It’s a Wonderful Knife. Photo by: Shudder
Film festival Beyond Fest returns for its 11th outing with a 55-feature slate from September 26th-October 10th, 2023. The complete 2023 programming comprises of 55 features, including 5 world premieres, 3 North American Premieres, 7 US premieres, and 18 West Coast Premieres. 

Beyond Fest 2023 will see the World Premiere of Tyler Macintyre’s holiday slasher It’s a Wonderful Knife starring Jane Widdop (Yellowjackets), Justin Long (Barbarian), Joel McHale (Community), Cassandra Naud (Influencer), Sydney Scotia (Pillow Talk), Aiden Howard (Firefly Lane), and more.

There will also be special screenings of The Abyss with James Cameron in attendance, Kristoffer Borgli’s A24 film Dream Scenario, Andrew Haigh’s supernatural romance All of us Strangers, the sci-fi thriller Foe, The Creator, Macon Blair’s The Toxic Avenger, Anatomy of a Fall, The Royal Hotel, and in-person screenings with auteur filmmakers Michael Mann, Guillermo del Toro, Brad Bird, icons Malcolm McDowell and Britt Ekland, and a career-spanning celebration with the legendary Roger Corman.

(L-R): Nicolas Cage as Paul Matthews and Dylan Gelula as Molly in Dream Scenario. Photo by: A24

Beyond Fest 2023 will also see Joe Lynch’s salacious sensation, Suitable Flesh, Prime Video and Blumhouse Television’s 80’s in retro-slasher-style Totally Killer, Demián Rugna’s bone-chiller-shocker Where Evil Lurks and the year’s most no-holds-barred slice of cranium-cracking-hyper-violence belongs to Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Kill.

(L-R): Saoirse Ronan as Henrietta and Paul Mescal as Junior in Foe. Photo by: Prime Video

“With over 19,000 attendees in 2022, our goal this year was to go bigger while also exposing audiences to new filmmakers who represent the future,” said Head of Programming, Evrim Ersoy. “We’ve delivered on that promise with a program that has the world’s most celebrated artists like James Cameron, Guillermo del Toro, and Roger Corman joining us alongside some of Cinema’s boldest new voices including Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, Demián Rugna and Macon Blair.”

(L-R): Julia Garner as Hanna and Jessica Henwick as Liv in The Royal Hotel. Photo by: Neon
Kill. Photo by: WME

Tickets will go on sale via on Friday, September 15th at 10AM PST. Visit for more details and the full lineup.


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