The Beyond Fest 2016 Final Round Up!
Alright, so for the past couple of weeks, one of the events that I have been going to, to report on has been the Beyond Fest movie festival that was being held at Hollywood’s American Cinematique, Egyptian theater.
Now my buddy, ‘Matthew Dowling‘ who is the CEO of, ‘AwesomeBMovies.com‘ and the co-host of, ‘PodcastZero‘ came with me to this event and I have to say this, going to this event was a rare treat, one that I will never forget! You see, I have been to classic movie screenings on the big screen before, I have even been to events like that where big name talent who did these movies stopped in to do a Q&A for them!
But this one is different! What I mean by this is that, well… For example, on the first night that I went they had a great Lucio Fulci (Zombi) double feature going for, The Beyond (1981) and Gates Of Hell (1980)… And there was an awesome Q&A with the composer of the movie, Fabio Frizzi (Re-Animated Lover)!
Now this by itself would have been fun (I mean I have been to more then a few of these in the past five years, and they actually are a blast… And Gates Of Hell I have wanted to see for the past few decades…) But these cool dudes took it one step further and and not only gave us the experience of seeing these classic movies on the big screen, but Mr. Frizzi gave us a short concert with his band, and showed us the composer’s cut of, ‘The Beyond’!
That one was an experience that I will never forget!
But you know what, I have to say, even though the next runs experience wasn’t quite the same as the first night (all I will say is, ‘watch out who you get stuck sitting next to’…) It was almost better in some aspects, I mean they handed out free tickets to a double feature showing of George A. Romero’s classic, Martin (1977) and, The Crazies (1973)… For myself personally, I have seen Martin before on the small screen, and getting to see the movie the same way as it came out almost 40 years ago on the big screen was epic… And I have wanted to see The Crazies for the last few years and getting to see it on the big screen… That was a treat that I am glad I got the chance… And considering the age of this film I maybe one of the last to say that they have seen this movie for the first time on the big screen!
Now later on Matt joined me for the final screening of the night… You see, Richard Rubinstein, who produced a fair amount of George A. Romero’s work (including some of his zombie films,) recently took the classic movie, Dawn Of The Dead (1978) and turned it 3D!
Now for me, because I have one eye, I can’t see 3D, so it was fun getting to see the movie for the first time on the big screen, but I am sure it was a real thrill for people to be able to see it in 3D!
After the movie Mr. Rubinstein did end up doing a Q&A as well!
Ultimately guys for what I was able to get to for this movie festival, it was worth it, and I will definitely be going back next year, and I hope you will to!