the theater. Tattoos are free and sign up is first come first served.

Also, getting a tattoo gets you into the theater before anyone else so get to Beyond Fest early and get ready to get groovy.

A Salute to the Master: Wes Craven

Presented by Masters of Horror

With the film world still reeling from the loss of an incredible legend, Beyond Fest, the American Cinematheque and Masters of Horror are proud to announce a tribute to Wes Craven, an auteur and icon of the genre.

To celebrate Wes’ life, we’re screening a double bill of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Serpent & The Rainbow, and will be joined by guests including Robert Englund,Tom Holland, Ti West, Jonathan Craven, and more! Proceeds from tickets sales will go to a charity designated by the Craven family. Tickets will be made available shortly!

A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the undisputed genre classics and the film that made Craven a household name. Focusing on Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and her friends whose dreams are stalked by a vicious serial killer named Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), Nightmare is a masterpiece in tension and discomfort, creating a dream landscape that once seen, can never be unseen or forgotten.

The Serpent & The Rainbow is Craven’s masterful exploration of a tale of horror loosely based on a true story. Dr. Dennis Allan (Bill Pullman), a Harvard anthropologist from the States, is sent to Haiti to find a miraculous powder purported to bring the dead back to life. The cynical scientist quickly finds himself on a nightmarish journey through the darkest heart of voodoo and black magic when he starts meddling in things he doesn’t understand, namely ancient curses and blood rites. Craven’s brilliant gem presents voodoo in a beautifully realistic manner whilst keeping a constant sense of palpable supernatural dread.


Calling All EVIL DEAD-Heads!

The man, the myth, the chin Bruce Campbell is coming to Beyond Fest for a celebration of THE EVIL DEAD presented by Starz and ASH VS EVIL DEAD.

Bruce Campbell, aka Ash, aka Ashley J. Williams, aka He-who-has-come-from-the-sky-to-deliver-us-from- the-terrors-of-the-Deadites, is bringing his boomstick to the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, October 3rd to get groovy with us all. Bruce will be joined in conversation by director Edgar Wright to talk all things Evil Dead between an epic double bill of the first two movies projected on 35mm.

Tickets for this event are $15 and will go on sale through Brown Paper Tickets on Saturday, September 5th at high noon, however, if you’re a serious Evil Dead fan you have a shot at getting two tickets for FREE before anyone else…

We’re going to be giving away 25 pairs of tickets to the most hardcore Evil Dead fans for FREE this Friday, September 4th at 7PM at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd, however, here’s the catch… To show you’re the most die hard Evil Dead fan you’re going to have to prove it by showing us your Evil Dead tattoo. Yep, that’s right, if you have an Evil Dead tattoo you get two free tickets AND you get early entry into the theater to pick the best seats in the house.

Now, there are guidelines for these tattoos… First, they have to be CLEARLY from the Evil Dead movies, that means Ash, Henrietta, Deadites, the Necronomicon, flying eyeballs into gaping mouths etc. (leave your random chainsaws at home). Second, there’s nothing dainty about The Evil Dead so your tattooes can’t be either – nothing smaller than three inches in length gets you tickets. If you’re not sure if your ink qualifies, email it to info [at] by noon Friday and we’ll let you know what’s up. Tickets are first come first served and you’ll have to line up inside the store along the east wall if you get there early.

We admit, this is pretty nuts but there are some serious fans out there who live and die by these films, it only makes sense to give a little back to those who have supported Sam and Bruce so hard.

For those of you that don’t have an Evil Dead tattoo yet don’t despair, Studio City Tattoo will be on site at the Egyptian on October 3rd giving free tattoos to anyone who wants one. You’ll need a ticket to the show but you’ll get in early if you get a tattoo on site. Follow us on Twitter for more info closer to the event.

Let’s get groovy, Los Angeles.


LEGEND, THE ASSASSIN, BONE TOMAHAWK, YAKUZA APOCALYPSE, THE INVITATION and THE MIND’S EYE join Bruce Campbell, Edgar Wright, Al Pacino, Brett Ratner, Henry Rollins, Shepard Fairey, Fabio Frizzi, Die Antwoord’s Ninja and The Meltdown’s Jonah & Kumail for a slate featuring 16 West Coast Premieres, iconic repertory titles, and live musical performances!

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 3, 2015 – Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st – Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.

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FREE Popcorn Screening

We are super happy to announce that we have a FREE screening of Popcorn on 35mm on 10/4/14 at 4.30 as part of Beyond Fest in conjunction with our friends Secret Sixteen.

Star Jill Schoelen will be in attendence and there will also be free popcorn.

We’ll have a Q&A after the film and plenty of giveaways too.




As an addition to the already exciting screening of ‘Halloween’ tomorrow, immediately after the film El Rey Network will screen an episode of ‘The Director’s Chair’ featuring Robert Rodriguez and the horror master himself; John Carpenter!

The Director’s Chair is an hour-long series with a ten episode run featuring “the industry’s most notable directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.”

