Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 938-4038
Admission: $8.00


About the Grindhouse Film Festival

The monthly Grindhouse Film Festival events feature the screening of rare 35mm prints of cult and exploitation films from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, many of which have not been publicly shown since the drive-in’s and inner city grindhouse theaters faded away twenty years ago. For the low price of only $8.00, attendees get two rare films, a reel of rare exploitation trailers, a free raffle, and very often appearances by the directors, cast and crew of the films being shown.

We'll be partnering with some horror and cult film DVD companies in upcoming months to bring some great new prizes to our attendees, so it's possible you'll actually win something worth keeping!

For the most current information about the Grindhouse Film Festival please check out our MySpace page, and if you're a member send a friend request as an additional way to keep updated and provide feedback.

If you would like to be added to our email list and receive a once-a-month update about our upcoming screenings, send an email to the following address with the subject SUBSCRIBE. This is the best way to get up-to-the-minute updates on any scheduled guests or changes to the program.


Upcoming Grindhouse Screenings

If you are a collector or filmmaker with 35mm prints of exploitation films and would enjoy seeing them screened publicly in front of an appreciative audience, please get in touch with us. We're always looking for new film sources for our screenings.

A big thank you to Bob, Sage and Dave at Grindhouse Releasing for providing many of the prints we screen and for putting together the amazing trailer reels we show every month.Without their continued support these festivals would never have lasted this long.


Past Grindhouse Festivals

(we'll be adding to this as we go through old flyers and refresh our memory)

September 18th, 2007:
Satan's Mistress and Scream of the Demon Lover
 
August 21st, 2007:
Bloodeaters and Man From Deep River
 
July 24th, 2007:
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks and The Sinful Dwarf
 
June 19th, 2007:
Goliathon and Infra-Man
 
May 22nd, 2007:
Tribute to Bob Clark: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things and Deathdream
Special Guests:
Alan Ormsby, Ken Goch, Carl Zittrer, Albert Fisher and Zack Ward
 
March & April 2007:
Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival 2007
Two-months of non-stop exploitation films programmed by Quentin Tarantino
 
February 20th, 2007:
Black Shampoo and The Human Tornado
Special Guests:
Rudy Ray Moore, Greydon Clark and Skip E. Lowe
 
January 23rd, 2007:
Switchblade Sisters and The Swinging Cheerleaders
Special Guests:
Jack Hill, Joanne Nail, Colleen Camp and Rosanne Katon
 
December 20th, 2006
Black Christmas and Silent Night, Bloody Night
Special Guests:
Bob Clark, John Saxon, Olivia Hussey and Jeffrey Konvitz
 
November 14th, 2006:
Young Warriors and Malibu High
Special Guests:
Lawrence Foldes, James Van Patten and Tamara Taylor
 
October 24th, 2006:
The Forest and Don't Go in the Woods...Alone!
Special Guests:
Don Jones and James Bryan
 
September 19th, 2006:
Vampyres and The Blood Spattered Bride
 
August 15th, 2006:
Mausoleum and Demons
Special Guest:
Bobbie Bresee
 
July 18th, 2006:
Zombie and The Grim Reaper
Doctor Butcher M.D. was originally scheduled as the first feature, but was pulled due to print problems
 
July 2nd, 2006:
Grindhouse Goes to Vegas! with The Thrill Killers and The Astro-Zombies
Special Guests:
Ray Dennis Steckler, Ted V. Mikels, Liz Renay and Carolyn Brandt
 
June 20th, 2006:
Dolls and Crash!
Special Guests:
Stuart Gordon, Charles Band, Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Carrie Lorraine
 
May 23rd, 2006:
Devil Woman and Lady Terminator
 
April 25th, 2006:
Don't Go Near the Park and House on the Edge of the Park
Special Guests:
Lawrence D. Foldes and Tamara Taylor
 
March 21st, 2006:
Torso and What Have They Done To Solange?
 
February 21st, 2006:
Dolemite and Brotherhood of Death
 
January 24th, 2006:
Headless Eyes and Night of the Zombies
 
December 20th, 2005:
Silent Night, Deadly Night and Black Christmas
Special Guests:
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2nd Unit Director/Editor Michael Spence and Executive Producer Scott Schneid
Black Christmas star Olivia Hussey
 
November 22nd, 2005:
The Hollywood Hillside Strangler and Don't Go In The House
 
October 18th, 2005:
William Girdler Tribute: Combat Cops (aka The Zebra Killer) and Grizzly
Special Guests:
Austin Stoker and Andrew Prine
 
September 20th, 2005:
The Visitor and Night of the Howling Beast
Special Guest:
Joanne Nail, star of The Visitor
 
