WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL (Sun, Oct 13 - 8:00pm, Egyptian Theatre)
If the above screenshot isn't enough to entice you into the screening of Sono Sion's latest than perhaps this excerpt from Todd Brown's TIFF review will:
"A genre masher that incorporates yakuza film, martial arts, liberal doses of blood, slapstick comedy and some earnest opining on the power and value of cinema delivered in a very goofy package, Sono packs enough ideas in here to fill a handful of films and yet somehow keeps it all working together in a surprisingly unified whole. It's brash, funny, sexy, unrepentently stylish, endlessly surprising and - most important of all - simply great fun."
Keep yer peepers glued to ScreenAnarchy for a ticket giveaway to this mad opus.
A FIELD IN ENGLAND/THE BORDERLANDS (Fri, Oct 18 - 7:30pm, Aero Theatre)
That's a fine looking field you have there, Ben Wheatley, director. What's that now? Some pretty terrifying shit goes down on that patch of earth, does it? According to our own James Marsh, yes it does:
"A Field in England is a period piece, set during the British Civil War of the 1640s, shot in black and white in a single outdoor location (as the title suggests). Reece Shearsmith (familiar from his work in TV's The League of Gentlemen) gives a revelatory performance as Whitehead, a deserting Cavalier, who teams up with a group of Roundheads after fleeing the battle, and together they head for a nearby tavern. En route they encounter a mysterious alchemist (Michael Smiley) searching for gold, and are drawn into a complex and increasingly terrifying power struggle that sees them plunge headlong down a psychedelic rabbit hole."
Say you want more British crazy? No worries then as Elliot Goldner’s feature debut The Borderlands looks to do the trick with its Vatican backed spook/demon hunters.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 / Alan Howorth Live ( Thu, Oct 10 - 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre)
Okay, so while those Goblin/Argento shows are sold out, we've still got synth master Alan Howorth giving a performance alongside a screening of John Carpenter's . Can't go wrong with that, now can you? Oh, and the screening format is 35mm.
THE OMEN (Fri, Oct 11 - 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre)
What's better than watching seminal creepy kid horror The Omen on the big screen? Watching it on the big screen with director Richard Donner in person. And what's better than just that? Watching with Donner on the big screen in 35mm. 'nuff said.
ONIBABA/KURONEKO (Mon, Oct 14 - 7:30pm, Aero Theatre)
It's a doubly good feature from Japanese master Shindo Kaneto. First up, Onibaba, the tale of a nasty mother/daughter team that make a living by killing wayward samurai and selling their wares.
In Kuroneko, a samurai sets out to destroy a specter who has been feasting on his fellow warriors. Both films screen in 35mm.
NOSFERATU (Thu, Oct 31- 7:30pm, Aero Theatre)
Everyone must spend at least one Halloween watching what is arguably the very first, truly scary movie starring one of the top three vamps of all time (my personal answers to who the other two are is Klaus Kinski's Nosferatu and Martin). And what better way to experience a silent era flick than with live piano accompaniment? Leave your nail files at home, folks. But bring your coffins. I'm sure The Aero will supply the rats.
So many treats and there's plenty more in store for Beyond Fest. This ends our preview of the fest, but you can get the full scoop right here.