West Coast Premiere
LA horror’s prodigal sons return to Beyond Fest for their sophomore effort: THE MIND’S EYE – a quintessential midnight ride into hyper-violent-telekinetic-carnage and the films that shaped us all.
THE MIND’S EYE reunites the wolf pack who smashed our senses in 2013 with ALMOST HUMAN, the micro-budget, monster mash-up that was impossible to resist, and while the gang is intact (Joe Begos, Josh Ethier, Graham Skipper) they’ve enlisted some horror-family friends (Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Lauren Ashley Carter) and a bigger budget to really deliver some deadly damage.
Set in a snow covered 1990, THE MIND’S EYE picks up on drifter Zack Connors (Skipper), as he quietly passes through a sleepy New England town. Unfortunately for Zack, Dr. Michael Slovak (a gleefully evil John Speredakos), the leading authority on telekinesis, has other plans, forcefully admitting him into his institute to “help” him control his unique skill. True to form, things do not go as planned for Slovak or anyone who gets in the way of Zack and his mind-melting powers as the film escalates to outrageously gory heights.
Begos is a director on a mission. A product of the archetypal era of 80’s horror, he doesn’t wear his influences on his sleeve, he smashes them into our faces and violently demands we pay respect to the masters who educated him via flickering VHS. Cronenberg, Carpenter, Romero, Raimi et al can be found in this unrelenting scream fest, and like Begos himself, we are all the better for it.
Special thanks to Channel 83 Films
Guests: Joe Begos, Josh Ethier, Graham Skipper & Noah Segan In Person
Screening Preceded by Live Performance from Zombi’s Steve Moore
Director: Joe Begos
Runtime: 87 minutes
THEY’RE CLOSING IN
Director: Jarret Blinkhorn
Runtime: 6 minutes
Tensions grow as a tired married couple are forced to deal with their problems… And the problems lurking outside.