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!


See cult and classic horror movies throughout the month.

New Bev Scares, there Horrothon is already done, but they have plenty of scares to still see.
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.
See an A24 horror movie each Wednesday in October.

See a returning A24 horror hit this October and get a free trial of A24 All Access. Enjoy a month of exclusive content, merch, discounts, and more with AAA24.
Dude Bro Party Massacre III
Fri, Oct 6 , 9:45pm
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90041

A satirical twist on the gory and sexually-charged 1980s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of a reviled horror franchise’s third—and final—installment. In the wake of mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface. As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe has returned from the grave, and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis. Featuring cameos from Larry King, Patton Oswalt, Greg Sestero (The Room), and Andrew W.K., Dude Bro Party Massacre III is a subversive and hilarious tribute to ’80s slashers.
Academy Museum
The Tingler (1959)
Sat, Oct 7 | 11am | TMT | DCP

House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Sat, Oct 21 | 11am | TMT | 35mm
The Witches (1990)
Sat, Oct 28 | 11am | TMT | DCP

Tue, Oct 10, 2023 – Thu, Oct 19
TCL Chinese Theater
Check out the film guide and hope one day they get an easier to look at website. They have a few premieres and there's always something you won't want to miss. Check out their lineup post.
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.
Wednesday, October 18, only theaters with Dolby Cinema.

October 18, 2023, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Outside the Box [Office], IFC Films, RLJE Films, and Shudder,
invite you and a guest to attend
A Special Advance Screening of
Followed by a Q&A with Director Joe Lynch
Moderated by Dr. Rebekah McKendry

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. 
SFC & Paramount Scares Present: Boo-ze, Bites & Frights (Night 1)
October 20, 2023 5:30 PM
Live Music by:
Taja Barber
SFC Presents: Boo-ze, Bites & Frights (Night 2)
October 21, 2023 5:30 PM
Live Music by:
L.A. 909
Heritage Square Museum
 🎃 Join Street Food Cinema for a Spine-Tingling Night of Halloween Delights at Heritage Square Museum! 🎥🍔🍹

This event is for attendees aged 21 and over.

Prepare to be thrilled, chilled, and utterly entertained as Street Food Cinema brings you an unforgettable Halloween extravaganza like no other. Get ready to sink your teeth into an evening of hair-raising fun, featuring a double feature screening of fun Halloween classics, gourmet street food, adult trick-or-treating, a fully stocked bar, DJ duo, L.A. 909 spinning spooky vibes, funky photo opps, guided tours of hauntingly beautiful Victorian mansions, and so much more!
A Special IMAX Matinee Screening of
3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Chris Miller (former Spanish child star Marisol) lives with her stepmother Ruth (Jean Seberg, BREATHLESS) in a large secluded mansion in the countryside, but their isolation is soon interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious young drifter named Barney (Barry Stokes, PREY). When a scythe-wielding killer begins stalking the area and racking up a body count, it’s not long before the two women begin to become suspicious of their new handyman. A bloody, twist-filled giallo from acclaimed filmmaker Juan Antonio Bardem (DEATH OF A CYCLIST) that’s been difficult to see for decades, THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER is a masterpiece of early 70s Euro-horror, newly restored in 4k by Vinegar Syndrome.

30 Coins Season 2
Tuesday, October 24th
6:30 PM | Reception + Hosted Bar
7:30 PM | Screening
9:30 PM | Conversation
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
ATTENDANCE: Guests must be 21+ to attend.
Free, Must RSVP
 KCRW, Vidiots, and HBO invite you to a special reception and advance screening of Episodes 1 and 2 of 30 Coins Season 2 at Vidiots, followed by a conversation with showrunner and director, Álex de la Iglesia moderated by KCRW's Anthony Valadez.

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

October 27 One Night Only
Regal Theaters Only

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.

Thu Oct 19-Nov 1st 
The Montalbán
1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028

(the October edition of the venue's popular Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán series) will screen Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993). The event will feature a special appearance by its star, Kari Keegan.

MON. OCT. 30 & TUE. OCT. 31

Monday night will feature Halloween Pop Culture Trivia for teams of 2-5 people to complete (besides all the regular stuff).

The following night, Taco "Tunes" Day, features karaoke—Halloween-themed—for singles and couples.
Come for Devil's Night and/or for Halloween for this and more including holiday-themed specialty drinks and ghoulish surprises. Costumes are encouraged for both.

Kari Keegan (star of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday) will be one-half of the final “blind” date, for the culmination of Meet Cute’s soft launch, on Wednesday, November 1st. Will it be love at first bite? 🦇🩸🧛🏻
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.
3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
After receiving a string of unsettling letters from her father, Arletty arrives in a sleepy California coastal town called Point Dume. Dad is nowhere to be seen. Instead, Arletty finds a town full of drugged-out burnouts, barren shopping centers, and... something else. Echoing everything from Herk Harvey's CARNIVAL OF SOULS to Mario Bava's KILL, BABY... KILL!, MESSIAH OF EVIL is a swirling vortex of Lovecraftian terror, analog synth attacks, and grisly bloodshed from the team who'd later go on to make HOWARD THE DUCK. Marianna Hill (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER), Michael Greer (FORTUNE AND MEN'S EYES), and Elisha Cook Jr. (THE MALTESE FALCON) star in this unjustly overlooked major work of independent American horror that's primed for (re)discovery.

Special IMAX Screening
Date/Time: 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
Location: The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… and terror! Director Tyler MacIntyre and genre-fave scribe Michael Kennedy bring to life an entirely new take on a yuletide classic in It's a Wonderful Knife. Funny, smart, heartfelt AND utterly bloody, this destined-to-be a holiday classic stars Jane Widdop as Winnie Carruthers, who finds her life even more complicated when she stops the rampage of a local serial killer. When things do not work out as planned, Winnie wishes she’d never been born and finds herself thrust into a different reality and… well, you may think you know the rest, but trust us when we say this brilliant slasher plays with all expectations.