Beyond Fest came to the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles last night, kicking off with a 35mm print screening of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13.
Death Waltz Records made it out from the UK to co-host the event, sell some records and provide the first 100 attendees with copies of the Assault score on cassette. Later in the evening, star Austin Stoker came out to discuss the film and composer Alan Howarth took the stage…to play live.
Accompanied by trippy, altered versions of John Carpenter’s films to set the mood, Howarth had the theater lights dimmed as he played tracks from Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Escape from New York, Halloween II, Big Trouble in Little China and more.
We were there, naturally, and we shot some video of Howarth playing the Escape theme and a track from Halloween II.