The largest genre film festival in the U.S. has some of the biggest names in Hollywood attending its 2023 edition. The Los Angeles-based Beyond Fest announced the slate of films and special screenings for the 11th edition, running September 26 through October 10.

This year’s Beyond Fest boasts 55 films across 15 days, including a special screening of “The Abyss” with director James Cameron, Michael Mann in attendance for a “Manhunter” screening, “Pacific Rim” with Guillermo del Toro, Gregg Araki for “Nowhere,” and a panel discussion between Roger Corman and collaborators Ron Howard, Jon Davison, Amy Holden Jones, Joe Dante, and Allan Arkush following the release of new 35mm prints of Corman’s “Rock ‘n Roll High School,” “Piranha,” “Grand Theft Auto,” and “The Raven.”

A special screening of “Caligula: The Ultimate Cut” will feature actor Malcolm McDowell in conversation with archivist/author Thomas Negovan, moderated by critic Stephen Farber. “You Must Remember This” podcast host Karina Longworth is confirmed to introduce the NC-17 cut of David Cronenberg’s “Crash,” plus “Final Destination” creator Jeffrey Reddick will unpack the franchise following a special screening.

In addition to the ode to classic films, Beyond Fest, presented by Neon, has five world premieres, three North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and 18 West Coast premieres for new releases. Built in partnership with the American Cinematheque and presented exclusively by Neon, Beyond Fest will screen at the Aero Theatre, Los Feliz 3, and Regency Village Theatre with all ticket sales going to the 501c3 non-profit film institution.

The A24 release “Dream Scenario” starring Nicolas Cage and Gareth Edward’s sci-fi film “The Creator” kick off the Aero Theatre offerings, along with “All of Us Strangers,” “Foe,” “Welcome Space Brothers,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” and Kitty Green’s sophomore thriller “The Royal Hotel.”

The world premiere of “It’s a Wonderful Knife” and Macon Blair’s reinterpretation of Troma iconic film “The Toxic Avenger” are among the horror offerings, along with “V/H/S/85” reuniting Beyond Fest alum David Bruckner and Scott Derrickson. Joe Lynch’s “Suitable Flesh” starring Heather Graham and Prime Video and Blumhouse Television’s “Totally Killer” will also screen.

Click here to see the full 2023 Beyond Fest lineup.

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