Free Advance Screening of Suspiria

Free Advance Screening!

SUSPIRIA, 2018, Amazon Studios, 152 min. Dir. Luca Guadagnino.

Oscar nominee Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) directs an unsettling and original take on the 1977 cult horror classic SUSPIRIA. In this riveting psychological thriller, American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin hoping to join the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company. In her very first rehearsal, Susie stuns the company’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her talent, vaulting to the position of lead dancer. Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the “Mothers” who run the company of being witches. But before she can flee, she is captured and tortured by a mysterious force somehow connected to Susie’s dancing. Despite these early warning signs, Susie continues her rise to the top of the dance academy at all costs. As rehearsals continue for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, “Volk,” Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the dance company goes beyond dancing.

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BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

Complimenting 13-film Cronenberg retrospective, Beyond Fest completes its biggest line up with 24 West Coast Premieres including HALLOWEEN, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, CLIMAX, DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE, WIDOWS, LORDS OF CHAOS, world premieres of BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME 2 and MONSTER PARTY, and an encore preview of SUSPIRIA.

Los Angeles, CA – Friday, September 14, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its complete slate of 2018 programming featuring 46 features and 24 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Hulu and Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 14 days of cinematic splendor spanning Wednesday, September 26th – Tuesday, October 9th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate celebrating cinema from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with Gaspar Noe’s dizzying acid-nightmare CLIMAX, with star Sofia Boutella in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon S. Craig Zahler, Vince Vaughn and their uber-rugged crime-opus DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their West Coast debuts in the Hulu Theatre include BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE with writer/director Drew Goddard in person, LORDS OF CHAOS presented unrated and uncut by director Jonas Åckerlund, AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN with stars Aubrey Plaza and Craig Robinson joining director Jim Hosking in person, Steve McQueen’s electrifying, female-led thriller, WIDOWS, master director Zhang Yimou’s jaw-dropping return to martial arts/wuxia, SHADOW and the triumphant return of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero for the world premiere of BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME 2. The Hulu Theatre will also debut a series of festive shorts created specifically by Hulu for their annual Huluween celebration.

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BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ‘CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH’ WITH LEGENDARY AUTEUR, DAVID CRONENBERG, IN ATTENDANCE

Career-spanning, 13-film retrospective includes event screenings including guests Debbie Harry, Geena Davis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Howard Shore.

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.

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BEYOND FEST PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE FOR THE MEG-A-THON AND 35MM 3-D RARITIES

Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG headlines a free triple-feature of cinemas most gargantuan sharks as part of American Cinematheque’s 3-D festival

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, July 26, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce THE MEG-A-THON, a FREE night of mega-jawed cinema celebrating the biggest, baddest and bloodiest sharks ever committed to the big screen, featuring a special sneak preview of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG. Co-presented by 501c3 non-profit, American Cinematheque, the MEG-A-THON devours Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, August 4th.

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Beyond Fest, STXfilms and SR Media are proud to announce Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan on Friday, October 6th at the Egyptian Theatre

In honor of Jackie Chan’s epic return to the big screen on Friday, October 13th in STXfilms’ THE FOREIGNER, Beyond Fest have partnered with STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and SR Media, to present a very special triple bill featuring an uber-rare, in-person Q&A with the legend himself, the Cannonball, Jackie Chan.

Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan consists of three films personally selected by Jackie Chan and opens with the rarely screened opulence of MIRACLES – MR. CANTON AND THE LADY ROSE. Immediately following MIRACLES, Jackie will join us for a moderated Q&A that will then be followed by 35mm screenings of POLICE STORY 3: SUPER COP and POLICE STORY.

Tickets for Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan go on sale on Wednesday, September 27th at 12 PM PST and are available via Fandango. Doors will open at 6 PM with MIRACLES beginning at 7 PM.

Tickets – $20

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BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vince Vaughn, Dario Argento, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Edgar Wright, Tommy Wiseau and Paul Williams headline a star studded roster of guests and a slate featuring 23 West Coast Premieres including BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, and BEST F(R)IENDS.

 

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 7, 2017 Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2017 programming featuring 32 events and 23 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 29th – Tuesday, October 10th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.   

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with director S.Craig Zahler returning with Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon Yorgos Lanthimos’ ferociously-twisted follow-up to THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their debuts include the World Premiere of Justin MacGregor’s BEST F(R)IENDS with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunited and in person, Joe Lynch’s blissfully violent MAYHEM, and, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, a very special theatrical premiere of JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON with the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in person with the show’s cast and creators.

