Cinematheque Announces Genre Fest Slate


Ashes, Ghost Son and more debut

Los Angeles’ American Cinematheque released an early look at some of the genre fare we can expect at this year’s annual Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Film Fest unraveling this August. And because the list is so wonderfully damn long, I’ll stifle any jabbering and get started…

In a stroke of things coming full circle, former Cinematheque programmer Dennis Bartok will premiere his new anthology flick Trapped Ashes. Shock caught this last year at the AFM and loved it. Segments are directed by Joe Dante, Sean Cunningham, Ken Russell, Monte Hellman and John Gaeta. On the British horror tip, look for Blood on Satan’s Claw, Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Maniac, Curse of the Werewolf, Kiss of the Vampire, Crack in the World, Curse of the Fly, The Projected Man, Devil Doll, Never Take Sweets from a Stranger, These are the Damned, Horror Hotel and Quatermass and the Pit.

Man-in-suit aficionados can groove on Ulatrman Mebius and the Ultra Brothers while ’50s sci-fi/horror is remembered with The Return of Dracula, The Vampire, I Bury the Living, The Black Scorpion, The Werewolf, Monster on Campus, World Without End, Fiend Without a Face and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Mysterious Island will pay tribute to Jules Verne, and for Euro-horror lovers: Blood and Roses, Zeder, The Awful Dr. Orloff (Franco!!!) and Venus in Furs.

The Swedish vamp flick Frostbite will make its debut (the film has garnered a few raves) alongside Lamberto Bava’s Ghost Son (trailer below).

Stay tuned for the schedule and further details as they come in!

Source: Ryan Rotten