American Cinematheque’s 7th Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction

The American Cinematheque has announced their schedule for this year’s annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction, which will be screening at both the Egyptian in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The fest starts on August 2 and continues through August 26..

Highlights include:

  • The week-long debut engagement of TRAPPED ASHES, an anthology horror film featuring contributions from Joe Dante (THE HOWLING), Sean Cunninham (FRIDAY THE 13TH), and Ken Russell (THE DEVILS).
  • GHOST SON, the newest film from director Lamberto Bava, and SHOCK, the last film from the late, great Mario Bava.
  • Roger Vadim’s BLOOD AND ROSES (based on Sheridan LeFanue’s “Carmilla”) and KISS OF THE VAMPIRE
  • Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS, plus BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW.
  • A Peter Lorre double bill of THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGES and MAD LOVE. Thursday, August 9 at 8:00pm
  • ZEDER, director Pupi Avati’s atypical Italian zombie flick that de-emphasizes the gore in favor of a creepy, metaphysical conspiracy story.
  • THESE ARE THE DAMNED, Joseph Losey’s excellent sci-fi tale of a secret government project traiing radiated children to survive a nuclear holocaust.
  • The U.S. debut of ULTRAMAN MEBIUS AND ULTRA BROTHERS
  • INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS – the 1956 original.
  • A double bill of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
  • “A Gathering of the Ghouls,” live performances in the Egyptian Theatre courtyard on Saturday, August 18 at 9:00pm

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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