August 23rd, 2005:
The Psycho Lover and The Toolbox Murders
Special Guests:
Robert Vincent O'Neil, Frank Cuva, Pamelyn Ferdin, Marianne Walter and Gary Graver
 
July 19th, 2005:
Shock Waves and Burial Ground
Special Guest:
Shock Waves 'zombie' Gary J. Levinson
 
June 21st, 2005:
The No Mercy Man and Rolling Thunder
Special Guests:
The No Mercy Man co-star Sid Haig and Rolling Thunder director John Flynn
 
May 24th, 2005:
Maniac Cop 2 and Vigilante
Special Guests:
Director Bill Lustig, producer/screenwriter Larry Cohen and star Laurene Landon
 
April 19th, 2005:
Amityville II: The Possession and Women's Prison Massacre
 
March 22nd, 2005:
The Black Gestapo and The Legend of the Wolf Woman
 
February 22nd, 2005:
Invasion of the Blood Farmers and Scream Bloody Murder
Special Guests:
Invasion of the Blood Farmers producer/director/screenwriter/co-star Ed Adlum and Scream Bloody Murder co-star Angus Scrimm
 
January 25th, 2005:
Satan's Sadists and The Northville Cemetery Massacre
Special Guests:
Satan's Sadists cast/crew members Russ Tamblyn, Greydon Clark, John 'Bud' Cardos, Bobby Clark, Gary Graver and The Northville Cemetery Massacre director William Dear
 
December 21st, 2004:
The Child and The Children
Bloody Birthday was originally scheduled as the first feature, but was pulled due to print damage
 
November 23rd, 2004:
Pieces and Nightmare {in a Damaged Brain}
 
October 26th, 2004:
Simon, King of the Witches and The Centerfold Girls
Special Guest:
Andrew Prine, star of both films.
 
September 28th, 2004:
Night of the Bloody Apes and Blood Diner
Special Guests:
Blood Diner star Carl Crew, screenwriter Dukey Flyswatter and producer Jimmy Maslon
 
August 24th, 2004:
Blackenstein and Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde
 
July 20th, 2004:
Deathdream and Satan's Cheerleaders
Special Guest:
Satan's Cheerleaders director Greydon Clark
 
June 22nd, 2004:
The Candy Snatchers and We're Going To Eat You
 
May 25th, 2004:
Ed Gein and Ted Bundy
The Hillside Strangler was originally scheduled, but the print didn't arrive from Cannes in time
 
January 2004 through April 2004: GRINDHOUSE FESTIVAL TAKES A BREAK
 
December 23rd, 2003:
Blood Feast and She Freak
 
November 18th, 2003:
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires and The Thrill Killers
 
October 21st, 2003:
Mantis in Lace and Mondo Teeno
 
September 23rd, 2003:
Barbed Wire Dolls and Hot Spur
Sorry! This was our worst double-feature so far. If you survived this snoozefest and still come back to our festivals, thanks!
 
August 2003:
Welcome to Arrow Beach and Re-Animator (did we really screen this?)
 
July 2003:
Cannibal Ferox and Kung Fu Cannibals (aka Raw Force)
 
June 17th, 2003:
Barn of the Naked Dead and Gates of Hell
Invasion of the Blood Farmers was the original second feature, but cancelled due to print problems.
 
May 20th, 2003:
Spider Baby and The Big Doll House
Special Guests:
Director Jack Hill and star Sid Haig
 
April 22nd, 2003:
Wizard of Gore and Vampyres, Daughters of Darkness
 
March 25th, 2003:
I Drink Your Blood and Blood Eaters (aka Toxic Zombies)
Special Guests:
I Drink Your Blood director David Durston and stars Lynn Lowry and Jack Damon
 
2000 Maniacs and Dr. Butcher, M.D. were in there somewhere. What month did we screen them?


How to convince yourself that you are actually at a 42nd Street grindhouse theater in the late 1970's to early 1980's:

1. Bring an old newspaper and place it on the seat before you sit down, to act as a barrier between your pants and any surprises left by the previous occupant.

2. Smoke some dust - or for the less daring, a spliff - before entering the theater.

3. Sneak in a bottle of cheap wine or some other intoxicant, and guzzle it all down soon after entering the theater.

4. Find the person in the theater who seems the most paranoid, insane, intoxicated, or all of the above, and sit within a three seat radius of them.

Please note that the New Beverly is a respectable establishment and none of the above is necessarily required or recommended to enjoy these films.


Note: This festival is not affiliated with the Hollywood Book and Poster Company, but they have kindly allowed us to use this space on their webserver.