This week, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles launching a retrospective series titled “The Wright Stuff, consisting of films selected by Edgar Wright (known to fans for directing SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ). The series will run from December 2 to 17. Although not specifically to cinefantastique, there are several good science-fiction, fantasy, and horror title on the schedule:
- Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s 1974 rock-n-roll riff on PHANTOM OF THE OPERA screens on a double bill with BUGSY MALONE, both with songs by Paul Williams. Sunday through Tuesday. Edgar Wright will host the event, including a Q&A with Paul Williams. December 2-4
- Flash Gordon/Danger: Diabolik: A double bill of comic book-inspired cinema, produced by Dino DeLaurentiis; the latter is an excellent film directed by Mario Bava. December 5-6.
- American Werewolf in London/Temors: John Landis’ ode to classic Universal lycanthropy movies combines with the giant worm flick for a double bill of comedy horror. December 9-11.
- Evil Dead 2: Sam Raimi’s hysterically over-the-top sequel to THE EVIL DEAD gets stuck on a double bill with RAISING ARIZON, the over-done Coen Brothers opus. December 16-17