El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English-language television and digital network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez for everyone who loves action-packed and irreverent entertainment. Birthed from a different perspective, El Rey Network will be the first cable and digital network launched by a creative visionary whose body of film work has garnered diehard fans around the world that celebrate his rebel take on entertainment.

Now for the first time on television, El Rey Network’s programming will reflect Robert Rodriguez’s unique personal style and taste, along with the contributions of his artistic collective of friends. Whether it’s his new original-signature-dramas or favorite action, horror, grindhouse, sci-fi, or next-generation sports, the Network will be broadly entertaining and riveting for everyone who’s a renegade at heart.


New Guests Added to Beyond Fest!

TOKYO TRIBE promises a raucous opening with the legendary man behind the manga, Santa Inoue, making his way from Japan to introduce the film he birthed. Joining Santa will be TOKYO TRIBE actors Akihiro Kitamura and Hitomi Katayama to share stories about the film’s epic production.

Mega-producer Jason Blum (INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, SINISTER, THE PURGE) and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) take the stage to talk about their terrifying new masterpiece at Shock Till You Drop’s free screening of THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN.

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Tokyo Tribe’s Santa Inoue at Beyond Fest!

Santa Inoue, creator of seminal works such as ‘Neighbour No 13’ and ‘Tokyo Tribe’ has confirmed he’ll be flying to L.A. to attend the screening of the film that Twitch called ‘the best new musical of the decade’. After woving the audiences at Toronto, ‘Tokyo Tribe’ will be storming L.A. with members of the the cast and the original creator of the manga!

He also hinted that there might be a surprise for those attending the screening…

Buy tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event!




Snowpiercer at Beyond Fest to be Attended by Ed Brubaker!

Comic book writer Ed Brubaker  (Captain America, Batman, Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil) will now be attending the Snowpiercer screening at Beyond Fest alongside the comic’s creator Jean-MArc Rochette.

Brubaker whose work recently was the basis for the blockbuster Marvel hit ‘Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier” is one of the most respected comic book writers currently working in the field. He will be joining Rochette to discuss the adaptation of the comic into the film.

Snowpiercer is the cult hit from Bong Joon-Ho and has been called by “an intellectually and artistically superior vehicle” by The Hollywood Reporter.



Nightcrawler Called ‘nasty, funny film’ by The Guardian at Toronto Film Festival

Nightcrawler which is to screen later this month at Beyond Fest with the director Dan Gilroy in attendance is currently wowing audiences at Toronto International Film Festival.

Reporting from the festival, Henry Barnes wrote in his glowing review:

“From a subdued start Nightcrawler unfurls into a ghoulish and wickedly funny satire on journalism, the job market and self-help culture. Lou is a retro creation: a strange, real character lurking in a moral grey area. Gyllenhaal, slimmed down and bug-eyed, looks like Nosferatu, but has the manic vulnerability of Andy Kaufman. Lou’s like a Wes Anderson character who’s ambition has warped into a realm of violent sociopathy.”

Barnes concludes: “Nightcrawler is a nasty, funny film. A tribute to the vile and a celebration of the dark.”




Twitch calls Tokyo Tribe the Best Musical of the New Decade!

Tokyo Tribe (screening at Beyond Fest with cast members Santa Inoue and Akihito Kitamura) woved audiences at the screening at aToronto International Film Festival got glowing reviews from leading website Twitch.

“Filled with one liners that will make you laugh, bloody violence and great acting (using real rappers, artists, DJs, tattoo designers, etc.), Tokyo Tribe is a film to see with an audience; they will sing and chant, and move their feet around. So, yes it is a very, very fun movie. It might be the most fun that Sono has ever put on screen. It’s also a revelation of how musicals can be executed. Filmmakers, take note, hip hop is not dead.”

Read more at Twitch!





Beyond Fest to Host Presentation of Halloween With John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis Q&A

Cross-posted from Shock Til You Drop:

Beyond Fest makes it return to Los Angeles this month, running September 25th to October 4th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. And while we’re waiting on the full programming reveal – which is coming soon (and I’ll tell you, it’s amazing from what I’m hearing) – I’m going to share a morsel with you right now.

Pencil this date in on your calendar: Wednesday October 1st. That is when Beyond Fest hosts a special Dean Cundey-approved restored print of Halloween on the big screen. But there’s more: Both director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis are going to be attending for a special Q&A!

The fact the two of them are coming together for this event is incredible. And I can’t remember how long it has been since I personally saw Curtis take the stage for a Halloween screening (over 10 years at least).

This fall is a big deal for the Halloween franchise. Anchor Bay and Scream Factory have come together to bring fans a massive Halloween Blu-ray collection that features all of the films with tons of bonus features. That streets on September 23rd (so soon!).

Okay, so you got that, Los Angeles readers? Halloween. October 1st. JC and JLC in the house.

Beyond Fest is going to be nuts…