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Thursday, September 7, 2023

TTDILA's Halloween Guide 2023: Screenings & Film Festivals

For all your horror movie and film festival needs. This guide compiles all the scary stuff hitting the silver screen.
Beyond Fest 2023
Tue. Sep 26 - Tue. Oct 10, 2023

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, returns for its 11th outing with a 55-feature slate spanning 15 days of cinematic excess, including 5 world premieres, 3 North American Premieres, 7 US premieres, and 18 West Coast Premieres.

It's another insane amount of movies for this Beyond Fest. Plenty of horror films to scare you during early October and plenty of cult classics and restorations to be in awe of. And quite a lot of free screenings to drool over.
September 28 – October 31, 2023 
Los Feliz Theatre 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027

The American Cinematheque is welcomes you to The International House of Horrors at the Los Feliz 3 this October. All sorts of goblins, ghouls, witches and vampires from all over the world gather to bring in an international fright. With rediscovered classics like José Mojica Marins’ A PRAGA and hidden gems like SPUTNIK and beloved classics like George Melford’s Spanish version DRÁCULA, Bong Joon-ho’s THE HOST and Guillermo del Toro’s CRONOS. More films soon to be announced!

The Exorcist 50th Anniversary
In remembrance of the late William Friedkin
In Theaters Oct 1 & Oct 4 
As part of the Warner Bros. Studio 100th Celebration and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Exorcist’s theatrical release, Warner Bros worked closely with the director, William Friedkin, on the restoration of this iconic film. This newly remastered version was created from the original camera negative and features audio masterfully remixed by Atmos.
Sat, Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
Brain Dead Studios

35mm can be beautiful, but 16mm is *personal*. This six-feature marathon of extrajudicial slayings at the hands of cloaked madmen is more “who wore it best?” than “whodunit?” These savage shrouded looks come straight from the archives of Secret Sixteen: L.A.’s siqqest hand-picked collection of this wondrous film format.

Join Secret Sixteen founder Mike Williamson, Josh Miller (Friday Night Frights) and Bret Berg (Museum of Home Video) for a 12-hour blast of cutthroat comforts. Titles aren’t revealed until they unspool onscreen — you’ll thrill to a mask lookbook full of leather sacks, taut bandages, Chanel-like numbers, dreamlike skullwork, military camo and surrealist art. Have a knife night!

Oct 16-30
Los Feliz Theatre 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027

Series | Cinematic Void is a Los Angeles-based cult film odyssey into the mouth of cinemadness
Three horror movies to sink your teeth into.

Cinespia, LA’s favorite cinematic experience presented by Amazon Studios, has announced additional screenings in October with Halloween (1978) (10/14) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Ring (10/20) at Los Angeles State Historic Park, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (10/21) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and Rosemary’s Baby (10/31) at The Orpheum Theatre.

Oct 19th
Select Theaters

Onyx the Fortuitous is struggling to find purpose with his soul-devouring side gig when he receives a coveted invitation to the mansion of his idol, Bartok the Great. Here, he joins Bartok and his mysterious delegation to raise the spirit of an ancient demon for a once-in-a-lifetime ritual. 

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In
(Hocus Pocus/Freddy vs. Jason)

Oct 27, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA
(The Nightmare Before Christmas/The Evil Dead)
Oct 28, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA

SAT OCT 28, 2023 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM
Aero Theatre | 18th Annual Horrorthon
$25.00 (member) ; $30.00 (general admission)

The annual horrorthon like-no-other. It's an all-nighter with their own special skits and characters. Come prepared if you think you can make it till sunrise. A favorite for college students to try at least once. The movies aren't announced till closer to the showtime, but you'll be having fun sitting back and watching the horror movies with an audience who wants to see some blood. Oh, and say Hi to Corn Gorn for me.
TUE OCT 31, 2023 7:00 PM
Program begins with a live recording of the Greg Proops Film Club podcast. Feature starts at 7:30 pm.   
Los Feliz 3
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Deborah Kerr brilliantly plays a repressed governess convinced that ghosts haunt the mansion and grounds of her innocent young charges (Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin). Jack Clayton’s gothic psychological thriller was inspired by Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw and adapted with the help of Truman Capote.