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HEADSHOT Returns to the Egyptian!

As promised, we’re doing a replacement screening of HEADSHOT on Monday October 17th at 7:30 PM in the big room (Lloyd E. Rigler screen) at the Egyptian Theatre.

This is a free screening, open to all. Those who attended the original screening on October 4th will be seated first; please bring your ticket stubs/vouchers to be in this line.

Join us for the best action film of 2016! Read film description & view trailer.

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood Join Beyond Fest for Debut Screening of New 70-mm Print of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“As part of the ongoing Beyond Fest, on Sunday night “2001: A Space Odyssey” will show at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood with actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in attendance.

And while that is cause enough for excitement among movie fans, it is possible the real star of the evening could be the physical print of the movie itself. The event will be the debut screening for a new 70-mm print that the American Cinematheque will have exclusive exhibition rights to in a five-year deal with Warner Brothers.

The Cinematheque will schedule two extended runs for the print per year, one at the Egyptian and one at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.” Continue Reading at LATimes.com

Beyond Fest Announces Two Additional, Incredible Films to Close Out 2016

Beyond Fest is proud to announce two incredible films which will be closing out its 2016 slate.

First, we’re literally over the moon about unveiling sci-fi masterpiece ARRIVAL as this year’s closing night film! Denis Villeneuve’s latest and greatest brought down the house in Austin last week and we’re thrilled to be bringing the West Coast premiere of this film to you, LA.

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Do Not Miss The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Due to overwhelming demand, TIFF Midnight Madness breakout smash THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE moves from the Shudder Theatre to the big room for a special free screening this Friday, October 7th at 10:30pm, at the Egyptian Theatre during Beyond Fest.

Visionary André Øvredal’s long awaited follow-up to cult classic TROLL HUNTER cuts to the bone as father-and-son coroners (Brian Cox & Emile Hirsch) unravel a horrific mystery wrapped in a terrifying riddle when the body of a murdered young woman arrives for a late-night examination.

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Nicolas Cage & Bruce Campbell at Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is incredibly honored and proud to announce that the one and only Nicolas Cage will be joining Paul Schrader in person at our Friday (9/30) screening of DOG EAT DOG at the Egyptian Theatre!

Grab one of the last remaining tickets for this incredible one-night-only event!
Tickets are $11 and include entry to both DOG EAT DOG & TAXI DRIVER.

If that’s not enough, we’re equally thrilled to announce the triumphant return of the inimitable Bruce Campbell, who will join us for a special preview of ASH VS EVIL DEAD’s Season 2 premiere on October 2nd at 7:30pm, directly preceding THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT with Fabio Frizzi!

Limited tickets are still available for $20 and include entry to ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 premiere, THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT, and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Just Added: Exclusive Sneak Peek of Gavin O’Connor’s THE ACCOUNTANT

Beyond Fest is beyond thrilled to announce the addition of an exclusive free sneak peek of Gavin O’Connor’s highly anticipated new thriller, THE ACCOUNTANT, to this year’s lineup!
Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow, THE ACCOUNTANT follows a forensic accountant (Affleck) as he un-cooks the books for illicit clients.
Gavin O’Connor (PRIDE AND GLORY, WARRIOR) will join us for a Q&A on October 3rd at 7:30pm following the free sneak preview screening, courtesy of Warners Bros. Pictures.
Limited free tickets are available!

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

RAW, THE BAD BATCH, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ANNIVERSARY, DOG EAT DOG, TAXI DRIVER ANNIVERSARY, 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY (70mm), DAWN OF THE DEAD 3-D, PHANTASM: REMASTERED, IN THE VALLEY OF VIOLENCE join Kurt Russell, James Gunn, RZA, Paul Schrader, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood & Fabio Frizzi for a slate featuring 23 West Coast Premieres, iconic repertory screenings, and live musical performances!

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 8, 2016 Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US is excited to announce its full slate of 2016 programming featuring 27 events and 23 West Coast premieres of mind-bending movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 30th – Tuesday, October 11th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.   

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Beyond Fest, Starz, Death Waltz Recording Co. Present a Night of the Dead

Featuring Fabio Frizzi’s THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD on 35mm and a Special Secret Screening

Legendary composer Fabio Frizzi returns to Los Angeles to perform THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut, the first ever live rescore of Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece, THE BEYOND, and is accompanied by two screenings of the living dead.

