2013 Hero Complex Film Festival to Feature Q&As with John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, Chris Carter, Roland Emmerich, and Guillermo del Toro

Posted April 8, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


We can all assume that the Hero Complex Film Festival for 2013 will be put together well and have articulate speakers since they always manage to put together a great one.  The L.A. Times revealed a press release announcing that 2013′s Hero Complex Film Festival will be based on horror and sic-fi.  Films will be screened by John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, Chris Carter, Roland Emmerich, and Guillermo del Toro.  Also, HalloweenThey LiveThe MistPan’s LabyrinthThe Devil’s Backbone, and Independence Day will be showing as well.  The X-Files must celebrate their 20th anniversary by showing three of the series’ best episodes: “Pilot”, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”, and “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space”.

The 2013 Hero Complex Film Festival runs from May 10 – 12th.

Here’s the press release:

Hero Complex Film Festival Unmasks Nine Genre-Defining Favorites

John Carpenter, Chris Carter, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro and Roland Emmerich

Set for Weekend Celebration of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror

LOS ANGELES – April 8, 2013 – Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival will delve into its darker side in its fourth year with a frighteningly stellar line-up of fan favorites. The screenings and live Q&As with their creators will be hosted by The Times’ Hero Complex editor Gina McIntyre May 10-12 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatres and will include:

Fri. May 10:

  • Iconic filmmaker John Carpenterwill talk about his storied career between showings of “They Live”and “Halloween.”

Sat. May 11:

  • “The Mist” and a lively discussion with Frank Darabont on adapting Stephen King and exploring the human side of horror.
  • A double feature of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Devil’s Backbone” between which director Guillermo del Toro will talk about the making of the films and what inspires him.

Sun. May 12:

  • The alien-invasion classic “Independence Day” and a conversation with directorRoland Emmerich, who will also chat about his upcoming “White House Down.”
  • An “X-Files” extravaganza with creator Chris Carter talking about the production of his cultural touchstone, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. In a new twist, three uncut episodes of the fabled TV show will be featured: the original “Pilot,” “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” and “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space.”