Full SpectreFest Line-Up for Los Angeles Revealed

It was announced by SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.    

“We’re so excited by how much SpectreFest has grownsince its humble beginnings last year,” says Noah. “We’re showcasing new films and old, music, theater, art, and somany special guests.  In the great company of Beyond Fest and the excellent October programming at the New Beverly, L.A. is quickly becoming the place to be for lovers of themacabre arts during the Fall season.”

The best way to keep track of everything happening in Los Angeles is HorrorCal.com – an on-going event calendar I spearheaded with Annette DiGiovanni. You can subscribe to the calendar, follow its Twitter feed or just bookmark that page and check back regularly to see everything that’s happening in the area.

The festival kicks off on September 4th with director Adam Wingard’s The Guest, starring Dan Stevens and Ethan Embry.

SpectreFest will also be the site of the world premiere of Clive Barker’s director’s cut of Nightbreed, with a rare appearance by the writer/director, along with a??special Show and Tell presentation by Barker, sharing items from his personal collection of ephemera. In addition, there will be an ongoing exhibition of highlights from Barker’s private notebooks, featuring early drawings thatled to some of his most iconic works.

Cartoon impresario Jerry Beck will host an evening of specially chosen vintage cartoons with the program Spooktacular With Jerry Beck. Music will continue to be a prominent part of SpectreFest 2014. Acclaimed Synth master Chrome Canyon will return for a reprise of last year’s sold-out live score to the classic silent film Metropolis. Polish electroacoustic composer/performer Jacaszek will make his SpectreFest debut with a live performance to accompany the screening of the 1920 horror masterpiece The Golem.

Also featured will be the L.A. edition of the live radio play series Tales From Beyond the Pale hosted by horror icons Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid, and featuring a surprise cast of local guest stars.!The festival will also feature the 30th Anniversary screening of Gremlins, featuring the original preview cut of the film. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by director Joe Dante and other key players on the events that led to the creation of the PG-13 rating.

SpectreFest 2014 will culminate with the L.A. premiere of The Babadook. As a celebration of things that go bump in the night, The Babadook will be followed by a sleepover marathon of kinder-carnage and childhood haunts, plus other surprise events!

A full list of SpectreFest 2014 events can be found on www.SpectreFest.com and as follows:

  • 9/4 Opening Night Event – The Guest (dir. Adam Wingard) Scheduled to attend: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett
  • 9/16 Tusk (dir. Kevin Smith) (co-presented by Fantastic Fest) Guest: Kevin Smith
  • 9/18 Housebound (dir. Gerard Johnstone)
  • 9/25 White Shadow (dir. Noaz Deshe) Guest: Noaz Deshe
  • 9/30 The Golem with live score by Jacaszek
  • 10/4 Confetti of the Mind (co-presented by Fantastic Fest) and Open Windows (dir. Nacho Vigalondo) Guests: Elijah Wood, Nacho Vigalondo
  • 10/9 Dead Snow 1 & 2 (dir. Tommy Wirkola) Guests: Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Tommy Wirkola
  • 10/10 The Creeping Garden (dir. Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp)
  • 10/16 Nightbreed Director’s cut (dir. Clive Barker) Guest: Clive Barker
  • 10/23 Metropolis with live score by Chrome Canyon!
  • 10/25 Spooktacular with Jerry Beck
  • 10/29 Tales From Beyond the Pale Guests: Larry Fassenden,Glen McQuaid!
  • 10/30 Gremlins 30th Anniversary (dir. Joe Dante) followed by PG-13 panel. Guest: Joe Dante
  • 10/31 The Babadook (dir. Jennifer Kent)
  • Ongoing: Clive Barker notebooks exhibition