Beyond Fest have partnered with Starz and Death Waltz Recording Co. to bring the illustrious composer Fabio Frizzi back to Los Angeles where he will be performing a completely new composition to Lucio Fulci’s supernatural shocker. Famed for his iconic Fulci’s scores (ZOMBI 2, SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, MANHATTAN BABY), THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT, marks a daunting and decidedly different approach to the film and its score, one that has never been seen in the US until now. Complete with his 7-piece band, the maestro will perform for one night only on Sunday, October 2nd at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

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Beyond Fest + Legion M invites you to experience three terrifying visions of virtual reality horror from Dark Corner Studios

This year marks the first time that Beyond Fest has entered the virtual reality space, and it’s doing so in a big way. Partnering with Los Angeles VR studio Dark Corner, and Legion M, Beyond Fest will be playing three terrifying VR experiences from the team that wrecked senses with their 360-hospital-shocker Catatonic. Founded by commercial director extraordinaire Guy Shelmerdine, Dark Corner is the world’s first genre VR studio and they will be showcasing their very best. MULE is Shelmerdine’s eagerly awaited follow-up to CATATONIC. An emotional, fast-paced hell-ride that catapults the viewer through the final shocking moments of a man’s life (and beyond), MULE will also see the unveiling of a new, custom-designed installation tied to the film’s plot that Shelmerdine promises to be “bigger, more immersive, and more terrifying” than anything they’ve done before.

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IMMORTALIZE YOUR LOVE OF ASH WITH FREE EVIL DEAD TATTOOS

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] beyondfest.com 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.

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

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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Beyond Fest, Mondo, Death Waltz Recording Co. present FRIZZI2FULCI LIVE with Fabio Frizzi

Legendary composer Fabio Frizzi comes to Los Angeles for the first time ever to perform his horror classics live. Complete with his 8-piece Frizzi2Fulci Orchestra, Fabio will perform for one night only on Sunday, October 4th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Beyond Fest have partnered with Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Co. to bring the Italian maestro to Los Angeles where he performing suites from Lucio Fulci’s classic Italian horror films including ZOMBI 2 (AKA ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS), SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, MANHATTAN BABY and more. Orchestral performances will also be accompanied by live visuals derived from Fulci’s iconic filmography.

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Beyond Fest and Death Waltz Records Present HO! HO! HELL!

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT + CHRISTMAS EVIL Death Waltz Records Release
Featuring Cast! Crew! Krampus’! Donuts! Nuns! Snow! And all sorts of other Christmas carnage!

Bring the family and come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with two of the most infamous shockers ever committed to celluloid.

Enjoying its 30th anniversary, SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT returns to the big screen on glorious 35mm, courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive.

After drawing the ire of parents, critics and its distributor, SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT quickly became the stuff of lurid legend as a homicidal Santa stabs, slashes and slaughters his way through Christmas Eve. Virtually every moral taboo is shattered in a wild 85 minutes that brings the warm glow of festive fear to one and all.

Not content with just one sacrilegious screening, we’re doubling down with the film John Waters described as “the greatest Christmas movie ever made,” the incomparable CHRISTMAS EVIL.

Molestation and murder are once again high on the holiday wish list as a mentally scarred child grows up to be a homicidal maniac with a penchant for Santa suits.

Rarely seen on the big screen, CHRISTMAS EVIL is a wonderfully dark and twistedly funny indictment of the commercialization of Christmas that is more cutting today than it was upon it’s release.

Copies of both soundtracks will be available to purchase on-site.

Immediately following SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT there will be a Q&A with cast and crew of SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT and CHRISTMAS EVIL director Lewis Jackson, followed by a signing session of both records.

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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.

 

 

Program Addition: EL REY NETWORK Presents THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

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.

 

Death Waltz Recording Co.: How to Purchase Records

OK Gang

Here is the information on purchasing both The Hook & Pull Gang re-score & THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL S/T…

The forecourt of the Egyptian will be open from 3:30 pm and we’ll be selling records from 4 pm onwards. To purchase records you will need to show your physical ticket so we can stamp it (It is strictly 1 of each record per person)

We have very ltd numbers of The Hook & Pull Gang as there were only 500 available between Mondocon and Beyond Fest) Please be advised that you may not be able to purchase the record if you are late.

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