Films added to lineup include: Bishal Dutta’s It Lives and the 40th Anniversary of David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone.
[March 14, 2023 | New Orleans, LA] – The Overlook Film Festival released today the full schedule for its upcoming 2023 edition, taking place March 30 – April 2 in America’s most haunted city, New Orleans, LA.
With these newly-announced features, the horror festival will present a total of 53 films (29 features and 24 short films from 12 countries), along with extensive offerings including immersive programming, interactive events, live performances, brand-new music and magic sidebars, parties and more.
Festival passes and single tickets are on sale for all films and events in the lineup including newly added features such as Bishal Dutta’s It Lives Inside and a special 40th anniversary screening of master of horror David Cronenberg’s cult classic The Dead Zone. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, The Dead Zone will also be the chosen topic for a live session of the popular Stephen King-obsessed podcast THE KINGCAST, presented by FANGORIA, featuring special guest journalist and filmmaker David Farrier (Mister Organ, Tickled) with host Eric Vespe and guest co-host Bryan Fuller, showrunner of TV’s Hannibal.
The previously announced screening of William Castle’s 1959 feature The Tingler, selected for the festival by legendary filmmaker Joe Dante, will also include a special in-person introduction by David Dastmalchian, who will appear as his TV horror host persona Dr. Bartholomew Fearless. The doctor will join Overlook audiences from his lair in Hollywood, California, where he ultimately relocated – succumbing to his passionate love of cinema – and where he continues to pursue a vital career in the experimentation of dead tissue reanimation, communicating with the dead and watching old horror movies in his small poorly lit dungeon. A repeat guest in many midnight social circles for hosts such as Dr. Jack Griffin and Vlad Dracula, Dr. Fearless promises to transport attendees into a screening experience like no other. The Tingler will be presented in full “Percepto.”
Finally, a special night of screenings for local audiences will follow the festival’s closing night on Monday, April 3rd. For the full schedule visit the festival website.