You've got to love October, because everyone gets into the Halloween spirit, and we welcome a glut of horror movies and Halloween-themed clothing, TV, music, decorations, food... pretty much everything.
The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles is playing host to Beyond Fest, an "eclectic mix of premieres, rare repertory screenings and special events programmed by genre fans for genre fans." Starting on October 10th, they have a whole month of amazing horror programming, which begins with a screening of Assault on Precinct 13 to celebrate the release of the new soundtrack - complete with a live performance by composer Alan Howarth. Other events include a 35mm print of The Omen with director Richard Donner in person; a screening of Pieces with live score by Umberto; the Los Angeles premiere of A Field in England and U.S. premiere of The Borderlands; a werewolf double feature with Joe Dante; live concerts with Dario Argento composers Goblin - complete with screenings of Tenebrae, Suspiria, and Deep Red; a Jorg Buttgereit double feature with the director in attendance; and a screening of Nightbreed - The Cabal Cut with Clive Barker in attendance. The festivities wrap up with the 8th annual Horror-a-thon (six films back-to-back) and a Halloween night screening of Nosferatu with live musical accompaniment.
For more details, a full schedule, and to buy tickets, visit the American Cinematheque website.