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Edgar Wright Primes for the 'The World's End' with Cult Film Series at the New Beverly Cinema

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 7, 2013 at 3:22PM

Anticipating his new sci-fi film "The World's End," Edgar Wright has curated a series of cult movies screening at LA's New Beverly Cinema through August. From Martin Scorsese's "After Hours" to Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" and Philip Kaufman's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," these are the films that influenced Wright's new movie.
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Wright, Pegg and Frost
Wright, Pegg and Frost

Anticipating his new sci-fi film "The World's End," Edgar Wright presents a series of handpicked cult movies screening at LA's New Beverly Cinema through August. From Martin Scorsese's 1985 "After Hours" to Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" and Philip Kaufman's underrated 1978 remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," these are the films that influenced Wright's new movie, which hits theaters August 23.

Aptly titled The World's End is Nigh, this retrospective spans canonical films by major American filmmakers (Scorsese, Kasdan, Lucas, Cameron) as well as midnight movies from directors like John Landis and George Miller. If you've seen "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" or even Wright's whacky British sitcom "Spaced," you'll know that this is list is very Edgar Wright indeed. His films are packed with cinematic and pop cultural references.

"The World's End" reunites Wright with stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as buds whose attempt to reprise an epic pub crawl from 20 years past turns into an apocalyptic battle for survival (read our highlights from the film's Comic-Con panel here, see Wright's first feature and long interview here).

Head over to Wright's blog to see the full roster of films in the series. "The films are all great and all wildly diverse, but you will see some of the seeds of their influence in our new movie," he writes. Watch trailers for "World's End" and select films from the series below.

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